Monthly Archives: June 2013

More on truth and journalism

In my previous post, https://believeanyway.wordpress.com/2013/06/25/journalism-and-ethics-in-a-blogging-world/I wrote about journalism and ethics. As always, in a culture, we get the discourse and leadership that we deserve. What we deserve is what we insist upon. What do we as a society do when … Continue reading

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Journalism and ethics in a blogging world

It is not exactly breaking news that many of the country’s newspapers have gone out of business, or are vastly changed. Publications with formerly pristine reputations (the Boston Globe and the New York Times for instance) have been called into … Continue reading

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healthy eating is good for your mental health too

i know we hear advice about healthy eating. We hear that you are what you eat. On any given day we may or may not want to eat healthy. Sometimes we chow down on what is affectionately called “comfort food”. … Continue reading

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In an electronic age- build community and teach the world to sing

I started this blog a little over two years ago. I started it because a dear friend (Dana) recommended that I do so. She knows that I have always loved to write. I loved it from the time I was … Continue reading

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Half-year resolutions: Things we can do

Here we are nearly half-way through the year already. I don’t know about you, but I know I like to assess things at about this point in the year. Martha Stewart and so many others have all kinds of suggestions … Continue reading

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Sometimes the animals have it just right

Believe it or not, this is my 998th post for my blog. I have journeyed through so much since I began my blog. I will try to come up with something special for post 1,000. Today, though I am so … Continue reading

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Forgiveness is crucial

Forgiveness is not about the other person. It is about your heart and soul.

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Soul mates

“A soul mate is someone who has locks that fit our keys, and keys to fit our locks. When we feel safe enough to open the locks, our truest selves step out and we can be completely and honestly who … Continue reading

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Seeing beauty creates peace

Throughout my life, when i have felt stressed or low, i sought out places that are beautiful. The beauty of creation, especially near water, soothes me when i am downhearted. You see, when i cannot make sense of things, i … Continue reading

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Who affirms you?

“Be with those who bring out the best in you; not the stress in you.” There are those we encounter who affirm us. They add joy to our days and strength to our hearts. They surprise us with joy and … Continue reading

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The sea, the world, family, and more

I am half-Irish. Long ago my ancestors ventured here from Ireland. Is that why I love the sea (and all other bodies of water)? Is that why being near the ocean de-stresses me almost immediately? It restores me and relieves … Continue reading

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Don’t take anything personally: not so fast

“Don’t Take Anything Personally. Nothing others do is because of you. What others say and do is a projection of their own reality, their own dream. When you are immune to the opinions and actions of others, you won’t be … Continue reading

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Practice being

I tell one of my students, who struggles with his motivation and consistency, “practice being the man you hope to become”. At times he finds this axiom to be hilarious. Why is that? Well he is in 7th grade, and … Continue reading

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fear

“There is much in the world to make us afraid. There is much more in our faith to make us unafraid”.–Frederick W. Cropp. Long ago there was, however, a stellar newsman named Edward R. Murrow. He said, “We will not … Continue reading

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Bill and Erin’s wedding

Yesterday was a huge day for my family. My brother-in-law married the love of his life. We all watched the day unfold. I found myself wishing each moment could last forever. I watched erin get ready and the bridesmaids helping … Continue reading

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