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In Between

I’m surprised at how often insights come when I’m traveling — especially when I’m on the highway alone. Is it because traveling is done in “in-between time”? I’m heading somewhere, but I’m not there yet. Since there is a kind of enforced separation from my normal tasks, I’m focusing on the road rather than on […]

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Mardi Gras

In a letter written from New Orleans, Mark Twain declared that during Carnival, …all good Catholics eat and drink freely of what they please, and, in fact, do what they please, in order that they may be the better able to keep sober and quiet during the coming fast. It has been said that a […]

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Respecting Life

According to the Environmental Protection Agency, a human life is worth $900,000 less than it used to be. An MSNBC article from July 10 puts it this way: Though it may seem like a harmless bureaucratic recalculation, the devaluation has real consequences. When drawing up regulations, government agencies put a value on human life and […]

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