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On the fourth day of Christmas my true love gave to me…a mental breakdown.

‘Depression and Christmas just don’t go’ I ran across this great piece on the BBC this morning. Mental health is an important part of the holidays and if you choose not to care for yourself, your emotional bank account … Continue reading

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Ripples on the Journey

THE RIPPLES OF YOUR JOURNEY November 25th, 2014 Gail Rodgers We are on the last week of our Journey-themed devos! We hope that you have enjoyed them. Each day this week, we are going to share one of our Advent … Continue reading

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Food for Worms.

One of my favorite movies is Dead Poets Society. This movie shaped my adolescence in a similar fashion to Catcher in the Rye, A Separate Peace and the Chocolate War. This movie introduced me to the term ‘Carpe Diem’, ‘Seize … Continue reading

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Love Completely

As anyone who cares to read my Blog knows, my favorite movie is ‘A River Runs Through It’. Every now and again I choose to re-watch this film and as I watch I find myself knowing what is coming and … Continue reading

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The American Way Still Matters.

Over the past several months I have studied and learned about Epicureanism. You can Google that and read or listen to ‘The Swerve’ by Stephen Greenblatt to find out more. This search will lead you to an ancient Roman philosopher, … Continue reading

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Partial truths and a whole lie.

Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for. Epicurus. I have struggled for some months with a situation that many others … Continue reading

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As Good As it Gets…

Each day I think about my family…I worry about a variety of things. 1. Are my kids safe? 2. Is my wife safe? 3. Are my kids getting the best education we can provide? 4. Are we being good parents? … Continue reading

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Family is such an interesting word. It means many things to many people. To some it is simply those who they are genetically related to. For others, it means those that they have found to be like-minded and that they … Continue reading

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Everything Changes

It could have been fixed in the 1960s, or 70s or80s…maybe in the 90s. A week ago I received a letter referencing the sale of the Scottish Rite Temple in Santa Fe. We have an issue of funding that we … Continue reading

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Working the drops in Santa Fe

Working the drops in Santa Fe

The Scottish Rite Cathedral in Santa Fe was built 100 years ago. This is a picture of my new workplace as I have the honor of running the drops on the Stage Crew. 100 years ago these hemp ropes first lifted the drops into place and one of my Scottish Rite Brothers went to work. For 100 years someone has sat in this loft to make sure that the show went on. For two weekends a year, I now sit in their chair, walk their fly loft…I live in their footsteps. Footsteps that I will one day pass along to another Brother and he to the next…and he to the next…

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