Monthly Archives: November 2011

Freaked Out by Advent

Advent freaks me out. First. we talk about the end of time. Then about the birth of Jesus. And finally on Christmas morning, we get to “In the beginning was the Word.”   It’s a time-machine moving backwards while our clocks … Continue reading

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To the folks who’ve “Gone Fishing”

This photo shows all that is left in a storefront I pass often in Cushing Square. Whatever the last business here was, it’s been closed for a while. They left their flag, which is now pretty faded. And a dirty … Continue reading

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Elections 2011

I’ve lived in Ohio, Wisconsin, New Jersey, Michigan, and Massachusetts, and it is only in the Bay State that I’ve seen people standing on street corners holding signs for their political candidates. I find this fascinating. First, I wonder whether … Continue reading

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The Ancient Future Art of Caregiving

Just a circle of people and a flip chart. No Power-point presentation. No famous guest speaker. No swag to take home. They met for three evenings of practice. They imagined themselves sitting with friends who were overwhelmed by the challenge … Continue reading

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