Monthly Archives: February 2009

Into the Maternity Home

I’ll be visiting the maternity home for the first time to get a better glimpse of what it is all about. I can’t wait to see the place, meet the expecting moms, learn about their stories, the way they live … Continue reading

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A Tree Grows In Brooklyn (2009 edition)

My wife and I began reading A Tree Grows In Brooklyn since we ourselves are living in Brooklyn. The book is an account of a life in poverty at the turn of the century. I began thinking – how would … Continue reading

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Weekend in Woodstock

“This is the largest group of people ever assembled in one place, and I think you people have proven something to the world: that a half a million kids can get together and have three days of fun and music … Continue reading

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Not hard to see

I would like everyone to take the following challenge. Go to the US Post Office to ship an overnight package. Don’t bring a box, just show up and ask the person at the counter for a box and ask some … Continue reading

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Buddha

It was sitting in an honored spot on her desk, incense wafting through the store that was otherwise a very regular home decor shop. Micah got interested and began touching the wood carving; the eyes, the nose, the mouth. “That’s … Continue reading

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You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it.

“You cannot legislate the poor into freedom by legislating the wealthy out of freedom. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not … Continue reading

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Maternity Home

Today I took the first steps to being involved with a maternity home here in Brooklyn. I met with the director of the home and all I can say is that I know this is something God wants me to … Continue reading

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Keep the Old, Part II

Like yesterday’s post, I was once again reminded today about the beauty of old friendships along with new. These two people go way back…Ellen is from Philadelphia and Tom from Brooklyn. Part of what is now officially known as the … Continue reading

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Welcome to the U.S.S.A.

Comrade, let me welcome you to the United Socialist States of America. It’s been a long voyage, you may not realize you’d left, but you have most certainly arrived. In the USSA, we care about the peasant class, the poor, … Continue reading

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Keep the Old

I have moved many times in my life and so there are few close friendships I have had for any length of time it seems. Therefore, my friend Shannon is a precious person in my life as our friendship has … Continue reading

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