You may remember last spring, when Riley and I were housebound with what I think was swine flu, what got me through the three-day fever was watching The Deadliest Catch nonstop. I'm sad to read this morning that the show's Capt. Phil Harris, 53, has passed away, too young. Capt. Phil was an . . .
If you have not already made a donation to one of the many organizations helping the people of Haiti, I hope you will do so this week. Even if it's just a few dollars.If you can't afford to make a donation right now, I hope you will pray that they have the strength for the long recovery ahead. . . .
Horrifying. On every level.from MSNBC.comU.S. link to Uganda ‘death for gays’ bill?Three Christian evangelicals try to distance themselves from proposed lawBy Jeffrey Gettleman / The New York TimesMon., Jan. 4, 2010KAMPALA, Uganda - Last March, three American evangelical Christians, whose . . .
That's the name of a documentary we watched the other night on Netflix. It was about the way the Bible has been used against gay people, but really, it was about Biblical literalism.I don't really get Biblical literalism. How otherwise smart people believe that something written so many years ago, . . .
I like the idea of starting each day with a spiritual practice.A morning prayer, short or long, sets your intention for the day.This morning I think of friends going through hard times with their health, their relationship, their financial well-being.And wish them peace.And oh yes, I wish peace for . . .
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We are on our way home to Florida this morning. We haven't heard back on the house.Have a great Sunday! . . .
That's the thing about dogs. And to some extent cats. They think good thoughts.Of dog biscuits and walks in the park. Of being brushed and petted.And, if you are Riley, of being worshipped.Oh, congratulations to Laura and her new King Charles spaniel. Our dogs send their best wuffs to Lily in her . . .
The only true paradise is the one you've lost. ~ Marcel ProustHow many times have we failed to appreciate something fully, until it's lost to us for good?At that point, we'd give anything to go back. To make it right. To fully appreciate it.To have the paradise we failed to recognize when we had . . .
We're not born with self confidence. It comes with life experience. And some find it earlier than others.M. remembers me as that young woman who lacked confidence, and when we first got back together, he'd say things that were clearly meant to build my belief in myself.It threw me, because if . . .