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allan-goldstein's picture
Jun.11.2013
            Life isn’t fair.  What is it within our souls that makes us cringe at those words?  They’re true, aren’t they?  They’re drummed into every child by the age of five, when she first drops a lollipop in the dirt.  ...
bro-smith-sgs's picture
May.27.2013
  Good morning, my spiritual friend, There, often comes moments of stings from another, who may perhaps be a significant other, a sibling or one in whom you look up to; and yet they also pierce your soul with their antics. For many, the resultant act is to retreat somewhere, while for others,...
heather-lyn-mann's picture
May.08.2013
Six years living upon the Atlantic Ocean taught me this. When everything strips away (the comfort of warmed and cooled buildings; the security of roads, gas stations, armies and on-call doctors; the spin of advertisers, twenty-four hour news producers, and politicians; the camaraderie and routine...
heather-lyn-mann's picture
May.08.2013
Six years living upon the Atlantic Ocean taught me this. When everything strips away (the comfort of warmed and cooled buildings; the security of roads, gas stations, armies and on-call doctors; the spin of advertisers, twenty-four hour news producers, and politicians; the camaraderie and routine...
christopher-cudworth's picture
May.02.2013
I am not a man who does not know his way around the grocery store. And I have my preferences. For some reason the layout of Dominick's appeals to me.  Probably there is some primeval logic to this. The way the vegetables sit so patiently for attention. The deli meat counter faces west. Who...
jm-cornwell's picture
Mar.09.2013
Posts about sensitivity towards people with incurable diseases abound today. People posting about how someone suggested an alternative method of treatment and not taking pharmacological remedies because they are poison made someone feel hurt and misunderstood. These people would be healthy if they...
arlene-goldbard's picture
Dec.25.2012
These are tender times. The usual end-of-the-year retrospective ache has been amplified in the aftermath of so many storms, inner and outer. It’s often hard to know whether an ambient mood is the aggregate of personal response to the brokenness we are perceiving in world events or the opposite...
pavel-somov's picture
Dec.02.2012
1:27am. Baby has been crying so I am awake. Downstairs I sit down to read. I see a stink bug on the floor. Correction: I see a fellow neural colony inside a stink bug body-form. (I am relating to it: the neurons inside this insect are same as mine, just fewer, it’s a neural namaste moment). I...
pavel-somov's picture
Nov.16.2012
Adi Da wrote in “Not-Two is Peace”: “Humankind is functioning on the principle of ego – or separate identity and separative activity. Separateness and separateness – or ego-”I” – is the idea of “difference.” That idea inevitably manifests as the process of “objectification,” control, and...
jill-jepson's picture
Nov.15.2012
This week, I’ve been mulling over the bodhisattva Guanyin, also known as the Buddhist Goddess of Compassion. I’ve been rambling a bit about how to use the mythology of Guanyin as an archetype—a symbol and model of the deep and inclusive empathy that writers need. On this Tips for Writers Thursday,...