Monthly Archives: November 2013

Life–A Garden of Roses and Thorns

When writing recently about losing my first salmon…and looking downstream that another boat reached to pick it up, a responder wrote, “Glad to see that in 1947 people were mean and uncooperative and only out for themselves then also.” Thought … Continue reading

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Thoughts About Homosexuality

December 7.  Am sure what comes to your [and my] mind is Pearl Harbor.  A day of infamy.  For me, though, this December 7 will “happen” a different situation.  I will attend a wedding.  Not officiate, but attend. Yes, weddings … Continue reading

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More Than Baiting A Hook–Much More

I cannot imagine it.  Not even close.  Maybe you can.  Here’s the situation: attending a school with 22 in your class, your junior class.  And knowing probably 25% of them will leave school before their graduation in 2 years.  Knowing … Continue reading

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More Than A Cardboard Alley Home–Much More

I remember their smile…and their version of a benediction as they helped each other up on chairs, each raising his hand and repeating the words, “The grace and love and peace of God be with you forever. Amen.” Happened yesterday.  … Continue reading

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Lost Your Hat? Lately?

A grandmother advised her 3-year-old grandson, “Honey, stay up here with Grandma.” He scowled, the body language of disagreement.  Then pointed to the ocean. “No, it’s too dangerous; stay here.  Some other time we can go to the ocean.” As … Continue reading

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How Big Are Your Shoulders?

We never know.  Really.  Even if holding our own crystal ball, what moments will happen to us today…and how we will respond.  Yes, we can describe and perhaps even define moments from yesterday.  And life without dreams and anticipation and … Continue reading

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The Gospel Of Carved Butter

Can you name an event that changed your life?  An event that left you with breathless awe? I assume for each of us to name one is the difficult task.  That assumption figures you can—no less than I—have a list … Continue reading

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