The Call

ve been struggling lately with this issue of ‘the call.’ I’m functioning from the premise that each of us has many gifts. Yet there are two or three things that we do very well and our call is centered within those two or three things. I don’t know exactly who coined the term “called” within […]

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Listening

A few years ago a popular cell phone company here in the U.S. took the cell phone market by storm by using simple yet innovative television commercials with the catchphrase, “can you hear me now?”  They tapped into a basic human need; to be listened to.  Listening is an art form that escapes the heart and […]

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Wisdom

 I didn’t write for two weeks because I was overwhelmed with my assignment in Romania.  It went very well but took a lot of time and energy. Now I am back from my European escapade and my mind’s main frame is loaded with exciting new pictures.  I’m naturally a curious person; I love people and […]

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Citadel

The Citadelle Laferrière or simply the Citadelle (in English, spelled Citadel), is a large mountaintop fortress in northern Haiti, approximately 17 miles (27 km) south of the city of Cap-Haïtien and five miles (8 km) uphill from the town of Milot. It is the largest fortress in the Americas and was designated by the United […]

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Passages

Just about a year ago I stopped writing these weekly tidbits.  I started writing them on October 16, 2002 and over the years friends and acquaintances from all over the world told me they were blessed by them.  Then last summer I just stopped writing.  No immediate reason comes to mind; I just had this […]

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Serenity

his is one of my favorite words. You probably have your own definition of serenity. I’ll tell you what mine is. When I think of serenity I think of sitting by a lake in the middle of nowhere, at dusk. In the distance the ball of fire we call sun is gently caressing the horizon […]

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Inner Beauty – 2

o how do you really get beautiful inside? There is nothing as putrid as meeting a very attractive person with a really negative or self-centered personality. The human brain has a way of associating attractive people with what would be considered nice behavior. Unfortunately it is not always so. The longer we live the more […]

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Inner Beauty

When you or I meet someone for the first time, one of the first things we notice beside their face is what young people refer to as their “swagger.” If I understand the modern term swagger correctly, it has to do with how a person shows up. It has to do with their level of […]

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Loving Me!

took a two month break from writing. I like to do that once in a while to recharge my batteries and come back to you refreshed. Well, I am back from some deep introspection and I am ready to take a new look at what makes us humans tick. Do you love yourself? That’s a […]

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Elegant Simplicity

I was raised by two educators, my father and my uncle. I owe both of these men a debt of gratitude because they both taught me to love knowledge, to love to read, to love the beauty of nature and the undulations of beautiful classical music. Early in my childhood they attempted to prepare me […]

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