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arlene-goldbard's picture
May.15.2012
When packing for online dating world, be sure to bring along plenty of compassion. Having chronicled my adventures in online dating in this blog series, I’ve become an object of curiosity to certain readers. They are waiting for my positive orientation toward this curious enterprise to cool...
pavel-somov's picture
May.12.2012
Blind justice (that doesn't see the inevitable context of any given event) isn't justice.  Such blind justice is plain old ignorance. But the justice that sees (the justice that factors in the context) is no justice either.  The justice without the blindfold - the justice...
pavel-somov's picture
Jan.19.2012
Fear not Anthropomorphism!  To anthropomorphize is to relate, albeit narcissistically.  But to relate is better than not to relate. Anthropomorphize away! And then, having related, away with anthropomorphism!   A pattern interruption caveat: there is a bit of narcissism to any form...
grant-hayter-menzies's picture
Dec.31.2011
“Ask the birds, ask the beasts and they will teach you.” - Job 12: 7-10, My two grandmothers were in many ways women who could not have been less alike.  Our paternal Grandmother Menzies (hereafter Grandma M) had been born in 1896 in the Los Angeles of orange groves and blue skies, the...
lori-hope's picture
Nov.30.2011
What are the best and worst holiday gifts for people with cancer? I just wrote a short piece about that on my Huffington Post/Redroom blog, and was reminded, once again, that when it comes to such things, there is no best or worst, just as there is no right or wrong. We are all different; each...
mara-buck's picture
Sep.12.2011
     The ongoing coverage of those dark September days of 2001 focused on myriad stories of unspeakable loss and mind-numbing heroism, of heartwrenching sorrow, of uniting horror, yet today ten years later, one brief interview unseen by most brings a tear to me, one moment...
lori-hope's picture
Aug.21.2011
Direct mail can be great for some things, such as reminding us to support our fave nonprofits. (And how you not open a letter from the NRDC bearing Robert Redford’s name in the return address?) But such letters can also cause meltdowns when they arrive at the wrong time. I just wrote about this...
catherine-nagle's picture
Aug.02.2011
“Who is Mary Kathryn Divine D’Angelo?” A great woman of 95 years old who deserves praise! She dedicated her life to preserving and saving the family by sacrificing her life to keep it together. Almost 30 years ago, as a single working mother, I worked at one of the most impressionable hair salons...
barbara-rubel's picture
Jun.25.2011
I just spoke on the phone with a friend who works in criminal justice. As she shared stories of helping victims cope with their experience, I could feel, right through the phone lines, how passionate she was about helping them. It was evident that she loved what she did and was kind to herself as...
jim-mcenroe's picture
Jun.17.2011
The Rabbit King: Kingdom Leporidae The story of The Orphan Hare . . . who became king! Check out my new illustrated story book, The Rabbit King: Kingdom Leporidae at www.therabbitking.com. About The Book: The Rabbit King: Kingdom Leporidae begins with Hare, an orphan rabbit, alone and on his own...