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Start over again

Everyone is supposed to make resolutions in January. My friend Fayteen and I used to promote spring as the best season to make new goals. Maybe autumn would be best!? As F. Scott Fitzgerald once said, “Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall!” –Joy

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Happy autumn!

Yesterday, I found a leaf in my neighbor’s yard. She is gone for a few days; so, I stole it. It’s the first leaf of autumn I’ve found. It is mostly brown, but part of it is a rich orange. The first leaf of autumn! And, there will be many more. I was reminded of […]

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The answers?

Dana wanted answers. Her friend  and minister Sparlo reminded her: “There are no answers, only the eternal questions.” “Damn, one more time, nobody’s offering any certainty,” Dana thought. “Not that I would have believed it if (someone) had.” This quote is from a delightful book by Michelle Huneven. It’s called Search, and it’s about a […]

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Life is interesting

I am reading a delightful book by Michelle Huneven. It’s called Search, and it’s about a search committee looking for a new minister for a progressive California Universal Unitarian church. The author concludes: Life is interesting—“endlessly so—an adventure to be observed and intricately discussed.” –Joy

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All-Black, all-female

An all-Black, all-female crew flew an American Airlines flight on August 8, 2022, in honor of Bessie Coleman, the first Black woman to earn a pilot’s license. From the pilots and flight attendants to the cargo team members and aviation maintenance technicians, the women were in charge of every aspect of the flight from Dallas […]

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The tree of hope

Whenever you do something positive for the world, “you add a leaf to the tree of hope.” What a wonderful quote! It’s from Jane Goodall. I recently saw an exhibit about Goodall at the Perot Science Museum. –Joy

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We all must have justice

“Equal rights, fair play, justice—are all like air,” Maya Angelou once said. “We all have it, or none of us has it.”

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Creating yourself

I found this Bob Dylan quote in The Week—and someone on The Week staff found it in The Minneapolis Star! ”Life isn’t about finding yourself, or finding anything. Life is about creating yourself and creating things.” –Joy

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How long until we see?

Yes, and how many times can a man turn his headAnd pretend that he just doesn’t see? The answer, my friend, is blowin’ in the wind.The answer is blowin’ in the wind. Those are words from Bob Dylan, of course, and they were written decades ago. I recently visited the new Bob Dylan Center in […]

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How long until we’re free?

And how many years can some people existBefore they’re allowed to be free?The answer, my friend, is blowin’ in the wind.The answer is blowin’ in the wind. Those are words from Bob Dylan, of course, and they were written decades ago. I recently visited the new Bob Dylan Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma. –Joy

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