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January 11, 2018

What We Can Learn from Iceland

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Last month I was shocked and bemused when I heard that Iceland’s soccer team had made it to the 2018 World Cup and we, the United States, had not! Iceland, with a population a bit smaller than Cleveland or Tampa, won their qualifying group and will...

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December 22, 2017

Dispensing with the Pleasantries of Christmas

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Dostoyevsky once said; “Involve yourself in creating happy memories.” Happy memories come when we live forgiving lives, when each day is bright and new. I can well understand the disgust many people feel at the empty fanfare that dominates the...

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October 19, 2017

Justice and Purity

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Purity and justice seem unrelated to most of us. What is the use of purity anyhow? Justice, however, now that is something you and I can understand! Unjust things bombard us every day – the control freak at the office, children starving in Africa...

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July 28, 2017

The Gift of Adversity

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I’ll never forget the very young lady from California who scolded me in a bar for begging a barn to sleep in. “When I first arrived,” she told me, “I slept under the bushes in the park.” This admonition made me feel like a softy. But it also made me...

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