On Earthquakes and Providence

Normal days beg no explanations. Daily life asks no questions that the newspapers, Internet, or personal opinions cannot answer. But natural disasters – earthquakes, tsunamis, hurricanes, tornadoes – these demand justification. On November 1, 1755, a massive earthquake hit Lisbon, Portugal. Modern geologists estimate it was nearly 9.0-magnitude on the Richter scale. It was 9:20 [Read More...]

Gratitude — a Risky Business

November is the month of Thanksgiving. We’ve exorcised our Halloween personas and we’re suspended between round, orange jack o’ lanterns and round, red Santas. Halloween universally permeates the various religions, but then in December we splinter off into our assorted winter celebrations – Kwanzaa, Hanukkah, Advent/Christmas, etc., and, trumping them all, the secular holiday of [Read More...]


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