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A Personal Reflection after Charlottesville

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When I was a child, my grandfather and I were inseparable. We listened to records together on his stereo: Patsy Cline and Jim Reeves. We built bird houses, solved crossword puzzles, gardened, and hosted “radio shows” during which we sang and … Continue reading

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Kwan Yin’s Mudra: What Our Country Needs Now

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    In our garden is a statue of Kwan Yin, the feminine Buddhist embodiment of compassion and love-kindness. Her hands form a mudra, a spiritually-symbolic gesture. It is this gesture that hints at how we can have an appropriate, sustained … Continue reading

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Where Truth and Love Meet

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“Speak the truth in love.” Ephesians 4:15 Twenty years ago I faced a decision: continue to lie about my sexual orientation or tell my parents the truth. I realized that I was closing my heart to them in order to … Continue reading

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