Monthly Archives: June 2008

posticon The Fun of It All by John Cali

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Two weeks ago we wrote an article titled Through the Eyes of Fear. This week, we’re taking on a more lighthearted topic, as you probably guessed from our title. Instead of talking about fear, we’re going to talk about fun. Sound interesting to you?

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In this newsletter, I’ve talked before about the Roman Catholic Church I grew up in. I have many happy childhood memories of my large, loving Italian immigrant family. But the Catholic Church does not hold so many happy memories for me.… Read more

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posticon Sexuality and Diversity by John Cali

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Spirit has always said all sexual orientations are valid and good. That’s certainly not a popular viewpoint in our modern world.

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I recently ran into former US Senator Al Simpson at a party in Cody, Wyoming. We both live in Cody and, since this is a small town, everyone seems to know everyone else.

He and I got to talking a bit about politics (not my favorite subject). But Al is a very different politician. During his eighteen years in Congress, he was known as an honest, diligent, caring senator.… Read more

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posticon Through the Eyes of Fear by John Cali

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Mark Twain, one of my favorite authors, said near the end of his life, “I am an old man and have known a great many troubles, but most of them never happened.”

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If you pay even scant attention to the mainstream news media, you know the world is riddled with fear today. Fear of high oil prices, fear of earthquakes and other natural disasters, fear of faltering national economies, fear of terrorists, and so forth.

Some days it seems everyone is running scared, anticipating only more gloom and doom in the days and years ahead.… Read more

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posticon Life Among the Wild Dandelions by John Cali

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Another weird article title from yours truly. But if you’ve been with us very long you ought to be used to that by now. 😉

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Almost everywhere I’ve lived in this lifetime, I’ve had wild dandelions all around me every spring. Wyoming is no exception.

I love dandelions, even though most folks consider them pesky weeds. The flowers are pretty to look at and, believe it or not, they make great wine. The leaves are delicious as a salad with a little olive oil and vinegar, or as steamed greens.… Read more

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