Category Archives: Interesting link

END OF THE LINE: THE WOMEN OF STANDING ROCK

Quote from the fundraising page for a documentary being made by Shannon Kring. As you can see, they have already got the amount they asked for. “It’s very simple. We have to have water for life. And so we’re petitioning … Continue reading

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THIS CHANGES EVERYTHING

I saw the film “This Changes Everything” and it gave me hope for the first time in a long time.  It’s about the marginalized people: indigenous, poor, living on the fringe, who are staking their lives to stop the destruction … Continue reading

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The Spiritual Importance of Community

Enduring Grace is a book by Carol Lee Flinders about seven women mystics of the Middle Ages.  I have found a lot in this book that is helpful to my spiritual practice.  The last woman she writes about is Therese … Continue reading

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Depression and Suicide

I watched two TED talks today, one about depression and one about suicide.  Both spoke about how our culture has placed a stigma on both depression and suicide, which leaves people dealing with these things horribly isolated. Here are the … Continue reading

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Kindred Spirits One-on-One

I went down to my friend (and Kindred Spirit) Teresa on Friday night.  We were intending to go on Saturday to a gathering which had had to be cancelled.  We found out at 10:00 after a lazy breakfast.   What … Continue reading

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The Importance of Community

This is from G-Dog and the Homeboys, a book about Father Greg Boyle and his work with the gangs of East Los Angeles.  It’s written by Celeste Fremon. Greg says “I used to say that the caring adult who pays attention … Continue reading

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Need Cheering Up?

I’m feeling blue and need some cheering up.  The Daily Good today sent Matt Dancing.  How could I forget about Matt? Matt dancing in 2008 Words to song: The same stream of life that runs through my veins night and … Continue reading

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Epiphany

When I worked in a Planetarium, we did a “Christmas Star” show in December.  Among different ideas such as a comet, a nova, or a conjunction of planets so close that they might have looked like one very bright star, … Continue reading

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The City That Ended Hunger

From the “Daily Good:” “The City That Ended Hunger” by Frances Moore Lappé A quote: Behind this dramatic, life-saving change is what Adriana calls a “new social mentality”—the realization that “everyone in our city benefits if all of us have … Continue reading

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Baby Jenny Opens Up

Because of the work I have been doing on the earliest part of my life, some very new experiences have been happening to me.  And memories of good times. This little girl is looking at the world with excited, expectant … Continue reading

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