The Christianity Thing: Starting Afresh in the New Year

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January 2017 by Ramesh Richard At the beginning of each year, I eagerly welcome English theologian-philosopher G.K. Chesterton’s insight: “The object of a New Year is not that we should have a new year. It is that we should have a new soul.” He continues his metaphysical comment with a calling to a total renewal [...]

11:55 PM: Multi-Talent Tension

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October 2013 by Ramesh Richard Over 50 clocks dot the walls of RREACH. Given by international hosts as appreciation gifts, they invoke memories of places been and people served. In tiny Montenegro, at the end of GPA Balkan States, my hosts presented me with a beautiful clock set to 11:55. “Five minutes to midnight,” the [...]

Racing Time


July 2009 by Ramesh Richard “The clock is ticking; time is running out,” blares my radio as I shave each morning. The commercial attempts to motivate listeners to buy a fine car by a certain date. While the ad hasn’t succeeded in moving me to urgent action—shaving with a razor takes a long time—the spirit [...]

Mishap or Happening: Discovering Your Part in the Eternal Drama

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April 1998 by Ramesh Richard “Does God play dice with the universe?” asked Mr. Einstein. He couldn’t bring himself to an unqualified “yes” to that question. My question is more personal: Does God play dice with your life? At a visceral level, life seems to be random, alternating between good and bad, joy and sorrow, [...]