Tag Archives: Spiritual transformation

Flowing Streams

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To listen to this reflection as a podcast, click here. Residents of the American Southwest are hoping against hope they won’t have to face two “dead pools” this year. That sentiment has nothing to do with Deadpool, the wisecracking Marvel comic book character played by Ryan Reynolds.  “Dead pool” is the worst-case scenario for Lake Powell and Lake Mead, the nation’s two largest reservoirs… Read more »


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To listen to this reflection as a podcast, click here. Windsor Elliot was blessed with one of the world’s most beautiful faces. During her meteoric rise as a fashion supermodel in the 1960s, she appeared on the cover of Vogue four times, including the one displayed above.  Diana Vreeland, the magazine’s editor-in-chief, coached her models with a simple six-word maxim: Fake it, fake it,… Read more »

You Need a Do-Over

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City Slickers is a film about three Manhattan men, lifelong friends, who are wrestling with the harrowing approach of middle age.  Together they head out West in the hope of finding adventure (and maybe even themselves) by participating in a cattle drive.  One of the characters, named Phil (played by Daniel Stern, wearing the white hat), has recently seen his… Read more »

More than Meets the Eye

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In 1984, the Hasbro company hit a consumer home run.  They introduced a set of action figures called Transformers – vehicles, devices, and animals that could be reshaped into robots and then back again.  For Gen X kids, these toys were indisputably “more than meets the eye.”  After invading playrooms everywhere, the Transformers went global.  They became the stars of their own comic… Read more »