Category: From the Editor

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Promise     Definition of promise: “a declaration that one will do or refrain from doing something specified” ~Merriam Webster ~ Recently, I found this promise box, slightly visible, inside of a mixed bag of goodies, at a second hand store; while not interested in the other things I could see, in the bag, the…

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“Embarrassed and Ashamed”     ~ Elizabeth Cady Stanton ~   “Embarrassed and ashamed” apparently, the new catch phrase for public figures and perhaps a few private ones as well. Is anyone else wondering why none of these men were not embarrassed and ashamed when they were busy behaving so appallingly? I have been thinking…

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Maybe Change Has Come     “Don’t know if you have power yet….I don’t . . . but the church does. We’re open if you and Kate need it at all and…we have a shower!!! :)” ~ My Pastor~ As I made my way into my bedroom to get ready to shower and go to…

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NFL: Adopt an Intern On my private social media, I posted an article regarding boycotting the NFL. A person who I genuinely love and respect that is I guess ‘family in-law’,  responded to my post with a very sincere and thoughtful comment; I took no offense at her words, but I did feel that she…

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What Do You See     Do you need a closer look? I did. In fact, as I drove through Boston, a city I have been visiting for a life time, having lived in Brockton, as a child, and then making my way to Boston  again, before Hannah was born, and then repeatedly since that…

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Surprise Kate was driving home, and she mentioned that she was bringing me a surprise. I asked a few questions, none of which were answered, and in my mind I settled on something like guava pastries or cheesecake. When she arrived, she handed me the above package. Kate had carried this bundle on an airplane. …

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The Moneychangers “On reaching Jerusalem, Jesus entered the temple courts and began driving out those who were buying and selling there. He overturned the tables of the money changers and the benches of those selling doves, and would not allow anyone to carry merchandise through the temple courts. And as he taught them, he said,…

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Alive But Not Living I Will Not Name Names “Overdose deaths involving prescription opioids have quadrupled since 1999,1,2 and so have sales of these prescription drugs.3 From 1999 to 2015, more than 183,000 people have died in the U.S. from overdoses related to prescription opioids.” https://www.cdc.gov/drugoverdose/data/overdose.html Let me start by stating the obvious, we do not all…

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An Ode to the Last of the Extraordinary Wrapping Paper Around five or maybe six years ago, at Christmas time, Kate received an odd shaped box in the mail, that contained wrapping paper, ribbons, bows, and I think even a pair of scissors. Being who she is, the gift meant little to her, except that…

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Violence and Hopelessness “In the state of Massachusetts, Hernandez died an innocent man due to the legal principle of abatement ab initio, where if a person dies and has not exhausted all legal appeals, the case reverts to its status at the beginning; so the person becomes innocent.” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aaron_Hernandez In New England, today, April 19,…