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January 11,2018•10:31 pm

newSpin, the newsletter January 11, 2018 – Bill Lewellis TopSpin • In Haiti, the heroes of burial road … [NYT, 'The Daily' podcast] For some Haitians, death is harder t'o afford than life. The men who tend to the bodies...

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December 14,2017•7:56 pm

newSpin, the newsletter December 14, 2017 – Bill Lewellis TopSpin • Puerto Rico's hurricane death toll is much higher than the government has reported … [NYT, Dec. 8] It may be over 1,000, not 62. Officially, just 62 people died...

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November 30,2017•8:21 pm

newSpin, the newsletter November 30, 2017 – Bill Lewellis TopSpin • A great migration from Puerto Rico is set to transform Orlando … [NYT, Nov. 17] Ten intolerable days after Hurricane Maria trounced Puerto Rico, Sahria Garcia finally got a...

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November 16,2017•5:00 pm

newSpin, the newsletter November16, 2017 – Bill Lewellis TopSpin • Don't be the one without coverage … The Trump administration has cut funding for advertising during the enrollment period for the Affordable Care Act medical insurance. A Los Angeles graphic...

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Unmistakable Goodness

November 15,2017•4:54 pm

By Bill Lewellis "Sometimes the Universe goes out of its way to remind you of unmistakable goodness," wrote Jim Lewellis recently on his Facebook page. "Shuning and I went out for dinner tonight in Squirrel Hill (Pittsburgh), which is ten...

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Be Attentive to What God is Saying

November 11,2017•1:26 pm

A Draft on a Guide On a Journey to Authenticity/Integrity Bill Lewellis (bill.lewellis@gmail.com) and Bruce Baker (papabruce8@comcast.net) God acts in our lives … in varied, strange, unpredictable ways. Long ago God spoke to our ancestors in many and various ways...

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November 2,2017•7:28 pm

newSpin, the newsletter November 2, 2017 – Bill Lewellis TopSpin • Cut child poverty rate in half … or send $130,000 a year to every household in the top 1 percent? … [h/t David Leonardt] House Republicans approved a budget...

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October 19,2017•4:08 pm

newSpin, the newsletter October 19, 2017 – Bill Lewellis TopSpin • Congress, End the Health Care Chaos. You Have 9 Million Kids to Protect … [NYT Editorial Board, Oct. 18] President Trump and Republicans in Congress have brought chaos to...

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October 5,2017•5:09 pm

newSpin, the newsletter October 5, 2017 – Bill Lewellis TopSpin • There is a justice issue at the heart of these hurricanes … [NCR, Michael Sean Winter, Sept. 25] After such devastation, more than charity is needed and more than...

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Wonderful memories go right on being the part of life that doesn’t end

September 26,2017•10:07 pm

CAN YOU CELEBRATE A WEDDING ANNIVERSARY EVEN IF YOU'RE THE ONLY ONE STILL STANDING … By Caroline Cavett Here’s an exercise in theoretical abstraction: can you celebrate (with great joy) a wedding anniversary even though you’re the only one of...

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