Must be hard to be conservative…

Family history of being on the losing side of issuesIt may be hard to *seem* genuine when I am smiling at the arc of the universe continuing to bend toward justice, but I do stop for a moment to reflect on how hard it is for conservative people when their beliefs and sense of right and wrong is challenged as it has been these past few days.

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Blessed Complications of Fatherhood

Thich Nhat Hanh caligraphy: you are, therefore I am A Father’s Day Sermon – High Street UU, Macon, GA – June 21, 2015

Thich Nhat Hanh says “You are, therefore I am” – this is not a differentiation, where we draw a line between you and me and declare two separate parts. It is instead a declaration of interbeing, of connectedness.

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Goodbye College of Law

Ten years ago, the College of Law at Georgia State University trusted me with their web presence. We have all grown since then, the College, the web sites, and especially, me. The College is a great place and dispels all the (mostly) undeserved jokes about lawyers. It was great to be part of the good the College […]

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“…whether explicable or not…”

The World Health Organization has a really neat definition of Traditional medicine: Traditional medicine is the sum total of the knowledge, skills, and practices based on the theories, beliefs, and experiences indigenous to different cultures, whether explicable or not, used in the maintenance of health as well as in the prevention, diagnosis, improvement or treatment of […]

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“Identity Theft”

It is truly amazing that we now have a crime that is referred to as  “identity theft.” Impersonation is a very old scam,  but the ridiculous way we now “identify” people had led to this current problem. I am among those included in the latest breach of data from Anthem  (Blue Cross / Blue Shield […]

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What is worth posting?

Anyone who blogs should ask this question frequently. What is worth a reader’s time? The answer is found more in how the post is written, rather than in the subject matter. A well-written post on a mundane matter is better than a poorly-written post on an interesting topic. So, I have this fabulous trip to […]

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Brick walls are wake up calls…

In the processes of conflict transformation, obstacles and periods with no evident progress are opportunities to reassess the situation. When nothing seems to be happening, that is the time when the real work of transformation happens, when we can do that internal work. That is why Brick walls are wake up calls…

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Following directions

Seems to be a lot of “following directions” lately. Lots of reading, making checklists, and asking for help as needed. Evaluations for Contextual Education. Getting started in the Ministerial Fellowship process. A round of antibiotics for my son. All necessary parts of the blessings of my life, and a great opportunities for spiritual growth. Also […]

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The secret

I have yet to learn the secret of people who are able to blog on a regular basis. Could it be that they just have to much time on their hands? (we all get 24 hours each day)… Could it be that they can put their thoughts into words very fast? (yes, most of them). […]

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Year one complete!

All the papers are turned in, my Old Testament exam is in the stack for grading, and I am still not sure what all this seminary “thing” means. More contemplation soon. First, some thanks. It’s been a wonderful year that I could not have completed without the support of my wonderful wife and the understanding […]

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