Thursday, August 15, 2013

 

Too Much of a Gentleman

I like what Will Durant wrote about Pietro Bembo: "He was too much of a gentleman to disturb the consolations of the faithful." Bembo lived from 1470 until 1547. I primarily think Bembo was very sensitive to the spiritual sensibilities of the people of his time. We too need to be sensitive to the various perspectives of our contemporaries.

Friday, February 08, 2013

 

I Contain Multitudes

Walt Whitman: "Do I contradict myself? Very well then. I contradict myself. I am large. I contain multitudes." I can relate to this. I have acquaintances that believe that unless you have accepted Jesus Christ as your saviour you will burn in hell after you die. I also have acquaintances who are agnostic or atheist. I can accept all unreservedly.

Saturday, December 29, 2012

 

Mayan Calender

Well December 21, 2012 has passed with no earth shattering events posted. Now we can breathe easier for a few more years.

Thursday, June 07, 2012

 

Walking dogs

I found something new to do: walking dogs for Brother Wolf Animal Rescue.  I do not have any interest in owning a dog at the present time, but I do enjoy interacting with dogs.

Friday, March 16, 2012

 

Three Female Grandchildren

All three were born in 1974. One in France in June. The next was born in Ontario in July. The last one came along in October in Tennessee. They grew up. One became a mother. One liked to sew. One liked to play guitar. I don't know if they communicate much being cousins and all. You would probably have to ask them.

Wednesday, February 01, 2012

 

Liberal as Conservative

"Times of sweeping change are difficult for religious institutions, since religions, even the most liberal, are conservative at heart, eager to find and hold on to valued patterns. Unitarian Universalism was no exception." David E. Bumbaugh wrote these words in his book *Unitarian Universalism: A Narrative History* concerning the turbulent late 1960s and 1970s.

If liberals are for change, they become more conservative when any of their dreams come true.

Wednesday, December 07, 2011

 

The Press

How shall I speak thee or thy power address Thou God of our idolatry, the Press....Like Eden's dread probationary tree, knowledge of good and evil is from thee. [William Cowper in Progress of Error]

I saw this quote on a trade publication front cover in the late 1970s.

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