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A COCKTAIL, A COMFY CHAIR AND A CROWN OF THORNS

The recent explosion in Beirut, Lebanon, albeit an avoidable accident, reminded me of the many times when that Mediterranean city has suffered the tragic consequences of explosions. Followed so shortly by the verdict of the Netherlands-based Special Tribunal for Lebanon … Continue reading

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CUTTING BACK – A COVID STORY

I was recently struck by the reaction of a Richmond barber to the decision of the mayor not to allow the city to begin to reopen, after he (the barber) had stepped out in preparation to reopen by setting appointments for … Continue reading

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THE RESULTS ARE IN; AND FURY IS THE WINNER

The Nevada caucuses took place yesterday. For those not following the American news, these gatherings of voters across the state of Nevada are the latest stage of the process of choosing candidates for the Presidential Election in November. It seems … Continue reading

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I DON’T KNOW WHAT TO DO WITH CHRISTMAS

Christmas has appeared on the Henrico County (Virginia) Calendar. Henrico (Virginia) County School Board recently announced calendar changes for the next school year. They will preserve the two-week Winter Holiday but will rearrange teacher workdays so that they can give … Continue reading

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ONE HUNDRED – LEST WE SHOULD FORGET

100 is a number with powerful effect upon the imagination. It is the first occasion in ascending order where three numerical digits make sense. From Roman times the century as a description for this number has been applied conceptually in … Continue reading

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BLEEDING HANDS AND BLISTERED FEET

– A Christmas Meditation – Through a series of recent mishaps my fingers got cut. First, I cleared out the sink and did the dishes. I wiped a glass, not realizing it had fallen into the sink and the rim … Continue reading

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EYES CLOSED AND EARS WIDE OPEN

(A Reflection on the Divisions in Our Society)  We have become used to reports of Jihadists driving vehicles into crowds of people. It’s happened prominently in France, Germany and Britain with tragic consequences. However, we were not prepared for a … Continue reading

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THERE WERE TWO TREES IN THE GOSPEL

There were two trees in the garden: the tree of the knowledge of good and evil and the tree of life. Our understanding of the significance of these trees is important for an understanding of God’s purpose for His creation. … Continue reading

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In Him Was Life

Nicolai Gogol’s 19th century work Dead Souls is regarded as one of the great Russian novels. Set within vivid images of the rural life of the land-owning class, it is a commentary on the condition of serfdom before that class … Continue reading

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