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Mona Polacca, an indigenous elder of the Hopi and Havasupai people, spoke at my church one summer. She talked about how we come into relationship with all the elements of the earth, with water, and ai
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Tonight marks the last of the eight nights of Chanukah. Perhaps in this drawn-out holiday the shine has worn off a bit by now – the really good presents already given, the ritual a bit perfunctory. Bu
“chalicelight - May we answer hate with love & call cruelty to account & be the light we seek.” - Naomi King - Twitter: @revnaomi
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"There is no beautifier of complexion or form or behavior, like the wish to scatter joy and not pain..."
“There is no beautifier of complexion or form or behavior, like the wish to scatter joy and not pain around us.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson (Transcendentalist, Unitarian, Quaker, editor, author, philosophe
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“What instruction the baby brings to the mother!” - Thomas Wentworth Higginson (Unitarian, soldier, statesman, merchant, clergy)
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Lover of Peace we yet live amid so much violence and so much destruction. We find ourselves wanting revenge and we find ourselves hating, resenting, raging even while grieving. Lover of Peace help us
Weaver of Wonder guide our hearts and hands this and every night in celebrating the beauty of life, the blessings we know and the blessings we can offer and add our gifts to making. Weaver of Love gui
"And he said unto them, Take heed, and beware of covetousness: for a man's life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth." —Luke 12:15 Brother Will notes that bit about coveto
Saw somewhere that the Guardian said it's dropped about 1% of the Snowden treasure trove so far. And here on PR Watch, a batch about ALEC, our statewise corporate bill-mill. Last December, ALEC's exec
Choosing the right client gift can be tricky. You don't want it to be to personal; that would be awkward. It can't be too expensive; again awkward. It can't assume that the person likes anything parti
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“chaliceout - Lover of Hope may the words we speak & the work we do both light the way with love.” - Naomi King - Twitter: @revnaomi
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Amidst the photos of a mother and son napping on the couch and new parents cuddling their newborn is the real story of a woman desperately lost, struggling miserably and failing constantly.
Bill Hayes sheds some interesting historical and personal light on that newly discovered body part meme that made the rounds last month in a NYT op-ed: The Secrets Inside Us. "Open up a human body, an
“What do you think? Should I post this?” I asked a friend a few weeks ago. I had been conflicted and uncertain about a very personal post, doubting whether and how to write the article. Those simple q
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There was a time when James Arthur Ray was a heavy hitter in the world of New Age, self-help, guru-dom. He appeared on Oprah Winfrey’s popular daytime talk show during the height of “The Secret” (aka
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Thom George is shooting up a storm during his stay in China, and sharing it with the world on his Shanghai Lens blog. The latest installment is "Chinese Street Economy," worth a visit. (The more verbo