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The Great Heat

Burn your house down!  Jelaluddin Rumi, 14th century Sufi master and renowned poet The annual Islamic traditions associated with the month of Ramadan are being observed this year between July 9th and August 7th. As Muslims follow a lunar calendar, the start of Ramadan shifts about 11 days each year. Thus, it ultimately occurs during […]

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Falling Gracefully

About a month ago my wife Ruth fell hard (while running with our dog)—and despite considerable knee swelling and pain, she has responded gracefully.  Ruth’s attitude has been “that’s what God gave me for now, so I’ll be with it and use my healing time well.”   During the month she has valued her quiet time […]

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Hanging in There

I have been delighted with the attitude of most contributing authors to the men’s anthology in responding to proposed revisions from me and from my editing team.  Frankly, I anticipated a lot more defensiveness than I’ve encountered, as the stories are so deeply personal and the guys put forth an exceptional writing effort—some even wrote […]

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