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Doing Illness Well

When a left-brain patient comes out the other side of a serious diagnosis, surgery and recovery, what do you get? In this case, sharp insights and a few ingenious shortcuts through the management side of illness. The list below comes from a couple just out of the medical woods, and therefore current on what helped … Continued

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Suffocation . . . heat stroke . . . barbaric deaths for people packed into the back of a tractor-trailer in a Walmart parking lot just 90 minutes from my house.  My heart sinks. National headlines report ten people dead, and 17 more hospitalized. Two different kinds of desperation on a collision course–greed and hopelessness—end … Continued

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IT’S TIME TO BREAK UP.

I take pleasure in reducing clutter, disorder, bad habits, excess, and the past. Regardless of the medium, there is value gained in white space—both physical and mental. One feeds the other. Because of that, I look at a space, a life, a habit, and so on and consider what I could break up with and … Continued

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Goodbye to Glen Nishimura

Julie and I were in D.C. for a Religion Newswriters Conference when Cathy Grossman–legendary USA Today writer on the religion beat–toured us through USA Today headquarters, very like a shining city on a hill.

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