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Spring                                                                                   Rushing Waters Moon Meanwhile, on a Jeep in front of me on the way home with Kate: Another sticker I couldn’t get a good picture of, same Jeep: The second amendment is my gun permit.

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Bernie Madoff rather than Jesus in the their hearts

Spring                                                                              Rushing Waters Moon read this article in the NYT. wrote in on comments. This: “Well. Retired Presbyterian, UU clergy here. It was a used donkey that Jesus rode on Palm Sunday. He turned the tables on the money lenders. In Luke he’s quoted as saying: “…The Lord has anointed me to bring good news […]

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A hypothesis. The long, very long history of clergy sexual abuse.

Spring                                                                    Rushing Waters Moon I wrote to the author of this Washington Post column, Pope Benedict shows how the Catholic church went so horribly off-course. Hello, Mr. Drehle, I’m a retired Presbyterian clergy. I appreciated your comments about Benedict stepping out of the shadows. Problematic to say the least. And, what he said. About all […]

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The Ides of April

Spring                                                                           Rushing Waters Moon Whoa. Tiger Woods won the Open. After 11 years of shame, rehab, shambling along. A victory for aging. For never letting go of the dream. For living into the present and the future, not being bridled by the past. I’m glad, for all of us. Tax day. Still puzzled by the […]

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Long Gone

Spring                                                                              Rushing Waters Moon My cousin, Diane, lives in San Francisco. Born near and raised in Morristown, Indiana, my mother’s hometown, she’s returning to the heartland for a visit. For a month. I told her a month would be long time in Indiana for me. She’s going several different places in the Midwest to see […]

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This. That.

Spring                                                                         Recovery Moon We hit 58 yesterday, predicted 60 today. Snow piles melting, but plenty of snow remains in our north facing backyard. I took a chance on the ice dams, hoping they’d disappear before any damage was done. Not my brightest move ever, but while I was sick  dealing with the company who would […]

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I miss them still

Spring                                                                          Recovery Moon Today is Kate’s pulmonology appointment. Another key moment on this journey. Is she fit enough for surgery to place the j-tube? Does she have some lung disease? And, a week delayed. The cold. My cold, that is, and it’s follow on sinus infection has begun to lose its grip. Glimpses of normalcy, […]

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Go, Kate

Imbolc                                                                           Recovery Moon Kate’s tpn feedings have given her energy. She’s finishing our taxes, for some reason she likes to do them, and in doing so has walked up and down the stairs to our third level twice. She hasn’t done that in months. When I compare where she is now with the dark days […]

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When Will It Ever End?

Imbolc                                                                            Recovery Moon Going to On the Move Fitness to pick up a new workout on Tuesday. Then, back on Thursday to make sure I have the exercises down. This will be a gradual ramp up back to where I was before the month that shall not be named. Buddy Tom Crane, in a surprising […]

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The Shadow of an Autocrat

Imbolc                                                                          Recovery Moon Been meaning to post this for a while. I have a stack of books (surprise) next to my reading chair. When I turn on the lights in the loft, this is the shadow they project on the wall under the south facing windows. Is it his true shadow? Manifest on Shadow Mountain. […]

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