Category Archives: Ideas

We Are the Real Countries

We ARE the true countries. Not the artificial borders drawn on maps. And we do not live for ourselves alone. Continue reading

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In Your Eyes, In Our Eyes

The first time ever I saw your faceI thought the sun rose in your eyesAnd the moon and the stars were the gifts you gaveTo the dark and the endless skies, my loveTo the dark and the endless skies Ewan … Continue reading

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The Sun Inside the Rain

Some men of character rise to the occasion when called upon to do so. Such was a man named Roddie Edmonds from Knoxville, Tennessee, who saved the lives of 200-300 American Jews in 1945. Continue reading

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The Victorious ‘Yes’

May my sister Lisa continue to transcend the sorrows of this world, may her strong spirit continue to soar. Continue reading

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Holes Let the Light Shine Through

Do our imperfections and vulnerabilities allow more light to shine through? Continue reading

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Hiding in Plain Sight

Being ourselves is the adventure of a lifetime. We often hide in plain sight, but beneath our disguises we have our own mysterious ways. Continue reading

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The Garden Within

We have a new little one expected to enter our family and world in February 2022. May he be safe. May he find his way in this complicated 22nd Century. May he find his bliss. Continue reading

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Dreams Walking in Broad Daylight

. . . dreams walking in broad daylightThree hundred, sixty five degreesBurning down the house. “Burning Down the House”, songwriters: David Byrne, Christopher Frantz, Martina Weymouth, Jerry Harrison Seeing the world through the eyes of a baby or toddler is … Continue reading

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Gluing Together Our Broken Places

I got my first dose of the Covid vaccine today in a drive-through operation at Ft. Sanders Hospital West here in Knoxville, Tennessee. It was a flawless experience except they did not set up a second shot right away on … Continue reading

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Seen, Heard, Loved

Humankind’s search for meaning has many twisting turns and blind alleys, but basically each person seeks to be seen, heard, and loved. Continue reading

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