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No One Can Teach You To Fly

Why does someone seem lovely to us?  What makes them lovely in our eyes?  To some extent it is because of characteristics that they manifest, to some extent it is their physical beauty, but to what extent do they seem … Continue reading

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Catching On

I came across a cartoon in the New Yorker which shows a guy in his armchair, newspaper on his lap.  He is glancing down at the floor to the right where the viewer sees an envelope half-sticking out from under … Continue reading

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Suffering As An Option

One episode of Hoarders is about a woman caught between a rock and a hard place: She knows that she is a hoarder; the evidence is piled up all around her. Knowing that she has this problem makes her feel … Continue reading

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Mistakes

While painting the apartment they have an argument; he pushes her, she trips over the can of paint, spilling it across the floor. Having had enough, she leaves both the apartment and the relationship. For months he fumes about how … Continue reading

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A Dream

In bathing suits he and she stand on the edge of the land, staring at the ocean 10 feet below.  “I can’t,” he says.  Saying, “You just did,” she shoves him off of the edge.  When he emerges from under … Continue reading

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Is Something Calling To You?

I have a friend whose life at least on the surface was one to be envied!  He had a big apartment, great advertising job with plenty of possibilities for advancement, nice car, interesting collections of minerals, architectural models and paintings.  … Continue reading

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The Desire to Hide

All of us at some time in our younger lives have heard a parent yell,  “You’re being punished!  Go to your room!”  It seems to be universal that transgressions carry within them the threat of punishment.  Wikipedia describes Old Hawaii’s … Continue reading

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The Complicating Factor

I was watching an episode of Animal Hoarders which portrayed the difficulties of a woman with 300 cats.  When asked by the therapist if the woman had any clue as to why she felt impelled to rescue so many cats, … Continue reading

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Stuck in the Looking Glass

I have been watching a series about life in prisons and in one episode a 3 year old boy is brought to visit his father.  Since physical contact between inmates and visitors is forbidden, visits occur in booths with the … Continue reading

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A Moment Of Fear

On Sunday March 11th (2012) unbeknownst to me my parishioners prepared a surprise dinner following the morning’s Divine Liturgy to celebrate my Tenth Anniversary as their Pastor. When the Liturgy was finished I took off my vestments and with my … Continue reading

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