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What Good Is a Group?

The occasional spark. The intentional fire.

I’ve been wondering this lately: what good is a group?

Mrs. Kirkistan and I lead a small group that regularly meets together to read ancient texts. 292 more words

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Martin Buber, Jesus and Kim Kardashian walk into a bar

The Sermon on the Stool

“I can’t be your love object, Marty,” said Kardashian.

“How could you be my object?” said Buber. “As far as I know, we’re still all “I-Thou.” Though I will say your Instagram screams “I-it.”

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Communication Is About Relationship

God-Talk and Other BS

Do Communication and Spirituality Connect?

I say “Yes.”

And I say it manifests in the ordinary conversations of everyday life.

Let me prove it: deep down in your brain-pan, where you instantly recoil from people who snap at you; back down there where your inner child says snarky, politically incorrect, frankly obscene, stuff that your adult, outer-self edits and translates to “Hmm. 364 more words

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Someone Died and Everything is Different

Times Change Us.

A gentleman acquaintance—someone I barely knew.

Mrs. Kirkistan and I were in a meeting with him not two weeks ago, and now he is absent. 117 more words

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“…shouldn’t give away your pie with breakfast—it makes you look cheap.”

The Reading Pulls the Funny from the Words

The Diner is an old Saturday Night Live skit (1989-1990/Season 15/aired 21 April 1990) with the late Jan Hooks and Alec Baldwin. 209 more words

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