Monthly Archives: March 2018

Along the Road: Day Thirty`Nine

By the fire`light the fisherman confessed that at his friend’s deathbed his mind was already on fishing the tug on the line of his rod the song of a reel singing a rooster’s crow Love’s attention is so difficult to … Continue reading

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Along the Road: Day Thirty`Eight

Around the camp`fire the clown brought laughter not laughter of bawdy humor but laughter that brings healing the relief from all the blisters inflicted on our pilgrim feet by forty days on the road His craft was in the mime … Continue reading

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Along the Road: Day Thirty`Seven

By the fire`light the tandem`cyclists debated over synergism how heart`felt cooperation will trump individualism at every turn in life team`work wins Love is the secret one of them argued the engine of the machine harmony is the repercussion the other … Continue reading

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Along the Road: Day Thirty`Six

Around the fire the travelers listened to the mountaineer’s tale he held in his hands a yew pole onto which were branded the names & heights of his conquests But one was left that of his own death the steepest … Continue reading

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Along the Road: Day Thirty`Five

Beside the camp`fire the accountant recounted how it was he came to numbers when as a boy he sold his mother’s eggs to the people in his neighborhood if they asked for a dozen he gave them thirteen When his … Continue reading

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Along the Road: Day Thirty`Four

Beside the camp`fire the runner spoke of pain not the pain that is an enemy but the pain that becomes a friend thru one’s simple endurance beyond the agonizing fog he told the sun`light His aim was freedom his method … Continue reading

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The Sixth Oasis

And so it was the lenten pilgrims entered the city limits all nineteen of them plus one who went unseen who was in himself their true way On a hill`side beneath an orchard they spread`out blankets to keep their sabbath`rest … Continue reading

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Along the Road: Day Thirty`Three

Around the camp`fire eyes fell on the professor all there expected a lecture on the Peloponnesian Wars of ancient Athens & Sparta duking it out over power and the fate of Pericles Instead the old scholar told a tale of … Continue reading

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Along the Road: Day Thirty`Two

By the fire`light the officer had doffed his gun`belt & hand`cuffs his police`man’s uniform & cap donned his hawaiian shirt with the flower print a disarmed`man He told of a cub caught in a bear`trap but befriended by a child … Continue reading

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Along the Road: Day Thirty`One

By the camp`fire the man with alzheimer’s sat holding the woman’s hand wherever she walked he followed at home again in her presence his memory now in hers her dream now his More than freedom human hearts need love and … Continue reading

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Along the Road: Day Thirty

By the fire`light the lawyer read case`law regarding detained migrants rounded`up put into detention not for anything they’d done simply for who they were a risk for flight We have a right he reminded the travelers guarding us from harassment … Continue reading

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Along the Road: Day Twenty`Nine

By the fire`light a chant of even`song ancient prayers of travelers long now on the pilgrim road lifted up by the sober priest of gratitude for grace petition for peace A soothing voice not quite that of liturgy nor quite … Continue reading

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