Flying Overweight

I wasn’t shocked, but I was a little bewildered by the news this morning that United Airlines is going to charge overweight people double for their tickets. Here’s the guideline: Under the rules outlined by United, passengers who are unable to fit into a single seat in the ticketed cabin;…

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Beauty, Art and Life

I live in Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada, far away on the Atlantic shores of eastern Canada. So finding the supplies to do something like this linocut is difficult. It took me a while to find an art-supplier that sold the sheet of linoleum. Then I had to glue mount…

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Illness, Suffering, Weariness and Something Beautiful

A friend of mine, in our community, is suffering from the side-effects of the radical treatment he’s receiving for his very aggressive lukemia. I was with him and his family last night. Then today, I took another member of our community for an appointment that she couldn’t drive home from…

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Creativity Should Not Be Controlled

Yesterday, instead of me speaking (since I’m taking a break from it for a while), we invited anybody to read something they’d written. For about an hour several people got up front and read what they’d written. Everyone was astounded. The quality of writing was amazing. There was poetry, journal…

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