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From Dust to Ash Wednesday



Back in 1973 Elizabeth Taylor did a movie directed by Larry Peerce that Richard Burton hated and told her not to do. She did not listen, and they were divorced (again) shortly thereafter. 264 more words

Politics & Society

“Is there enough Silence for the Word to be heard?” T.S. Eliot asks in his poem ‘Ash Wednesday’.


Spiritual Development


I SAW my younger — and only — brother die twice.

The first time was when he was four, and I was 10. After convulsing madly, with black ants coming out of his nails, he went into a coma. 977 more words


River to the Sun

There is a river to the sun
that flows within the being
of the bodhisattva
like a golden path
that shimmers
along its traveled map… 16 more words


Ash Wednesday—February 13, 2013

“Return to the Lord, your God.” Return is one of Lent’s keywords. It is another way of saying “repent.” So as we observe Ash Wednesday, the beginning of our forty-day Lenten fast, repent, return to the Lord, your God, for He is gracious and merciful, He is slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love. 1,003 more words


Before Midnight, Sunset, Sunrise (Ethan Hawke)

Ethan Hawke had it all in the nineties. He was an upcoming star after his breakthrough role in Dead Poets Society. He wrote a well-received novel… 499 more words