Monthly Archives: April 2011

Literal Metaphor

Try this: Ancient man did not make stuff up as we tend to say he did. Take Hell, for example. It lies underground. It is a place of fire and brimstone. Horrible tortures. Eternal suffering. To the Ancients, Hell or … Continue reading

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Plane Rain

In 1977 I think it was, I was on a plane traveling from Germany stateside. As we approached Newfoundland everyone’s ears popped, and it began raining inside the cabin. Attendants passed out blankets to hold over our heads. The two … Continue reading

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