Monthly Archives: December 2010

a stitch in time

A stitch in time may save nine This saying, first recorded in Thomas Fuller’s Gnomologia, Adagies and Proverbs, Wise Sentences and Witty Sayings, Ancient and Modern, Foreign and British, (1732), came to mind this week while trying to remedy a clothing … Continue reading

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the future of the past

When I form a picture in my mind of a Buddhist intoning “ommmmmm” as he/she/they meditate and then I form another picture of a Modernist speaking the word “progress,” I kinda get a similar vibe.  The ideal is being sought. … Continue reading

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quarrel or fight?

…..they [men]  might, of course, fight like animals, but they could not quarrel in the human sense of the word. Quarrelling means trying to show that the other man is in the wrong.            – C.S. … Continue reading

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Shabbat and Christmas

Mark 2:27 Jesus said to them, ” The Sabbath was made for man, and not man for the Sabbath. I hear so many at this time of year bemoaning the shopping, the decorating and the expectations that seem to be part-and-parcel … Continue reading

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