Category Archives: psychology

On Funerals

“Death ends a life but it does not end a relationship” This may seem to be a gruesome topic for these pandemic days. One of the many impacts of COVID, however, is the extreme limitations placed on funerals. Once COVID … Continue reading

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Spiritual Mentors: Vincent Van Gogh

In the early 1970s, I purchased a record album by singer Don McLean, mainly for the song “American Pie”. However, there also was a song titled “Vincent” which was my introduction to artist Vincent Van Gogh. Thus began a journey … Continue reading

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On Planks and Motes

Once again our country is torn apart by the actions of a racist. Once again pent-up rage is unleashed and images of stores and fire and of looting fill the news screen. Our country appears more polarized than ever as … Continue reading

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A Novel Approach to Spirituality

Yesterday I was watching a feature about someone’s opinion on great novels. I have mentioned elsewhere that my own spiritual journey has been enriched by art. Here then are 5 novels that have graced my journey. Where possible I’ve included … Continue reading

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The Silent Sisterhood

I love Mothers’ Day. I love celebrating the wonderful mothers in my life. I know personally that Mothers’ Day is hard on those of us whose mothers are gone. There’s an edge of grief with the realization that I will … Continue reading

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On Being an Introvert in the Time of COVID-19

When this madness all started, I saw the above quote and, given that I am a self-declared militant introvert, it made me smile. I’ve seen similar quotes about social distancing. First of all, let’s be clear. Introversion is not being … Continue reading

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Baseball Memories

    I have nothing profound to say about COVID-19. Others more articulate than I are speaking to fear, the power of prayer, cooperation and so on. Others are noting people pulling knives on one another over toilet paper. But … Continue reading

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Lessons Learned from COVID-19

“If you can keep your head/when all about you/Are losing their/and blaming it on you”. So wrote Rudyard Kipling with words that apply today. We have much to learn from COVID-19 politically and medically. But we have much to learn … Continue reading

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Lessons Learned at Camp Courageous

    “The world is wide and beautiful. But almost everywhere, everywhere, the children are dying.” (Edward Abbey)     In the summer of 1991, my oldest son and I began attending a place called Camp Courageous. It is a … Continue reading

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The Desert: Going Out is Really Going In

  The Desert: Going Out is Really Going In “The wilderness is not just a desert through which we wander for forty years. It is a way of being” (Lawrence Kushner)     When I first took up running, the desert … Continue reading

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