Chautauqua Institution

This week’s article is short and sweet as I wrap up a variety of things demanding attention in order to prepare for a trip north, east, south, and west to take in another week at the delightful Chautauqua Institution and visit family and friends along the way. Tom and I have enjoyed spending a week at Chautauqua Institution each summer, except last summer when we were at home dodging COVID-19. Now we’re both double-vaccinated and ready […]

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Birthday Reflections

Soon I begin the fourth quarter of my trek toward a centennial birthday. I’ve been having a lot of 75th birthday reflections as this milestone approaches. I’m not asking people to give to some cause on my behalf, but I do encourage people to share generously what they have with those doing good deeds for society. Generosity is good for our health. Now that I’m face to face with becoming 75, that age doesn’t look […]

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June and Juno

June has always been the official changing of the seasons and weekly routines for me. In my youth we didn’t get out of school for the summer until sometime in June. In June Mom brought the kiddy pool up from the basement and set it up for us in the back yard. June brought lazy days reading on the porch swing, riding bikes with friends, begging to go to Huntington Beach west of Cleveland, and […]

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Bishop Phil Wahlberg

Are there people in your life who crossed your path at a particularly crucial moment, changing the direction you’ve traveled ever since? Recently deceased Bishop Phil Wahlberg was one of those people in my life. Officially The Rev. Philip L. Wahlberg, Jr., I have always known him as Bishop Phil Wahlberg. He died Sunday, May 9, 2021 at age 97. His impact on my life and my family is too enormous to tally. I first […]

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Land Yields Life

Land. Land yields life. All living creatures depend on the land. No land, no life. We fight wars to determine who has the right to dwell on and drill or dig into the land. We harvest natural resources for shelter, food, and fuel. We go to court to determine whose rights will prevail in property disputes. Our modern ways of managing the land are based on assumptions imported to this continent by early European colonists. […]

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