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My Old Quarrel With School Bureaucracies

Why do I loath bureaucracies so much?

I’m normally an even-keeled, positive person.

But when I run into “one-size-fits-all” rules, policies, procedures that block, demean, don’t fit, and serve no purpose, I am quick to get hot under the collar and take it personally. 716 more words

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Moral Fatigue

There is a quiet shift that’s happened in our country.

It affects both the domestic situation and our international relations, to the detriment of both. 717 more words

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Remembering

Aurelius Augustine, in his Confessions, spoke about the power of memory to help us in the present.

And this thought is certainly biblical.

It explains why Jesus enacted a ritual meal and twice told His followers, “Do this in remembrance of Me.” 549 more words

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Are We There Yet?

My friend has two precocious, talkative daughters.

And, while he was driving our group of travelers to the airport, they asked a question that every child in back seat asks their parent: 732 more words

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Soul Drought

I grew up in California and have may friends and family members who live there.

They speak with growing concern about the severe drought that grips the state, and, when your father-in-law grows oranges, it touches us personally. 599 more words

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Jimmy Carter Redux

I grew up during the 1970’s.

It was the era of high inflation, gas lines, and deep recessions.  It was also the Cold War era. 808 more words

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Rapids on the River of Grief

It’s been six weeks since my dad passed away.

And since I last wrote about the subject, my mood has improved and the heaviness has largely lifted. 497 more words

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