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Patrick Hansel
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LA POSADA
We had our annual Posada last Saturday--the Christmas procession with Mary and Joseph/Maria and Jose, looking for shelter for the holy child.  We had some really mean innkeepers turn us away, which was great! I'm looking for Posada or shelter from all the c...
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Sounds of Silence
In 1967--I'm pretty sure of the year--I was out hunting pheasants with my older brother Mike and my father.  "Hunting" is the right word--not "getting" any. It would have been this time of year: not a lot of snow on the ground, the landscape a muted severit...
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ME TOO
ME
TOO   I
was hit on by someone in a position of authority over me, and inappropriately
touched by a colleague on several occasions.   I can say “Me too”.   But
that’s not enough.   In
both those cases, I was physically stronger than the other person, and ...
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RAGING
I’m
sitting in the studio I rent at the Loft Literary Center, a place boundaried by
the ethics of silence and reflection.   I’m
eating Extra Crunchy Peanut Butter out of a jar, and munching on crackers.   No other writers mind, because outside, down
the blo...
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Great concert/worship this Sunday: with dance, puppets, rap & more!
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WHAT IS AILING TRUMP MAY BE AILING US
One
thing I have not seen in all the election talk is discussion of what might be
under Donald Trump’s misogyny, appeals to violence and general all around
bullying.   I want to share some
reflections on that, with a bit of trepidation.   First
of all, I do...
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MAY SHOWERS BRING…?
I haven’t
written in a while, and this time I REALLY have an excuse: first, carpal
tunnel, then tendonitis, then arthritis and what may be a pinched nerve, all in
my writing hand. So I may not be writing a lot for awhile.   But I have a few random thoughts ...
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WHERE IS THIS ANGER COMING FROM?
There has been a lot of talk this election year about an “angry
electorate”, or at least the angry part of the electorate that the news media
loves to cover.   And there certainly has
been enough angry rhetoric from the Republican presidential candidates.  ...
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Ahs Wednesday Ashes
I haven't written here in a long time.  I don't know why.  Yes I do.  Unlike when I'm writing poetry or fiction or even sermons, I'm not worried about what my reader is thinking about what I'm writing.  I'm conscious of my reader, and seek to be in communic...
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