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(Issue #637) Tying Your Shoes and Wisdom


We can all benefit when we acknowledge and embrace that the light of wisdom shines from generation to generation. ~~~~ What does wisdom mean? The answer to that question differs from person to person, group to group, and day to … Continue reading

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(Issue #635) The Ugliest House in America?


We stumble from room to room looking for bright spots. Making do. Or perhaps we recognize we need to change. ~~~~ This piece came to me from two disparate sources. One from a Henry David Thoreau quote. The other by … Continue reading

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(Issue #634) Snow White and Her 8th Protege?


May you find peace in the new year and a distraction-free zone to catch your breath. ~~~~ (If Snow White brought on an 8th protégé, what would his or her name be? Read on for one possibility.) Hi. I’m Distracted. … Continue reading

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(Issue #633) In Your Hands


The following came to me during my morning meditation: In Your Hands In your hands, you hold the focus In your hands, you hold the promise In your hands, you hold the possibilities In your hands, you hold the discipline … Continue reading

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(Issue #632) I Wanna Be A Kid Again


But if he changes the then, his now, including all the good parts could be eliminated.What would you do? ~~~~~ The song came to me like so many others. A line kept repeating itself in my ear. I wanna be … Continue reading

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(Issue #631) Impatience: Virtuous or Narcissistic?


“I am extraordinarily patient, provided I get my way in the end.”~attributed to Margaret Thatcher~ Impatience. Does it—impatience—reflect our times? An internet search immediately brings up thousands of choices on our screen. We can get overnight delivery,  listen now to … Continue reading

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(Issue #630) Everyone Has An Agenda.


We can get caught up in soundbites and loaded words and forget to dig deeper. ~~~~ Ever notice when someone advocates for something she likes, it’s usually framed as value-driven, common sense, rational, or obvious? When that same person, however, … Continue reading

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(Issue #629) Flibbertigibbet Is My Name. Jabberwocky Is My Game.


May each of us help turn collective monologues into authentic dialoguesin which all in the room have a chance to be heard, understood, and questioned. ~~~~ “Hey, Sam. How are you doing?” “I’ve been better, Jim. Just found out I … Continue reading

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(Issue #628) The Story of the Fire


Right or wrong, never knowing what might happen,she was on high alert most of the time. ~~~~~ As I remember, I was about six or seven years old. We lived in a second-floor flat. Mom had to go pickup Dad … Continue reading

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(Issue #627) Beginning-Ending-Beginning


Doing it just to do it so you can say you did it and continue to do it is not the reason to do it ~~~~~ Beginning Twelve years ago today (the last Sunday of May 2010), with a bit … Continue reading

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