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A Nephew’s Hug

It was the right time   For the longest hug.   Had my nephew fathomed the death of his own younger brother?   Did he know his powerful, but soothing words, the prior night’s eulogy, quoting my own father’s favorite […]

A Nephew’s Hug

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It was the right time   For the longest hug.   Had my nephew fathomed the death of his own younger brother?   Did he know his powerful, but soothing words, the prior night’s eulogy, quoting my own father’s favorite […]

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Blame my 4-year hiatus of jumping trains on global warming but I’m back

The timeline of this 70-mile ride is as follows: I reach the yard at 11 a.m. The train arrives in Hagerstown at 1 p.m. The train leaves Hagerstown at

Jackson and Beirut

In 2008, while working for the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, I traveled to Mississippi, as a “released staff” to the AFL-CIO to cover the unions’ campaign for Ronnie

Can’t Beat This

The late U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Director Sean Hamilton fly-fishing. Photo used under a Creative Commons license of flickr user USFWS. One of my favorite bike rides in

Math Fright

I have always been frightened by math.   8,473 km, 5,264.878 miles between Amazon rain forests, Greenland ice sheets.   150 acres Amazon forest lost every minute, 78 million acres lost every year.   11 billion tons of Greenland’s ice lost, 1 day.   Is someone not

Black Women and Political Activism in America

The "She the People Presidential Forum" felt like a seminal moment for women of color in politics. Black women, in particular, have long been known to be the most

Bones of the Earth: An Inspector Shan Tao Yun Mystery

The Baltimore Post-Examiner is pleased to present an excerpt of Eliot Pattison's new novel, Bones of the Earth: An Inspector Shan Tao Yun Mystery.  "Pattison has never been better in depicting

Edgar Allan Poe: Master of the Universe

The past year two new books have appeared that both place Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) in the frontline of western science and philosophy. Is this, finally, the academic recognition

In Disaster: Betting The farm on God In Lifes Storms, Dr. Michael Sprague talks about how Hurricane Katrina galvanized the Christian community. Wheelbarrows stand at the ready for disaster clean-up in Louisiana. Anthony C. Hayes)

Louisiana pastor recalls how Katrina disaster transformed his life, community, and the Church

Wheelbarrows stand at the ready for disaster clean-up in Louisiana and Texas. (Anthony C. Hayes) Flooding in Nebraska. A tornado in Alabama. And another winter storm overtaking New England. Natural

A Meditation on the Planet Earth

I am not the wind Though each breath takes some particle on a flight I am not the roar nor the murmur My thoughts are as silent as a child learning I am

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