Category Archives: Practical Philosophy

Afternoons and Coffee Spoons

I get impatient with myself sometimes. I know, I know, this isn’t a surprise. It’s not even that I get impatient with myself. I get impatient. Period. In times past, when I was still a Christian, this tended to mean … Continue reading

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Stand Tall and Keep Your Face to the Sun

There was this moment when I was walking the dog on Tuesday night when the setting sun hit my face and I thought that summer was here. It has been a long winter and a non-existent spring. Our last snowfall … Continue reading

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Solstice

I have never celebrated the Solstice in any sort of formal way. I am a Christian, and that means that my meaning for this time of year is different, and the solstice, while forming the impetus for choosing this time … Continue reading

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Googling a Better Life

A few weeks ago, Mr. Spit and I had a BBQ in our back yard. And a group of us were sitting around, and the children were playing, and we were talking about information. We were talking about living in … Continue reading

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Every Day Ethics with Mrs. Spit

The Scenario: You go to the local big box hardware store, and you find a patio set – a table, 6 chairs and an umbrella on sale, for about 50% off. You can afford said table, and while it doesn’t … Continue reading

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Village Children

I actually wrote this a few days ago, and then I got stuck. Because I could identify the many reasons why I thought we should care for others, even when there was no obvious reason for us to do so. … Continue reading

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prostitution

I have been thinking about writing a post about why prostitution is wrong. I have been thinking about the ways I could engage you all in my passion for the subject, in my quest to make a difference for the … Continue reading

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The Kingdom of God

Thanks for listening to me complain yesterday. I appreciated your ears, and your care and compassion. Sweet Camden Lass reminded me that Kings College does a lovely Festival of Lesson’s and Carols, well they should, having originated it. At any … Continue reading

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Magic

I must confess a secret (or not particularly secret, if you look at my bookshelves) liking for Harry Potter. Many of my Christian friends were wholly opposed to the books, and I understand why (although I think they missed the … Continue reading

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I Don’t Like Losing

I was at a women’s luncheon on Thursday. The key note was a great speaker, a prominent Edmontonian. I left shrugging my shoulders. She’s very much a “If you believe it, you can do it” kind of lady. She has, … Continue reading

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