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Sleeping on the Ground

Many years ago, I met the chief priest of the national forest of Togo. He came to a conference at Oxford College in Great Britain. It was cold at that time in England. The priest wore no shoes. I asked him why he wore no shoes. He said, “to feel the earth.” Recently I read an essay on spiritual ecology, and it talked about connecting to nature through the senses and feelings of the body. It brought back atavistic sensations of when I was an…

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Along the Road

  Along the Road © 2016 Rolland G. Smith     Bachelor buttons and Queen Anne’s lace Astride the ways to every place. Crocheted in white, the doily blooms Beside the lanky Bachelor plumes. Both thrive where few would like to be Along the road for all to see. A gift of grace for passersby, Their whites and blues reflect the sky.  

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Trump’s News Conference

After yesterday disastrous news conference in New York, by the President of the United States. I am ashamed at what I heard. Thus leadership still occupies my thoughts today. From time to time we need to assess whether our leaders in business, and politics and even the leader in ourselves, measure to the definition. Leadership is the ability to enthuse, to inspire, to create, and to accomplish goals for the greater good. Some seek leadership, some are promoted to it, some are elected to it,…

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