Monthly Archives: August 2013

Embracing Last Place

They thought we didn’t know.  We did.  Ok, all of you who are blue birds can sit over here. Red birds, go to the back of the room.  They thought we didn’t know.  We did.  Second grade, one group could … Continue reading

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Embracing Improvisation

My ears perked up. The commentator on the radio mentioned Marian McPartland who died this past week at the age of 95. Marian McPartland hosted a show on NPR called “Marian McPartland’s Piano Jazz.” She was well-known for jazz improvisation. … Continue reading

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Embracing the Fire

There is something soothing about sitting around a campfire or a pit fire on a cool summer evening or in the midst of fresh fall days.  Fire in this context is so radically different from the suffering fire causes from natural disaster or … Continue reading

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Embracing the Treasure

Clare of Assisi died on August 11, 1253 at 60 years of age.  We celebrate her life this week-end.  She is an intriguing person.  Born into the noble class she chose a different course of life than her birthright.  Clare … Continue reading

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Embracing Generosity

St. Francis of Assisi lived with open hands.  For Francis, open hands symbolized openness to the divine presence in his life and openness to others.  Francis lived in difficult times.  He struggled personally and in the midst of a war-torn world. … Continue reading

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