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Faulty Reasoning When it Comes to God?

You’re probably familiar with some psychology terms—from college courses or leisure reading you’ve picked up along the way; therefore, you’ll recall that children do this thing called “teleo-functional reasoning.”  Never mind the term.  You probably wouldn’t remember that.  [At least I wouldn’t.]  But you may remember what it means: the belief that something exists for […]

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Your Body Remembers What Your Mind Cannot

When I try to recall what my first memories were, I get quick uneven snapshots in my mind, nothing neatly laid out or in any recognizable order.  Although I remember a few things before kindergarten (like the shapes my father used to mow in the grass for us or an old organ my great-grandmother let […]

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Being a Human Bridge

I’m reading Mark Nepo’s The Exquisite Risk: Daring To Live An Authentic Life, and I’ve come to the chapter entitled “You Must Reverse the Haiku.”  Here’s Nepo, explaining. “So, the question each day becomes: When pressed by life, do I bridge or isolate?  Do I reconnect the web of life and listen to its wisdom? […]

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Poetry Selections for a Holiday

It’s Poetry Month, for a little while longer.  This week I was elated to hear Kay Ryan won the Pulitzer Prize for The Best of It: New and Selected Poems.  Her poems are like urgent, succinct drops of observation.  And can I just add (whisper, whisper)—understandable?  I’m not a fan of the new rage of […]

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