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kunzang-drolma's picture
May.13.2009
"It has been said that praying for others is not the least you can do for them, it is the most".  Julie Vasquez, Prayer Power. The collective voice of prayer or wishes of kindness are not defined by geography or time.  They are not impeded by landscape or distance.  We do not have to be...
john-braun's picture
May.12.2009
I had a startling occurrence yesterday at work. In the middle of a hilarious (if I do say so myself) reference to the 'flux capacitor' of Back to the Future fame, I had to trail off and inconspicuously withdraw from the conversation because I realized nobody in the conversation - if not in the...
amira-nagati's picture
May.04.2009
To resemble the treeI had to be free,To flow with the airShe released her hair,Together we bendTogether we dance in the wind.When the wind blows hardWe do not fall apartWe dance, we don't break,We wave like rain ripples on the lake..To resemble the treeI had to be me..When the wind rests and the...
marilyn-kallet's picture
Apr.22.2009
If you pray, now would be a good time to put in a word for your poet friend, who will be flying off to Auvillar (well, Toulouse) next Thursday.   I'm feeling more anxious than excited just at the moment, though that will change once I get on the plane. I'll be writing poetry for three and a half...
catherine-nagle's picture
Feb.24.2009
Mexico and Bonding At that time, in the 1970s, everyone was talking about a miracle cancer cure that was being offered in Mexico; it had been reported in newspapers, and magazines carried stories about it. While some people said they were cured of their cancer, others labeled it a hoax. But because...
catherine-nagle's picture
Feb.05.2009
Inspiration Close to Home             Whenever I was feeling despair, whether I was afraid, looking for comfort, love, or security, I always tried to remember my favorite saint: my own mother. She had always managed to smile and give a kind...
catherine-nagle's picture
Feb.03.2009
The Church          So much is spoken about going within for prayer and meditation. But any spiritual practice that brings us closer to the pure love that resembles God can be found in the Church. Compassion and awareness of God’s love is the sacred communion...
catherine-nagle's picture
Jan.14.2009
A Miracle, a Wedding, and a Baby I at last had the family I had prayed for, and I was proud to be the wife of such an important, wonderful man, whose business obligations at last began to settle down. Earlier in our marriage, I’d had a strong desire for another child, but knew Bill had no interest...
robert-grudin's picture
Jan.07.2009
  A great many people think they are thinking when they are really rearranging their prejudices.   - William James  Why Thinking Mattersby Robert GrudinCopyright © Robert Grudin 2008 Does thinking still make a difference to Americans? Don’t say ‘Yes’ automatically. There are some very powerful...
delia-cabe's picture
Dec.28.2008
I remember bits and pieces of my early years. I wish I could remember more. At home, I was known as Chisaii (), the nickname given to me by our landlord in Japan. Pronounced “chee-SIGH,” the word means “small.” Although not underweight at birth, I was on the small side. At school, I was called by...