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In Memory of Einstein on the occasion of his 100th birthday

In my after life, my photon of light Chose space by a brilliant sun And danced a dance, A long long dance That was glorious, glorious fun – A poem by Gil Galloway in 1979 MERRY CHRISTMAS!

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In Firenze (Florence), I lived in the best possible Italian room—straight out of a 19th century novel. It was the last room but one at the end of a dark hallway, filled with quixotic paintings, sketches and odd statuary. When

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Asking for the ridiculous

“What I am asking for is really very ridiculous. Oh Lord, I am saying, at present I am a cheese, make me a mystic, immediately. But then God can do that — make mystics out of cheeses.” Flannery O’Connor prayed

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The Silence of God

The music soars to a climax, and ends. The audience sits breathless, silent. The silence is entire, beautiful in and of itself, and very, very short–just before the applause begins. Karen Armstrong, a British author and commentator known for her

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The Question of God and Evil

  I hadn’t realized it, but April is Holocaust month, a time to remember and think about the unimaginable events that marked our history in the last century. Ron Rosenbaum, writing in “The Chronicle of Higher Education,” (The Naked Truth),

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A God of your own understanding

I’m not at home this week and so I’m making short, pithy posts. No running on and on as I tend to do. Just things that caught my imagination and made me think. Today’comes from a woman on public radio.

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W.H. Auden and the God Who Suffers

I happened to run across a review of Auden and Christianity by Arthur Kirsch in an old New York Review of Books the other day, and while I didn’t read it word for word, I read enough to be intrigued.

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