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Reflections on a Great Friend: Paul Kopp

Paul and I went to a number of Twins Games through the years. I never knew what I would enjoy the most: The game itself, as we discussed the intricate details of baseball along with reflections on baseball history –

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This Land is Your Land

Originally posted on Teresa of Avila Turns 500:
When I was child, we used to sing This Land is Your Land by Woody Guthrie. This land is your land, this land is my land.From California to the New York IslandFrom the…

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A Black Dog, a Cheerful Priest, and an Unresponsive Walker

Originally posted on Teresa of Avila Turns 500:
Prayer and Meditation Part II When I go to my place of solitude I regularly see the same man walking his black dog. I drive slowly and carefully because, at dawn, his dog…

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Preoccupations

A healthy spirituality expands instead of contracts our worldview. I wrote this short story a number of years ago about an early experience I had with Christian fundamentalism. Full of a thousand preoccupations as they are, they pray only a

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Flowers in the Desert

The wilderness and the dry land shall be glad, the desert shall rejoice and blossom. – Isaiah 35 NRSV We do not rejoice in victories. We rejoice when a new kind of cotton is grown and when strawberries bloom in

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