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September Thoughts from Long Ago

This was a journal note I wrote in September 1963, when I was 16 years old. It seems I have struggled with time and its passing most of my life. “The days come, the days go. They creep in on … Continue reading

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Mrs. Dewey

Mrs. Dewey and her students, Luthers Mills school, 1958 I have had some pretty wonderful teachers, and they helped make me who I am. And my favorite one was Mrs. Dewey. Mrs. Dewey was the fifth and sixth grade teacher … Continue reading

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Daughter of the Great Lady, Diary Entry

This is an imaginary diary entry by a real woman who lived in northern Canaanite Ugarit, which I studied for my doctoral dissertation, about a situation I have called a “Canaanite soap opera.” Many details are missing in the actual … Continue reading

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A Biblical Model for Restoring Integrity

Another post about David. Can you tell I love the stories of David? This piece was previously published in a manual on clergy sexual misconduct by the Board of Higher Education and Ministry of the United Methodist Church, about 20 … Continue reading

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My Cabin

Did you know I have a cabin in the woods? It’s a lovely cabin, and I’ll describe it, but you should also know that sometimes it transforms into an old cottage on the seashore. Sometimes there’s no cabin or cottage … Continue reading

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Healing Touch and Animals

Twenty-some years ago I learned how to do Reiki. There are three levels of learning and attunement, and I did the first two. What that means is that I was trained to practice this particular kind of hands-on healing method, … Continue reading

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Camping

When I was about five years old, my mother discovered a way that the whole family could afford to go on vacations together. Earlier, Mom and Dad had sometimes taken trips and stayed at what they called in those days … Continue reading

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