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What the Mountain Taught Me

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  Om Tahomaya Namah. I bow down to the Great Mountain Mother whose very name means, in the native tongue, 'breast that nourishes us with white streams.' I offer you these Cascade Lilies. Holding one...

Zamboni

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Several years ago, my boss's mom suggested I take Steven Covey's self-help course - The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People. Why she didn't think her son wouldn't benefit from it as well, I...

Celebrate Dr. M.L.K., Jr. with art/act, soul/social justice!

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Twigs of my poetree of soul: Prema Timeless, sublime, tonal, Melodious sojourn into life, self. River banks, as petal and thorn Roll, filled by agua's flow; Entwining on her bed, Know, love is. Mauna, Silence, echoes its song; Which no words could trace. Thus...

Modern Communication

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I have heard some of my good friends voicing concerns about modern techno-communication. They say it lacks the heart and soul of person to person conversations. We are missing the familiar human nuances of...

Uplifting Teachers

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Today I initiated one of my students as a teacher and healer within the People Israel. It is an ancient rite of initiation, as old as the Hebrew People are old, going all the...

An American Place

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America—the physical, actual America that we see and live in—this America needs to be understood not as in itself sacred, but as a privileged, temporary corner of “the world,” where men and women are granted...

The darkness cannot last forever

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The darkness cannot last forever. The night has always end. The force of evil is afraid of light and wickedness is melting on the sun of justice.

Boston Requiem: She is no Hagar

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Boston Requiem: She is No Hagar Banished, alone and left out in the desert to die, Hagar sat down far away from Ishmael, her son, and said ”Let me not look on the death of...

I Am a Seeking Mess

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by Ronald Pies MD The French polymath and mystic, Blaise Pascal, famously described the human being as a “thinking reed”. (His observation begins, “Man is but a reed, the most feeble thing in nature; but...

Godchild

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"The child is father to the man." (William Wordsworth) Childhood is both source and destiny.   From the earliest age we were taught to leave childhood and "grow up." We were taught to name things and, by...