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Peace on Earth

In the Christian tradition this is among the holiest of eves. But one does not have to be a Christian to appreciate the man of peace who was Jesus. If one simply takes him at face value, as a man … Continue reading

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272 Words (in honor of the 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address)

For two hundred years and a quarter and more, this land of the free and home of the brave has strived to create a world where all men and women are truly created equal. This nation has always been engaged … Continue reading

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Living in Peace

Nature has always been where I find my peace. So when I look for peace in a violent world and I look to nature I am greeted with the fact that the rest of nature is as violent as the … Continue reading

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Vigil to End Violence

When the Sikh temple in Oak Creek, Wisconsin was attacked I felt compelled to go downtown to Wisconsin’s Capitol building with a candle in memory of those slain and wounded and as a way to put out positive energy after … Continue reading

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To My “Christian” Friends

Let me start by saying that this is not for all of my Christian friends. It is for those who profess to be Christian, yet seem to live in a world of hatred, revenge, and violent rhetoric that does not … Continue reading

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No More Hurting People

The image that haunts me most from the Boston Marathon bombing is not one of the carnage, although many of those pictures are deeply disturbing. It is instead one that was posted after we learned the identity of the eight … Continue reading

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The Age of Marie

On Friday night I was watching television when I suddenly noticed flashing red lights on the walls of my living room. I turned and saw an ambulance across the street, a fire truck parked a little further down, a police … Continue reading

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Let There Be Peace

As Memorial Day 2012 winds down I do not think of the parades, barbecues, the biggest sales of the season, or even the unofficial start of summer.  I think of soldiers lost to war whose families will never celebrate any … Continue reading

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A Fallen Soldier

(published by Life After Hate, 3/13/12) Yesterday a distant cousin of mine, only thirty years old, was killed in Afghanistan, or at least word of his death came yesterday around 5:00 p.m. I can find no mention of it in … Continue reading

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