As the most sacred week in the Christian calendar begins today with the celebration of Palm Sunday, Christians around the world ponder the mystery of how God, incarnate in the person of Jesus, who out of love for humanity voluntarily chose to endure suffering and pain and death on a cross.
They say March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb, but I don't know. It's one of those sayings that doesn't quite wash with me, like "money can't buy happiness" (when it blatantly can - how do you feel on payday?).
Church bells throughout Juneau and across the nation will ring out today in honor of firefighters who died in the line of duty.
Once or twice in a generation an event is so profound, so broad in social and cultural scope, that it shakes a community into asking what it's become and where it goes now.
New fiction audiobooks at the public libraries include bestsellers such as "Lisey's Story" by Stephen King (on cassette), and "Suite Francaise," by Irene Nemirovsky (on compact disc), several volumes of Douglas Adams' "Hitchhiker's Guide" series (all on CD), and a few classics, including Fyodor Dostoevsky's "Crime and Punishment," and Ernest Hemingway's "For Whom the Bell Tolls" (both on CD).
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