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rina-macasaet's picture
Jan.24.2014
It was an invitation to walk a path without a destination. To sing in harmony with the mountain, to laugh along the way.   It was an invitation that arrived without obligation. Accepting meant embracing with utmost trust.   Riding the waves with courage and grace. Sitting in comfort and...
sherrie-theriault's picture
Dec.13.2013
December 13     What I give you   If I give you a piece of my mind, a piece of my heart, a piece of my liver, how do I go on in its absence?  Or does it ever leave me?  Is this more like an excision than segmentation?  Is it similar to how I carry you with me when I...
michelle-matthews-calloway's picture
Feb.22.2013
I receive emails from people around the globe. Fans write to express how much they enjoy the blog; foes, not so much.  Whether you love it or you hate it, I enjoy hearing from you. Today's post (edited to protect the writer's anonymity) features a question I often receive: Hey Michelle, how...
michelle-matthews-calloway's picture
Feb.07.2013
I'm sure most of us have seen pictures and witty sayings featuring The Grumpy Cat™.  I saw this particular Grumpy Cat photo last week: Even though I thought it was hilarious, it gave me pause. How many women are Grumpy Girls???? I'm happy to say that I'm never at a loss for male...
dale-estey's picture
Aug.17.2010
  Your Pass To Good GovernmentSkip the lines, forget about bribes. E-gov gives anyone with a web connection direct access to public services. Courtesy of Office of Consulate General of Estonia Had Franz Kafka been born in 21st-century Tallinn, Estonia, instead of 19th-century Prague, some of...
mylene-dressler's picture
Apr.29.2010
Some young, inexperienced friends of mine bought their first house this week.  They asked my advice about decorating it--I've owned half a dozen houses over the years, of all shapes and sizes--and I thought for a moment, and said honestly: beware the box.  Some houses, like this one, invite...
pavel-somov's picture
May.31.2009
Syadvada is a Jain practice of tentativeness when talking about reality.   Reality is too multifaceted to be captured in a single point of view.  Syadvada offers a total of seven perspectives to counteract dogmatic thought style and categorical expression. syād-asti—in some ways, it is, syād-...