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kimberly-jean-smith's picture
Sep.05.2013
“On flights from the west coast to the east, pilots spend about 90 percent of their time off course. The rest of their time is spent making small corrections.” Luis Garza, Dance Teacher   Sometime ago, I resigned myself to the fact that I had never gained a vital life skill: how to learn...
eva-lesko-natiello's picture
Aug.28.2013
The beach on a sunny day is a sugar high. A shot of euphoria. Warm crests of sand meet the underneaths of your knees. It molds to the small of your back and clings to your toes like sugar to a cruller. A light breeze carries the frothy laughter of others and lifts the ends of your hair,...
anthony-lamar-smith's picture
Aug.28.2013
If every time you think about a particular scenario it makes you sad then why do you continue to ponder those thoughts? Have you ever wondered why day after day you waddle in your misery and continue to focus on how bad things have been for you lately? Do you want to improve your life but somehow...
sherrie-theriault's picture
Aug.22.2013
August 22     Up to Date   The future is a prison I escape by staying in today.  The tiny windows which open to strange foreknowledge have barbs rather than bars and inflict painful wounds when I attempt too close examination.  My business is here and now; the currency like...
sherrie-theriault's picture
Aug.18.2013
August 18     Blind Man’s Bluff   Turning your head to see doesn’t help when you have a blind eye.  All the rotation in the world won’t restore your sight.  Addressing life problems with a solution involving spin is counter productive and sometimes counter clockwise to boot...
bro-smith-sgs's picture
Aug.18.2013
  Hello there my spiritual friend,   As we venture, ever, forward I am often stunned by the fragmentation of the Christian Church at large. For you see, as I, there are numerous factions all claiming to be a part of the whole.  Now I quickly recognize and acknowledge the factors of...
dr-steve-mcswain's picture
Aug.16.2013
For those of you who are following my reflections on the new book I’m writing know that a few days ago I shared what will be one of the first chapters of the book… That the pathway to happiness is, first, to know who you are…who you really are. A second chapter is, KNOW WHY YOU’RE HERE. “The two...
sherrie-theriault's picture
Jul.31.2013
July 31   Charmed by Snow     Warm weather snow falls in fat full flakes; I am living in a world of dreams and sweet peas.  Sudden dustings sparkle and surprise leaving as quickly as they came; yet the world is kinder now.  Beauty is an ambush of the heart.  My breath...
joann-smith-ainsworth's picture
Jul.27.2013
It has become my life purpose to feel good every day for as much of the day as I can. I wasn’t always like this. When younger, I used to chew on every setback and fret about it for days. With experience, I learned that nothing changed when I did this (except for me to feel bad). The way for me to...
dr-steve-mcswain's picture
Jul.19.2013
Faith is so simple. So very simple. It is religion that complicates it. Why? Control, perhaps. Distinction from other religions, maybe. I’m not quite sure. What I do know is that faith is not about either control or distinction. Instead, it is about release, the turning loose of all attachments....