Remembering Pete Seeger

I was saddened to hear of Pete's passing today at the age of 94, but grateful, not only for having seen Pete perform, but for his service to the community that enriched so many lives, and particularly for his contribution to help clean up the Hudson river. While still living in New York, I had …

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Love and Mercy

There may not be a word used as frequently in our day that's so lacking in a precise definition as the word Depression. Literally, to depress is to press down, which we still recognize when a doctor uses a tongue depresser to see the back of our throat. But since the latter part of the …

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I’d Gladly Lose Me to Find You

As happens in all eras of big technological leaps, our modern world is changing us. No longer does our struggle to survive bring us the amount of direct contact with the raw elements to secure food, to build and maintain shelter, or to stay safe from both human and animal predators as our ancestors once …

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49 Reasons Redux

It's hard not to be emotionally touched by the tragedies of this past week, even though most of us do not know the victims, survivors or the criminals. In that way we all share in the very impersonal nature of the mass shootings in nearby Clackamas, Oregon and far away Newtown, Connecticut. I think the …

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Sleep a lot, eat a lot, brush ’em like crazy

In these modern times of plenty there are indeed many things to be thankful for. Having been continually amazed by both my own and your existence throughout the years of my life- being alive has always seemed to me to be the essential starting point for Thankfulness. But with the passing of time I see …

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