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Political winds

The attack upon the health care legislation of the previous U.S. administration has been yanked. Its likely failure cited as the cause.  Politics.

I’m not a politician in the professional sense. 461 more words

Life Lessons

1.20.17: The Better Angels of Our Nature.

As he was inaugurated President of the United States on March 4, 1861, Abraham Lincoln said:

We are not enemies, but friends. Though passion may have strained, it must not break our bonds of affection.

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Let us not grow weary

When our days feel precarious,
and our hearts are worn down
with the fatigue of worry,
the unsettledness of concern,
your promise, O God, remains with us. 216 more words


The Better Angels of Our Nature

“We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory, stretching from every battlefield and patriot grave to every living heart and hearthstone all over this broad land, will yet swell the chorus of the Union, when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature.” – Abraham Lincoln, March 4, 1861 Inaugural Address… 229 more words

The Better Angels of Our Nature

It was we, the people; not we, the white male citizens; nor yet we, the male citizens; but we, the whole people, who formed the Union. 134 more words


FMM 11 4 16 Evoking our Better Angels

“Peace is not unity in similarity but unity in diversity, in the comparison and conciliation of differences.”~Mikhail Gorbachev.

 One of the problems with growing up as a preacher’s child (parson pickney, in Jamaican terms) is the unrealistic expectation that somehow you will behave better than the average child.  989 more words


A Non-political Note Regarding Khizr Khan

I just watched the commercial Khizr Khan made for Hillary Clinton for the third time and once again finished it with tears in my eyes.  How could it not be so?  181 more words

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