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Reluctant Reflections and Non-Resolutions

Around the end of the year, we Americans feel compelled to look at the past 365 days and decide what we can do to make the next 365 days better. I was never one to get all excited over New … Continue reading

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Blessing of the Animals and other Rituals

To the fur, feathered and scaled people: This is in honor of the annual Blessing of the Animals celebration, which was held yesterday, Oct. 7. This article also appeared in the December 2009 issue of Vision Magazine. Latin chants and … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Sendoffs

His neatly knotted tie looked out-of-place over his soiled and torn shirt as he spoke to the┬árag-tag, tie-wearing participants who had done their best to look presentable. The disheveled speaker was conveying a story at a memorial for Hank, a … Continue reading

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