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[17 May 2013 | No Comment | ]
On the utility of doorstops

“I can’t tell you how many conversations I had about the huge stage light I use as a door stop or the inflatable moose head I kept around for bit,” Mike Donnay writes in “Find a Doorstop.” His eccentric doorstop reminded him to be open to new experiences, to things that might not have seemed engaging in the past. To make room in his heart. Doorstops can be a tangible grace.

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[21 Jan 2013 | 5 Comments | ]
Colloquy in the Car

As my workday ends, I meander out my office building to one of only a handful of cars remaining in the lot. If I am lucky to leave on time, the setting sun offers a pink horizon to the west and the breeze that I have missed inside my glass castle reawakens me to nature’s presence. Shut the door. Turn the key. Shift into reverse. Back out. Breathe deep. Exhale. My commuting buddy is suddenly there with me. Start talking. Start listening.

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[2 Sep 2012 | One Comment | ]
Where Does “We” End?

Did you follow the medal count in the Olympics? Every night my children would dutifully report how many golds and total medals the USA had compared to China. I quickly realized how the US-centric coverage was one more way my children were being indoctrinated into a culture in which “we” ends at the border. With a few rare exceptions, such as the accomplishments of the South African “Blade Runner,” the Olympics, supposedly about the highest ideals of sport, pushing the human body to its greatest capacity, instead became about hoarding …

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[22 May 2012 | One Comment | ]
Miraculous

You want miraculous?
I think about the ascension
and the possibility of a person flying up into space
leaving behind his slack jawed followers
to wonder over what had just occurred.
And the men in white ask them
why they are just standing there?
They say that Jesus would return
again in the same way that he left.