Monthly Archives: May 2011

Decoration Day

In the years following the Civil War, Americans struggled to grieve the loss of so many young men.  Even while they were stitching the country back together politically, they were emotionally dealing with an astounding loss:  over 600,000 dead. Decoration … Continue reading

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Why do we gather?

People gather together for all kinds of reasons.  Book clubs.  Bowling leagues.  Birthday parties.  Sometimes they come together regularly year after year, sometimes just for a short period of time.  Family reunions.  Girls’ nights out.  House parties.  We all find … Continue reading

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The Brethren

People say America is a melting pot.  But I think of it more like a stew.  All the different ethnic, religious and cultural backgrounds come together and swim around in a common pot.  In a stew, you can still see … Continue reading

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