Monthly Archives: December 2012

The fighter still remains

“In the clearing stands a boxer And a fighter by his trade And he carries the reminders Of every glove that layed him down Or cut him till he cried out In his anger and his shame I am leaving, … Continue reading

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Spun thread

There is a fine thread more precious than silver and gold spinning and weaving its way into the story. The spinner spins and the weaver weaves love is shared and love is hoarded scraps lie on the stone floor. The … Continue reading

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The road more traveled

I recently came across a fellow blogger whose entire post consisted of the following quote from Utah Philips, “The state can’t give you freedom, and the state can’t take it away. You’re born with it, like your eyes, like your ears. Freedom … Continue reading

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Love hurts

Many years ago, I was in a school parking lot waiting for one of my classes to start when one of the most powerful speeches I’ve ever heard was broadcast on a local public radio station. I remember sitting riveted in … Continue reading

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The fiscal chasm

As our freshly elected marionettes in Congress make a show of trying to keep the American economy from making like a herd of bungee jumping buffalo, there is another, more appropriate metaphor for the bobble head pundits to be making … Continue reading

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When an irresistible ant meets an immovable grasshopper

“Now let me tell you how things are supposed to work. The sun grows the food, the ants pick the food, the grasshoppers eat the food.” Hopper, the grasshopper This week, the POTUS and wanna be POTUS lunched on white … Continue reading

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