• Posted on September 11, 2014
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Is Evil the Proof God Doesn’t Exist?

The 13th Anniversary of 9/11 These days can be discouraging, can’t they? Every day there is evil that wraps its tentacles around us and threatens to strangle the life out of us. Atrocities are done in every name under the sun: God, Self, No-God, a group, a nation, a cause… Unthinkable things are done to […]

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  • Posted on March 17, 2014
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The Boredom of Every Parade Celebrating Everything

I just don’t need to wave my Gay Pride flag today.  This is why:  one of the things I’ve loved most about New York City is its great diversity and acceptance. From the Civil Rights Movement to the Gay Rights Movement, to way before then, in the 1850s when the Irish immigrants were relegated to […]

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  • Posted on December 27, 2013
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Lincoln, The Civil War & Bethlehem

 In 1861, Phillips Brooks was a poignant and dramatic speaker as he led the congregation of the Holy Trinity Church in Philadelphia.  He and his friend, Lewis Redner, a musician and fantastic real estate agent, began a Sunday school program for the children of the church.  The first class welcomed 30 children and within two […]

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  • Posted on December 16, 2013
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World War I Christmas Truce

I have a deep love of the Christmas Carols.  I know they can get overkill on the radio and many can be driven to near insanity as they gnash their teeth , if they hear just one more time, “I wanna’ hippopotamus for Christmas…”  I get it.  But the songs also conjure special memories that […]

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  • Posted on December 02, 2013
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Why I Don’t Want a Simpler Christmas

“…So I teach my kids about the magic of it all and I practice wonder.”                 Christmas has gotten a bad rap about its commercialization, over buying, silly frivolity, and endless plastic doodads decorating our homes, yards and dogs.  All of it resulting in greed, bad tempers and […]

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