Category Archives: life around us

From: The Power of Kindness

In the political arena, kindness is the giving up of domination and vendetta, and the recognition of others’ points of view, their needs, and their history. Continue reading

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Being Present For Others

What happens when you get out of your own thoughts and pay attention, via The Writer’s Almanac, commemorating the birthday of W. Somerset Maugham. He’d become a doctor and practiced in the slums of London. I saw how men died. … Continue reading

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Proud and Humbled

I am at work today. I am with -in spirit- my friends across the world who are marching with thousands of other folks – for women’s rights, for justice and equality for everyone. I’ve said numerous times in the past … Continue reading

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Why Poetry, Why Now

A great nation should make great poetry. Like so many artists and musicians and writers and poets before him—and so many that came after him—Robert Frost wasn’t afraid to say his piece or speak truth to power. He wasn’t afraid … Continue reading

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November 9, 2016

I urge all my friends and family though to remember that what happened is part of what Ameica is and more importantly WE are what America is. This is not the time to withdraw into hopelessness and darkness. This is the time to shine the light of goodness and community and hope and to work hard to achieve, on a neighborhood, community, state and national level, all the things we think are important: inclusiveness, commitment, fairness, accountability. All the things. Continue reading

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