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Link SymbolIn our hyper-connected world, intriguing articles, interactions and conversations pop up regularly, provoking further reflection. I’ve collected various meditations here on the “Conversation” page, where I welcome contributions from anyone who might feel moved to add to the dialogue. Tally ho!





“Forty Portraits in Forty Years”

"Forty Portraits in Forty Years" by Nicholas Nixon

“Forty Portraits in Forty Years” by Nicholas Nixon

Aging is not an easy topic, especially in a society that fetishizes youth, and the photos in Nicholas Nixon’s “Forty Portraits in Forty Years,” a moving pictorial journey in which he photographed four sisters every year since 1975, can bring up a lot, the good, the bad and the beautiful. One can see that what the women in the photos lose in the smoothness of their skin they gain in something else – but what (or do they)? It’s probably different for each of us.

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Matthew 16:21-28

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The Church of St. Barnabas, Labor Day Reflection, Irvington, New York, August 31,2014

Jesus began to show his disciples that he must go to Jerusalem and undergo great suffering at the hands of the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and on the third day be raised. And Peter took him aside and began to rebuke him, saying, “God forbid it, Lord! This must never happen to you.” But he turned and said to Peter, “Get behind me, Satan! You are a stumbling block to me; for you are setting your mind not on divine things but on human things.”

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