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What We Read This Week


  Each week, we bring you interesting stories from around the web. Here’s what caught our eye this week! LIFESTYLE/PETS Have we reached Peak Dog in our cities? August 26 is National Dog Day. In New York State, it’s the law: WHEREAS, National Dog Day honors dogs by giving them “a day” to show deep […]

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What We Read This Week


Each week, we bring you interesting stories from around the web. Here’s what caught our eye this week! ENVIRONMENT Revenge of the goldfish! Dumped pets growing into giant monsters Who doesn’t love the idea of releasing the poor goldfish, who has spent his life swimming around in bowl-shaped circles, into the great wet wild? The […]

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Brush with the Spirit


by Carolyn Pogue Feeding creativity and spirituality may help to solve our problems. This posting originally appeared on the United Church Observer’s website at ucobserver.org/pogue_blog/ .    Danah Cox is a Renaissance man. Gifted artist, minister, storyteller, chef and computer wizard. And he’s in the throes of starting a new thing at St. Andrews Centre […]

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“Hate Cannot Drive Out Hate”


By Dwight Lee Wolter Originally posted on patheos.com “Returning violence for violence multiplies violence ~ adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.” ~ Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. I speak what I […]

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What We Read This Week


Each week, we bring you interesting stories from around the web. Here’s what caught our eye this week! POLITICS Britain’s EU Exit: What Comes Next? United Kingdom voters sent shockwaves across Europe and beyond with their vote to exit the European Union. The “Brexit” vote stunned the country’s political elite, the financial markets and British […]

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Choosing Forgiveness


By Dwight Lee Wolter             From original article posted at http://www.patheos.com/blogs/faithforward/2016/06/choosing-forgiveness/ When I was a child, my father asked me to help him move a table. On that table sat a vase that my father’s mother had given him many years ago. It meant a lot to him, so he […]

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What We Read This Week


Each week, we bring you interesting stories from around the web. Here’s what caught our eye this week! ENVIRONMENT These Researchers Say It Only Takes One Crucial Step to Save Our Oceans “The Earth’s fifth mass extinction 65 million years ago wiped out the dinosaurs. Today’s sixth mass extinction, which is currently underway, is caused […]

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Sabbath Elevators and Returning from Vacation Exhausted


By Dwight Lee Wolter I tried to have lunch with a friend from church and he said, “I have an opening ~ not this Tuesday, but the one following that ~ and it will have to be a late lunch, say, around 2:30 and, sorry in advance, but it will have to be quick because […]

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What We Read This Week


Each week, we bring you interesting stories from around the web. Here’s what caught our eye this week! ETHICS Death of a King “Cecil was shot not far from here,” says Godfrey, one of the camp’s managers and a longtime Zimbabwe safari veteran, pointing off in the direction of the railway tracks. I ask him […]

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What We Read This Week


Each week, we bring you interesting stories from around the web. Here’s what caught our eye this week! SOCIETY All the lonely people “Social isolation just may be the greatest environmental hazard of city living — worse than noise, pollution, or even crowding.” Study after study deliver similarly grim prognoses: loneliness is as harmful to […]

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