July 27th, 2019

I just read an excellent short essay written by a friend and colleague who is a priest at the Episcopal Cathedral in Atlanta. He wrote his entry for the newsletter thr Cathedral publishes for its parishioners. Don’t worry, it’s not real what I’d call real religious. I’m posting this because what he says is too [...]

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A Reassuring Experience

Last week, I traveled to D.C to explore. It was fun and I landed in a hotel just a block from the train and could easily access all of what I wanted to see and do. I had never experienced the changing of the guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington Cemetery [...]

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Let Love Reign

Everywhere I hear or see tragic news. A colleague with young children was just diagnosed with ovarian cancer. A soldier’s family deals with the loss of their father and husband after a suicide bomb in Afghanistan. Political figures bicker and fight. Young children go without food during the holiday. Bad things have been happening since [...]

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Lights

The weekend after Thanksgiving I traveled with a friend to Williamsburg. We wanted to see the lights of historic Williamsburg and at Christmas Town, in Busch Gardens.  We thoroughly enjoyed walking up Duke of Gloucester Street after dark on Friday night and were able to clock three miles of physical activity while enjoying the decorations [...]

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Refugees

Since there is a flurry of mis-information circulating about refugee related issues, I feel compelled to disclose some facts, as a physician. Communicable disease prevention has always been the cornerstone for screening, admitting and settling refugees in the United States. Each year the president sets a target quota for the number of refugees who will [...]

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Like Bread Rising

Yesterday, the advertisement section of the local Sunday paper was twice as thick as the news section. This morning, the radio station screamed about shootings at home and abroad and the television broadcasts pathetic scandals every time I turn it on. Magazines overwhelm me with data about climate change and all the billboards I pass, [...]

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Privilege

Scrounging through briars in the woods, for firewood- hauling, sawing, splitting and stacking it- is a universal task. All over the planet men women and children need fire for cooking and warmth. At one moment, yesterday, as I stacked oak and pecan sticks into the back of my son’s pick-up, I felt as if I [...]

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Trick-or-Trunk

Halloween is a time of the year marked with memories for me. As an old childhood friend reminded me this week, “your brother’s Halloween party was the coolest birthday ever!” Living on a busy street where we received lots of trick-or-treaters from residents in rural Starkey and Bonsack, our door was filled with scary faces [...]

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