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The ‘R’ word

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There is a word in the English language that has become so offensive, so distasteful, and so abhorrent that it is seldom used in conversation today. This word, at one time in this nation, was a common word sometimes used as a slur and sometimes as a descriptive word.

This coming election

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Somewhere around 50 percent, give or take a few percentage points, of people who are of eligible voting age will vote in a presidential election. If the vote is close, that means that about 25 percent of the people will determine the leader of the world’s most powerful nation.

The salt (free) life

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I have been placed on a very restrictive, less-sodium (salt) diet. That is, I have to do without sodium as much as possible. The upper limit is 2,000 milligrams of sodium daily. When the doctor first said that, I thought, “Oh, that’s not too bad.

The right to sit

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There’s been a bit of controversy about a number of professional athletes who have decided to sit or kneel during the National Anthem instead of standing in respect. Their example has filtered down into some high school and middle school athletic events.

The final lap

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I have begun the fourth unit of Clinical Pastoral Education, also known as CPE. Although CPE is standard and required fare in many seminaries, back in my day CPE was available but not in all locations. So, it was a part of my education that I missed. Or skipped.

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