Monthly Archives: January 2011

Generosity unbounded

Within 36 hours we will be involved in seeing to fruition a benefit concert which is also a celebration of my 40th Ordination Anniversary. It will benefit two summer programs for youth-at-risk. To do this: I had the audacity to … Continue reading

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After 70’s promises – AZ

In the 1970’s my father was a pharmacist at the Gowanda Psychiatric Center south of Buffalo. During his time there the great de-institutionalization of the mentally ill took place.  The emphasis was on returning the mentally ill to the community … Continue reading

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Elder in training

NPR had a program on Elders today. The question was asked “When did you know you were an elder?”  I suddenly realized I have been an “elder in training” for over 50 years.  I have sat at the feet of … Continue reading

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Sno Fun

Whether or not one believes in climate change this has been one of the snowiest winters in recent memory. A friend in North Carolina has called several times as storms have come up the East Coast to tell us of … Continue reading

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Beyond Bigotry

A mentally unstable man kills a nine year old child, and a federal judge among others, and seriously wounds a Congresswoman. In response the infamous Westboro Baptist Church said it plans to picket the child’s funeral Thursday’s because “God sent … Continue reading

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No Free Speech!

I don’t believe in free speech! No I am NOT in favor of censorship – but that I know speech has a price – it has consequences. What we say does affect others, can set a tone and influence the … Continue reading

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Displaced in Egypt

Because of an unstable political situation which threatened their child’s life the Gospel of Matthew presents Joseph, Mary and Jesus crossing national borders in order to get a safer life in Egypt. Unlike the desire of many people in the … Continue reading

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New & Improved

New and Improved Ever since I was a kid I have heard about products that were new and/or improved. We seems to like the idea of that which is new and really like those that are improved. Perhaps that is … Continue reading

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