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Ecclesiastes for Everyone: Day One, Ash Wednesday

 1 The words of Qohelet [the Teacher/Preacher][i], David’s son[ii], king in Jerusalem: 2 Vanity of vanities, says the Teacher, Vanity of vanities. All is vanity.     In Percy Shelley’s poem Ozymandias, a traveler tells that he saw a ruined statue in … Continue reading

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Making the Right Mistakes

The great jazz musician Thelonious Monk once told one of his sidemen, “You’re making all the wrong mistakes!” Monk was known as musician who did things differently, who played with a kind of dissonance that sounded like he was making … Continue reading

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