Category Archives: Just wondering

What does “Home” mean to you?

Yesterday morning two fellow bloggers I read regularly posted quotes about “home” within 30 minutes of each other. They live in very different parts of the U.S., write blog posts on very different topics, and have very different life stories, … Continue reading

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The Things That I Will Miss

Originally posted on Clear Air Turbulence:
“The great gift of such periods is that they invite us to question our certitudes, our givens, these seemingly sure foundations that have lulled us into complacency — for it is only by being…

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Does power inevitably corrupt? Really?

“It’s said that ‘power corrupts’, but actually it’s more true that power attracts the corruptible. The sane are usually attracted by other things than power. When they do act, they think of it as service, which has limits. The tyrant, … Continue reading

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Words of wisdom come back to taunt us

It’s been quite a week. A U.S. “presidential” debate for the ages, COVID cases surging again in many countries, and now we learn that the president of the world’s richest and most powerful country has contracted the virus himself. This … Continue reading

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Map Monday: maps to amuse and perhaps surprise

This week’s Map Monday is inspired by my friend Bob, who pointed me in some interesting directions. Thanks, Bob. Most of these maps speak for themselves. Many are from the site quora.com. Remember that you can click on any of … Continue reading

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Acceptance is key … but it’s complicated

A month or so ago a fellow blogger in the UK, Barry Hopewell, posted the final three stanzas of a compelling poem by Steve Taylor called Acceptance. I’ve been thinking about its message ever since. Let me start with those … Continue reading

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A day in the life of a hummingbird

Time to take a break from serious topics, for a day at least; I don’t want to wear you out with an overdose of angst. Instead, today I’m reblogging a lovely piece written by a male hummingbird (well, actually by … Continue reading

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A ‘new normal’? It all depends what we want out of life

The question about what is most important in life is a very, very old one, and the answers never converge on universal agreement. It appears that this is not likely to change as the world navigates the challenges of a … Continue reading

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