Author Archives: JordanCornblog

Finding Flow

I’ve been thinking lately about flow. The line of thought springs from my listening to Grit this summer as I’ve walked (whenever I get to work early enough for a quick spin), It’s an engaging, thought-provoking book by Angela Duckworth; and I … Continue reading

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Divided

I used to write here just about every day. Then, some years ago I took on part-time online work that involved doing some writing for others. It’s been an interesting journey and one that has taken me away from this … Continue reading

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Wordlessness

The Gospel of John opens with, “In the beginning was the Word…” But our individual human beginnings are always without words. Each and every one of us comes into the world a tiny, new being — naked and wordless. In the … Continue reading

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Snowflakes

It’s been a snowy February here in the Northeast. But that’s not why snowflakes are on my mind. It’s because I’m puzzled by the pejorative use of the word by the Alt-Right to describe Liberals (or Libtards, as some of … Continue reading

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Grappling with Trump

Witnessing Donald Trump’s unpredictable, illogical, uncivil and deeply disturbing actions since he took office is an experience that’s difficult to describe, let alone assimilate. I’ve seen nothing like it. There’s no ‘American’ place to put it. Comparisons to Watergate don’t … Continue reading

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666 Fifth Avenue

This is the address of Donald’s wealthy-as-hell son-in-law’s building in NYC. 666 Fifth Avenue. Could it possibly be made any more clear? The Lord is sending a message, people. 666 is the mark of the beast and we shouldn’t be messing … Continue reading

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Dear Melania

We were talking about you at work today and, truth be told, we were feeling sad for you. Have you seen the videos and photos being posted on-line? The ones comparing Obama’s body language with Michelle to the way Donald … Continue reading

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Places Where Things Have Happened

Everything that we humans experience happens at a particular place and time. The world is teeming with layer upon layer of human experiences — large and small, memorable and not. There are intersections, stretches of sidewalk, rooms in buildings — … Continue reading

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Waiting for the Washing Machine

Yup, that’s what I am doing. We have a new washing machine being delivered between 9:30 and 11:30 AM today, and I am here trying to use the time wisely. One thing I am sure to do is interact with … Continue reading

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You Can’t Go Home Again

I nearly always have Thomas Wolfe somewhere in the back of my mind. No matter, really – it could be much worse (and quite often is). Such a fraught and freighted word, home is. Simple, stolid – just one syllable. Nothing … Continue reading

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A Man of Integrity?

FBI Director James Comey over-stepped his bounds this past summer in discussing investigative matters with the press and sharing his opinions, above and beyond the findings. Now he has done it again, breaking with longstanding protocol and adding a nebulous … Continue reading

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Forget Putin-Trump is Obama’s Puppet!

The conspiracy theorists are finally catching on to what’s happening with this year’s election – and just in the nick of time. The short story is this: The whole Russia/Putin puppet thing is a ruse concocted by Obama, the CIA, … Continue reading

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The tragic romance that shaped Meryl Streep’s life | New York Post

I’ll start writing my own posts again soon, but this caught my eye and I thought others might enjoy this insight into Meryl Streep’s character. A formidable person, indeed … and this makes me want to see The Deer Hunter again … Continue reading

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Why Is Rush Limbaugh So Afraid of Lesbian Farmers? – NBC News

Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh sounded the alarm bells about the “Obama regime” sending lesbian farmers to rural parts of America. But what’s really behind his concerns? Source: Why Is Rush Limbaugh So Afraid of Lesbian Farmers? – NBC News … Continue reading

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Why Comparing Bernie and Hillary is Like Comparing Apples and Oranges

I think I’ve finally figured out a big piece of what’s been bothering me about the Democratic Primary. It has to do with comparing Bernie’s and Hillary’s voting records as if they are comparable, when I don’t think they are. Bernie … Continue reading

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Bonfires

I seem to love bonfires. It’s not nascent pyromania, at least so far as I can tell. But the more I reflect, the more I wonder. What is it about fires? They’re warming, and there’s something so alive about them. … Continue reading

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Bernie-A Luxury We Cannot Afford

I’ve been mulling this for a long time, and I share it with all due respect to the Bernie supporters out there. People who are principled and whose values I, in very large part, share. I like what Bernie says … Continue reading

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My Subconscious and David Bowie

So, I woke up this morning and the first words that came to me were, “I’m a blackstar, I’m a blackstar.” Like so many, I felt very deeply touched by David Bowie’s death. His music, his personae, are both woven … Continue reading

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Neighbors

Here’s a quick thought that came and stayed with we while I took Caleb on a morning walk in the woods: We’re all neighbors. Bear with me, because there’s an interesting twist here, I promise. The thought is an amalgam … Continue reading

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Meditating

So, I set a goal for myself to meditate every day – starting at the beginning of December. I’m using my Habitbull app to track my progress (yep, apps intrigue me). They say it takes 66 days to create a … Continue reading

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