A book of celebrations

Each of us has two choices every day: Add to the beauty or add to the despair. … to ride the light out of darkness and live in peace, striving for harmony against the discord … to celebrate our best angels or our worst instincts. That has been a constant theme of this blog duringContinue reading “A book of celebrations”

Another New Year’s Top Ten list

I have adapted a New Year’s habit from my friend Wally Conger, who would list a “Top 10” for the year just finished from his brushes with pop culture and life in general. Here’s my list for an infamous year. A couple of days ago I wrote about how the Arts have taken a hitContinue reading “Another New Year’s Top Ten list”

… so that death can never win

This year isn’t the first during which famous and beloved people have died. A most basic fact of life is that famous and beloved people die every year. In fact, Wikipedia has a running page called “Deaths in 2020,” listing all of the notable individuals who have died this year, and it is constantly updated.Continue reading “… so that death can never win”

Glad … for what ifs

I’m so glad … for speculative fiction. Of course, ALL fiction is speculative. There are science fiction and fantasy what-ifs … What if a farm boy in a distant galaxy grew up to be a new hope? (Star Wars) What if a farm girl accidentally traveled to a magical kingdom and saved her friends? (TheContinue reading “Glad … for what ifs”

A time for seeking the light

Mom would make magic bars – those delightfully tasty, baked combinations of graham cracker crumbs, coconut, chocolate chips and walnuts held together with butter and sweetened condensed milk – and Dad would sit us down in the living room and crack open the Good Book. It was the only time of the year he wouldContinue reading “A time for seeking the light”

In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree

So back when Quirinius was governor of Syria, this kid was born in Bethlehem who grew up to change the world. God made us in His image, so that means in a little piece of us is the power to change the world. In a little piece of us is the creativity to build aContinue reading “In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree”

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