I am finishing my book on practicing stoicism. One chapter is on learning, and it suggests that most of us we don’t take the task of learning as seriously as we take the training the body. The author has a point. If I go to the gym I feel good about my workout and “getting…

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I think Christians sometime forget that our core is grounded in faith, hope, and charity(love). I know I do. We get caught up in dogma, judgment, sin, and exclusivity when our basic message is faith, hope, and charity and the greatest of these is charity (love). Every person and every group deserves an attitude of…

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I’ve had two major surgeries in the last ten years, and both times my recovery required a therapist to help me with my recovery. In each instance, the therapist said the same thing: “Most importantly listen to your body, don’t ignore the signals it sends you.” The advice in both cases was spot on. If…

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Practice kindness all day to everybody and you will realize you’re already in heaven now, — Jack Kerouac. I learned this weekend from Maria Popova that even the great Leo Tolstoy compiled quotes like I have done for years. I am hardly in Tolstoy’s league but its nice to know that for each day of the…

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Now that my new knee is making real progress, I am spending more time reading Bonnie Whitehouse’s Journal, Afoot and Lighthearted. One of her gems is her page on sauntering and a quote from Thoreau: “I have met with but one or two persons in the course of my life who understood the art of Walking,…

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