Author Archives: Bill Halamandaris

Dependence Day

It is the best time of the year – the seasons of thanks and giving. For me it’s particularly meaningful when I consider how quickly one follows the other and the relationship between the two holidays that mark the end … Continue reading

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A Manifesto for the Moment

WE ARE WHAT WE BELIEVE  Sometimes you have to say something: I believe that love is stronger than hate. I believe faith is stronger than fear. I believe hope is stronger than despair. I believe in the fundamental goodness of … Continue reading

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The Meaning of Love

Kafka said, “The meaning of life is that it has an end.” The meaning of love is that it does not. There is a piece in each of us that is God’s piece.  This is the thing we call our … Continue reading

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Gettysburg

Edward Everett – not Lincoln – delivered the Gettysburg Address. Everett was a pastor and a politician who served as a Representative, Senator, Governor, and Secretary of State.  He also served as President of Harvard University.  He was 69 years … Continue reading

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Who We Are

Last month, I said, “Heroes will rise.” Two weeks ago, I said, “We have always been at our best when things are the worst.” These facts were clearly evident sixteen years ago. I still remember walking the sacred ground near … Continue reading

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