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michael-seidel's picture
5 AM, the boys want out, the mind has been activated, and I have to pee. I try to avoid starting the day but there are things to do, things to be written. Short blog entries have walked into my mind, work problems are calling, and the Writer and novel are very active. I'm also hungry. Today's Song...
rosy-cole's picture
 In his interesting blog discussing the relationship of violence and language, Hammoudi Abdelwahab proposes a multi-lingual philosophy as a bridge to peace - and he has spoken elsewhere about how cultures are enriched when people are prepared to engage with 'foreigners' in their native tongue. No...
kim-michele-richardson's picture
                            I headed down to the Dedication of La Tisa’s Habitat for Humanity home this past weekend.  A lot of energies, sweat (and in my case a little blood) went into building this house; but ultimately it was the cooperative goodwill work and sharing by many.  And more...
luciana-lhullier's picture
It´s been a tough week. I´ll just share my humble and imperfect, thus free, translation of Poema em Linha Reta by Álvaro de Campos (Fernando Pessoa): Poem in a Straight Line I´ve never met anyone who´d been beaten up. All my acquaintances have been champions in everything. And I, so often crude, so...
rosy-cole's picture
The United States, the world, has a new President-elect.To enable a new era, he will need our goodwill. Whatever he gets wrong, he will need 'on the ground' support. He will need us not to lose faith in the primary vision.      ANYWAY "People are unreasonable, illogical and self-...
patry-francis's picture
Yesterday, for the first time in weeks, I got dressed in real clothes: my too-big jeans and a sweater. I put on boots and make-up. I found out what the weather was like by feeling it against my skin, instead of asking my family as they swept in from their busy lives. (It was COLD, wonderfully, slap...