Monthly Archives: November 2014

American as apple pie?

This morning I learned that apples are not indigenous to America. In facet, there were no apples in what would later become the United States until the 1700’s, (Common Era). My gastronomic world view has been dealt a blow measuring … Continue reading

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Openness and Pardon

I listened with interest as the US president spoke about immigration reform. It was interesting to read some of the reactions from various political corners as well. Openness to pardon as well as forgiveness has been the hallmark of the … Continue reading

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Another take on a national holiday

In the United States this week, we recognized “Veterans Day”. There were lots of Facebook Posts as well as news articles extoling the virtues of military veterans. It is easy to forget that the roots of the day are found … Continue reading

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Why remedy evil if it can be prevented?

So much of our efforts as people of faith seems to be aimed at remedies for evil acts. Even our secular legal system seems to be geared towards punishing evil deeds rather than preventing them. As I contemplated this observation, … Continue reading

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In a hospital waiting room

With all the discussion concerning the Affordable Care Act and its ramifications, it seems fair to point out how some things have not changed. One place that has not substantially changed is the surgical waiting room where families wait for … Continue reading

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Voting day in America

Today is voting day in America. It is generally on the first Tuesday in November, which is different than kin many countries in which Sundays are election days. Many years ago bars and saloons were closed until the polls closed. … Continue reading

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