Dog Day Before-Noon

Every day for the past five-plus years, I've walked two blocks to my local deli for coffee and, when available, breakfast. For the most, it's a quiet journey, a peaceful few minutes for me to clear my mind before I have to interact with fellow human beings. Upon arrival this morning, I walked by a …

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SUNDAY SERMON — Me, My High Horse and The Music of Our Lives

"America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves." — Abraham Lincoln • • • Let's face it. It's been a fucked-up week, no? From the Monday when our world was again shattered by a pair of bombs going off at the finish line of the Boston …

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Boston 2013 — Anger first, questions later

Bruce Benke, a 36-year-old runner from Westport, Conn., had already finished running the Boston Marathon on Monday when yet another explosion rocked the world we all live in. Right away, Benke knew it wasn't good, it wasn't right. Races might begin with the bang of a starter's pistol, but it never, ever ends with an …

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