Archive for ‘December, 2011

Of the Darkness that Covers the Earth

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“All the leaves are brown and the sky is gray,” once sang the Mamas and the Papas…Isaiah puts it differently and quite a bit more dramatically, ” Behold darkness covers the land; a deep gloom enshrouds the people. My father’s mantra to my brothers and me regarding curfew while we were teenagers was that “nothing good happens […] Read more »

Of the Heroic

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One of my favorite books as a child was a book entitled Gods and Heroes. It was an illustrated collection of Greek myths written for children. To this day I can see Zeus in my mind’s eye. My mother read it to us over and over until the cover finally fell apart. I still remember the battles of the […] Read more »

Of Hopeful Purpose

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K and I were walking our dog towards British Park this past Sunday afternoon. It was a beautiful Fall afternoon. We walked by a vacant lot in which two men obviously homeless were standing in the middle of it eying it with puzzled disappointment, because the owner had bush-hogged all the underbrush so that people could not sleep on […] Read more »