Category Archives: Hope

Confronting Two Enemies

In the wake of a growing concern about a mysterious disease, when will a gnawing worry evolve into fear? What incident will cause fear to mushroom into terror, breeding deep suspicion of anyone outside our immediate circle? At what point … Continue reading

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Beginning 2019

In my first post of 2018, I espoused the desire that we might all dedicate our new year to restoring hope from the ashes of despair.¬† I think we failed. Instead, we (those who hold similar political and moral positions … Continue reading

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Step Two

A goal becomes a failed wish without regular, renewed attention and effort. Every incremental movement toward its achievement merits reward and celebration. The hope for a decent democracy remains alive. The challenge is to feed it and nurture it and … Continue reading

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The opportunity exists, in the midst of a Trump-incited plunge toward base vulgarity, for a renaissance of decency¬†and decorum. The opportunity exists for a return to standards of behavior that value humanity and compassion. Key to seizing that opportunity is … Continue reading

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It Sounds Like Hope and I Think It Is

I spent the day in ventilation mode. Opening up my closed mind to ideas I’d rather not have entertained. That’s not a bad use of the clock that’s working hard to reach midnight. Listening to points of view that differ … Continue reading

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