Monthly Archives: December 2012

Extremely Close and Incredibly Profound

I wrote the following review to offer my thoughts and observations on the film, but also to speak to the ignorance of many professional and armature critics whose criticism of the lead character demonstrated a lack of understanding regarding children with … Continue reading

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“Where Have You Gone Gerald Ford?”

In the 1968 song “Mrs. Robinson,” Paul Simon asks and declares “Where have you gone Joe DiMaggio? Our nation turns its lonely eyes to you.” The next line follows with Mrs. Robinson’s reply, “Joltin Joe” has left and gone away…” In … Continue reading

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Originally posted on Via Lucis Photography:
They seek splendor; who would touch them must stun them; The nerve that is dying needs thunder to rouse it. William Everson, San Joaquin (1939) About 12 years ago I was part of a…

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Sermon: The Empire Strikes Back/A New Hope

This is the sermon that was for the 3rd Sunday in Advent, the Sunday following the Newtown CT school shooting.  The Scripture was Matthew 2:7-23, the story of Joseph being directed to take Jesus to Exile in Egypt before the … Continue reading

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Originally posted on Eric Hyde's Blog:
“I’m spiritual, not religious” I wish I had a back massage for every time I’ve heard this line. What gets me most is the presupposition it stems from, that “spiritual” is the assumed…

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Confessions From the Dark Piece of the Puzzle

The symbol for autism awareness is the jigsaw puzzle and specificaly brightly colored puzzle pieces.  This is an appropriate symbol because, in the grand scheme, that is what living through autism is like, putting individual pieces together.  Whether it is … Continue reading

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Originally posted on Musings of an Aspie:
In honor of the annual airing of Rudolph the Rednosed Reindeer this coming Tuesday. —– When I was in elementary school, I was fascinated by the Island of Misfit Toys. If you have…

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