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New Things

Today was a refreshing day of first-times.

I bought my first ever Scantron for my midterm:

Yes, you heard me, first EVER. We don’t use Scantrons in Europe; in fact, we kinda laugh at Americans and your cute little multiple-choice questions ;) But, I needed one for my film class (!) on Thursday, so I made my first ever visit to the campus bookstore. 497 more words


blessing the earth on earth day!

Today is Earth Day! A day to honor and bless our Mother Earth. Contemplating today, I remembered what I wrote some years ago for the website of… 121 more words


Talk, Touch, and Plan: Lessons on How We Die

Nursing Clio is happy to welcome guest author Karla Erickson. Karla is Associate Professor of Sociology at Grinnell College, where she teaches courses on sexuality, theory, labor and privilege. 1,291 more words


Sister Michelle reblogged this on Highest Good News and commented:

This book looks like a valuable addition to your personal knowledge base regarding caring for our elders. Being prepared as an individual, family or tribal member for the end of life of loved ones is critical for making informed and compassionate choices which honor and help those who are on their way out of this life, and into 'the mystery'. I am so thankful to be introduced to this authors work.

Between the Showers - A Ray of Rusty Light

We had almost half an inch of rain last night, and showers drum on the roof off and on today.  The sun will light up the gardens as I make a run for the Big House, across the wet stones of the patio.   456 more words

Paganism & Rationalism

We Beg You

“If you want something bad enough, you can endure rejection; begging is not demeaning.” We are begging for help. For the sake of our kids’ schooling we are down on our knees. 85 more words


Science Says Altruism Can Save Your Life

From the Times Union:

That old baseball axiom is wrong, Stefan Klein argues: Nice guys don’t finish last. Klein makes his case in “Survival of the Nicest: How Altruism Made Us Human and Why it Pays to Get Along” (The Experiment; January 2014). 

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FATTI SENTIRE - Make Yourself Heard!


I had the pleasure of meeting Director Paolo Bianchini and Producer Paola Rota in Rome, who have made an Italian film of substance – Il Sole Dentro. 267 more words