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Truth

Whatever comes into my mind is not true. I accept that reality, however, below rationality the opposite is shown to be the truth in this matter, there is a region that is really in control, the emotional, feelings, that make objective thought difficult, perhaps impossible, who after all is objective? It is a struggle to […]

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What is it called

A weapon once made must be baptized in blood, human, or perhaps animal, it matters not for weapons are made for killing, both for protection and for sport, humans being hunted is a form of entertainment for many, our news presents it to us every night, with beautiful men and women giving us the scoop, […]

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Too soon

When young and healthy the world is ours, our bodies sleek, or if not at least strong, if not that, we still have years to look forward to, death something far off not to be thought off. Yet the years speed by and soon, too soon, we find ourselves among the middle aged or the […]

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Early Experiences

Growing up in a big family has its ups and down, but overall I have no regrets about having so many brothers and sisters. Like most people I have had some early experiences that have made me deal with their outcome on my psyche, but in the end I can see, that over all it […]

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Everything has a price

There is much to be thankful for, as well as a great deal to mourn, both need to be addressed. To forget one and to only focus on the other will lead to trouble. Life needs to be enjoyed, and lessons have to be learned, without the learning, there is only trouble, and life cannot […]

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Becoming ever more human

The feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus The Heart of Christ is a powerful symbol for many Christians and not just Catholics. It helps us to understand the mystery of God’s love and what it entails, at least in part. For in the Incarnation, God is speaking to us in ways that we understand. […]

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Prophets are so very annoying

(The feast of the nativity of St. John the Baptist) Prophets are noted for their urgency as well as being very annoying. They are outspoken and can be strange. St. John the Baptist is no exception. He spoke out about the seriousness of our lives. About the importance of taking stock of what we are […]

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Williams’s heart felt prayer

Well it was quite a morning with William, for you never know what to expect when it comes to taking care of his nursing needs. As his disease progresses, his symptoms will of course become more pronounced and painful for all involved. This morning while cleaning him, or perhaps ‘attempting’ is the better word, he […]

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What is, is

20As I was talking (to) Ann about some of my difficulties with a couple of people I know, going on and on about it as is my wont. She stopped me, looked intently and said: “Why all the arrogance; this need to try to change others. . . Trying to tell others how, or what […]

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Will we manifest

When I was young, many years ago, though it seems like yesterday; I thought I was in control, centered, strong and together. I don’t know how I thought this, it seems amazing that I could have been so callow, yet I was young after all. As the years pile up, so does my experience with […]

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