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Cathartic: Purified by Fire?

Cathars They never called themselves Cathars: they were Good Men (and women). They had lived their normal lives, raising children and being human, and then they chose a higher calling in their later years. The name Cathar probably came from … Continue reading

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Amazed by Grace

Stairway to Heaven In the ‘old days’ (read, just yesterday), we thought we could earn our way to salvation. By following the rules, we thought we could buy a stairway to heaven. What a waste of effort! As I have … Continue reading

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Father (in) Time has Wrinkles

A Wrinkle in Time According to everyone who read this 1962 bestselling book, this is one of the world’s best. I wouldn’t know, never having been privileged enough to read it. But I saw the movie today with my granddaughter, … Continue reading

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Chaos Theory: the Butterfly Effect

Can One Small Act Lead to Change? We like to think so, but the concept is counter-intuitive at best. After all, one person cannot effect change in the greater world, can they? The idea of the Butterfly Effect has taken … Continue reading

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This Is Us: ‘thirtysomething’ reborn?

  Hidden in Plain Sight There is a link connecting these two television series even though they are 30 years apart: Ken Olin. I didn’t start watching “This Is Us” until the second season, in much the same way that … Continue reading

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Humanism: Another Way?

  Evolution versus Creation Dan Brown, in his latest novel, Origin, has done it again. He has taken the questions we all ask ourselves (“Where did we came from?” “Where are we going?”) and spun another tale of suspense and … Continue reading

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Frustration

  I want to hold you so near That we become only one, But something has come between: A feeling of unloved fear That you’d like to ignore, shun; Blind thoughts of what might have been.   Our relationship’s futile, … Continue reading

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