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He Wasn’t Even an American …

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Thinking kindly about Saint Paul VI

October 14, 2018 -Four years ago, when four members of our family made a non-Catholic pilgrimage to the Vatican, we were swept along the corridors by thousands of tourists determined to see all the art and artifacts as quickly as … Continue reading

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Cold War Vet: The Rainbow Days

September 10, 2018 – Fifty-four years ago today I joined the Air Force. Nine of us adolescents were sworn in at an induction center in Syracuse and bused to Hancock Field for the flight to San Antonio’s Lackland Air Force … Continue reading

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Odyssey of a Would-Be Cartoonist, Part 7

September 6, 2018 – Herbert L. Block – Herblock as he signed his work – was my favorite editorial cartoonist when I was growing up. I decided as a young teenager that my fall-back goal in life (if for some … Continue reading

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One That Harry Got Right

September 4, 2018 – I was curious what President Truman was doing on my birthday, 72 years ago. I found this remarkable statement written on September 4, 1946, decrying the evils of discrimination and the harm it does to our … Continue reading

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A Cold War Veteran

August 25, 2018 – This week I had another one of those Jungian dreams in which I am still in the Air Force. In the dream, I am dressed in baggy fatigues, wearing a one-size-fits-all combat helmet, standing wearily in … Continue reading

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Curtains for Ananias and Sapphira

Acts 5:1-15 (NRSV) Ananias and Sapphira But a man named Ananias, with the consent of his wife Sapphira, sold a piece of property; with his wife’s knowledge, he kept back some of the proceeds, and brought only a part and laid it … Continue reading

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