Monthly Archives: April 2003

posticon How Old Are You? by John Cali

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I never tell people how old I am, even if they ask. I used to, but no more. Now my answer is, “I’m ageless.” It’s not because I’m embarrassed or self-conscious about the number of years this body of mine has been on the planet. I’m not. (And it’s been a lot of years!)

It’s a matter of principle. Let me explain.

Our modern society is always anxious to label its members. For example: old-young, liberal-conservative, literate-illiterate, rich-poor, etc., etc.… Read more

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posticon A Day To Celebrate by John Cali

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As I was walking home this morning from my daily jog, I started thinking about the various religious celebrations marking this week: Passover (today), Good Friday, and Easter Sunday.

I grew up in a large Italian, Roman Catholic family. For us, this week was a time of religious celebrations, solemn and joyous.

It was also a time of celebration because my family all got together. At Easter they usually cracked open the barrels of wine they’d made the year before.… Read more

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posticon God Does Not Take Sides by John Cali

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I’m sort of a connoisseur of bumper stickers. They give you some fascinating insights into human nature. Not to mention the nature of the vehicle owner!

Just six days ago I saw a sticker that really got my attention, mostly because of what’s going on in Iraq these days. Here’s what the sticker said:

“To Hell With Our Enemies!
God Bless America!”

This is just one sticker, mind you, not two positioned next to each. I guess if I were to get immersed too much in my human self, I’d say something like “What in the hell is this world coming to?… Read more

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posticon Relationships Are Not Forever by John Cali

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Last week a long-time friend and I agreed to end a years-long business relationship. I’d seen it coming and, to be honest, I wanted it to end. Our business relationship was putting a huge strain on our personal friendship. Nonetheless, it was still a surprise to me if only because of the suddenness of it all.

I reflected on what happened for about 24 hours. And then I realized this was truly a blessing for both of us. We could now move on to other things we’d been postponing far too long.… Read more

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