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Phil Cousineau

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9 Of The Most Beautiful Words In The English Language

(47) Comments | Posted November 5, 2012 | 1:24 PM

For The Painted Word [Viva Editions, $16.95], my second book of word origins, I needed to update my philexicon (to coin a word from the Greek philo, love, and lexicon, dictionary), my collection of lovable words--or should I say words I've come to love? I've riffled the pages...

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'Beyond Forgiveness': Atoning for the Past to Repair the World

(65) Comments | Posted March 31, 2011 | 9:26 PM

Some years ago a minister friend of ours was called to the bedside of a parishioner. When he got to the hospital he was shocked to find the woman writhing in some kind of torment. As soon as they were alone she told him, "I think I've committed an unforgivable...

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