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Lenten Reflections: Forty Things I Really Like And… (Day 26)–Into Africa

Guinea. Things happen for a reason? Few wanted to venture onto this assignment.  Healthcare was a problem. Transport was a problem. Corruption was a problem. Communications were a problem. Poverty was a problem. Wasted resources were a problem. Goodness me! … Continue reading

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Lenten Reflections: Forty Things I Really Like And… (Day 6)–Where’s the devil?

The devil’s in the details. If you live in or near a city such as Washington DC, you should think what it would mean for you not to pay attention to the details of what you’re doing or where you’re … Continue reading

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Signal failure?

I stumbled into the karate studio yesterday evening, just a little early so that I could stretch. I saw a boy, who is about 8 years old, holding his head and just starting to cry. The head instructor called the … Continue reading

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Pause for reflection

What should you do if you see this sign? The correct answer is: Come to a complete stop, proceed when you have the right-of-way. So, children, when we cross the road, we need to look to our left and right … Continue reading

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Can you do without it?

I’ve noticed in the past few weeks reports that we (or at least some of us) may be moving rapidly towards a cashless society. Don’t panic: the intention is not to do without money, far from it. Sweden’s plans are … Continue reading

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Hoodie done it

Looking in my wardrobe, I wonder what to wear. Should my choice be geared by style or by fear? A warm day, true, but would I feel good, If I put on the sweater with the big hood? What I … Continue reading

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Are you my type? Redux: The Curious Case of Trayvon Martin

I wrote yesterday about how a chance remark reminded me about profiling and how it can be wanton. I was also reminded about how dangerous and destructive it can be to many, but it seems especially to young black men. … Continue reading

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