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PAULA MEHMEL: Shoot the Rapids — A Word For The Wise

I am not a big fan of New Year’s resolutions. I think that’s because they set me up for failure. All too often they are big and broad and take an incredible amount of discipline to be successful for a whole year. I suspect it is the same reason I really like Lenten disciplines. They are time-limited to 40 days, …


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PAULA MEHMEL: Shoot the Rapids — The Race Of Life

I am not a runner. Oh, there have been times in my life when I’ve run, like when I was in high school and I was in track. I was a thrower — shot put and discus — but the coach wanted to fill out the full roster for team points, so I was forced to run the two-mile. And forced is …


TIM MADIGAN: Anything Mentionable — Death, Taxes … And Suffering

To death and taxes, suffering should be added to the great inevitabilities — and not just the suffering born of tragedy and injustice. It’s a rare human who does not believe, at least at some deep level and at least some of the time, that he or she is fundamentally defective. It is what we have most in common. Yet …