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Smokey and the Water Pipe

Sometime during the winter of 1969, the Twin Oaks water pump stopped working. The pump was old, and was submerged more than 40 feet in the ground, attached to lengths of 4” white PVC pipe that brought the water to … Continue reading

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To Whom (or What) do Atheists Pray?

In order to answer that question it is necessary to establish that atheists DO pray. Of course we do. Everyone prays, at least on certain occasions and under appropriate circumstances. It is said that “there are no atheists in foxholes,” … Continue reading

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What’s in a Name? – part 2

Shakespeare reminded us that roses smell the same, no matter what you call them. According to Wikipedia, “The reference is often used to imply that the names of things do not affect what they really are.” But names do affect … Continue reading

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Requiescat In Pace

One of the biggest problems with getting older is that many of the folks you care about don’t. The Rector of one of the churches I attended many years ago reminded us that “Life is a terminal disease: everyone who … Continue reading

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