Followers of Taoism emphasize a healthy balance between opposites, the yin and the yang, darkness and light. With that in mind, today here at Vanaprastha in the aftermath of mid-winter storm Orlena, I offer two stories from mid-summer “storms” from the past. 

The post went live this morning on The Perennial Gen, my take on February’s topic, Race and Justice:

Please read, share, and leave comments on my website or The Perennial Gen site—and check out other posts. Thanks to Michelle Van Loon for providing a place for writers of faith who are “growing deeper roots in the dirt and light of midlife.”


  1. Heidi Viars

    Thank you for your take on Race and Justice, Carole!

    • Carole Duff

      Appreciate your comment, Heidi. -C.D.

  2. bigskybuckeye

    Carole, I enjoyed your reflections. I made a special note about your virtual learning initiative from years ago. Some schools start a journey ahead of the others. When I moved to Columbus to teach, I was blessed with the first staff member whom I met. Doug was a Christian and a veteran member of the staff. He made my transition into middle school teaching in a large urban district much easier.

    • Carole Duff

      Richard, I admire your service in a large urban district. God puts us where He wants us to be—and provides helpers. As for technology, I served in an innovative, “bleeding edge” school so I could help another school move to the cutting edge.


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