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David Learn
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I never go on mindless rampages. All my rampages make complete sense.
I never go on mindless rampages. All my rampages make complete sense.

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Lent: Sign
Thirty years ago, someone near where I grew up thought it would be funny to remove one of these from an intersection. A few days later, without the sign around, a driver sailed into the intersection and was killed. The story I recall was that the culprit ul...

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Lent: Celebrate
Celebrate the routine wonders. They will dazzle your heart. Hot fresh cowboy coffee in the morning. Medicine that keeps me alive. A choice of what to eat, all of food that is safe to eat. A child with foster parents who want to adopt her. A daughter who get...

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Did you notice that today was the Annunciation? I didn't
I almost completely forgot that today was the Feast of the Annunciation. The Annunciation is the day that traditionally marks the proclamation of the angel Gabriel to Mary that she would become the mother of Jesus. It comes nine months to the day before Chr...

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Lent: Journey
There's a lot to learn about a person if you know how to look, the little mementos that life leaves about our person: the scars we carry, both visible and not; the mannerisms we wear like armor, like a sword or like a rifle; even our habits of speech. Look ...

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Lent: Love
Love isn't found in the big gestures like a new car or remodeling in the house. There may be aspects of love found there, but those are mostly showmanship. Love is found in the small things. Love is a homemade meal at the end of the day. It is a hug when yo...

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Lent: Beloved
During a visit two summers ago, my mother fell and had to go to the hospital. Once there an X-ray revealed that, at 75, she had broken her hip. A four-day visit to see the grandchildren perform in one of their shows soon stretched into several weeks as she ...

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Lent: Rest
It came to pass in the days of Pen-y-Cat that the lady had need to send a messenger to her kinsman Ludd. So she met with her best courier, and they consulted together about the best way for her courier to take. The need was urgent, and so they decided that ...

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Lent: Joyful
I got a message today from someone I consider one of my best friends. Anne moved to California a couple years ago, so we rarely talk these days. Anne's message was straightforward: She was headed into surgery to have her appendix removed, and she'd apprecia...

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Lent: Go
In Detroit there is a place where three sisters, dressed all in gray overalls, work nonstop making cars for all the world. (You know this is true.) The first of the sisters builds the chassis. It is she who determines the size and shape of the car, how styl...
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