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Dear Hollywood: We will look at Scarlett even if she is gunless

Scarlett Johansson has a new film, and several publicity stills from the film show her holding guns.

Um, you know what, Hollywood? Scarlett is one actor we will watch, at least half of us, even if she is not holding a gun. 11 more words

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Allow me to make this tragedy even more tragic

These are difficult months for a peace blogger.

The first, let’s say, 200 things I might blog about are all painfully obvious and would be dull to write about for all concerned, so let me work my way down the list until I get to a connection which is maybe not too unoriginal: 210 more words

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Bosnia: Srebernica

Srebernica was the site of the largest single act of genocide in Europe since the Holocaust. The Srebernica Massacre occurred over the course of several days in July 1995, when over eight thousand defenseless Bosniaks, predominantly men and boys, were slaughtered by Serbian forces. 831 more words

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Bosnia: Sarajevo

My first impressions of Sarajevo came during my taxi ride from the bus station to my hostel in the heart of the tourist district. Along the way, I observed what seemed like normal workaday city life as well as a curious mix of modern architecture and drab rectangular communist-era buildings. 827 more words

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War No More

War No More

Arabs fear Jews

Jews hate Arabs

the madness of hate

compounded by fear

injustice, media, politics and ego

is this true or mass hysteria… 165 more words

Poetry

no more worries

This an AWESOME exercise in mindfulness for kids – or anyone! 

Invite your child to write down her biggest worry. Teach her that worry is not real, it’s just a habit, and it can be broken. 198 more words

Buddhism

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The End of Suffering

Our true home is in the here and the now. 
Thích Nhất Hạnh 
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Yesterday perhaps I understood for a moment what Thích Nhất Hạnh teaches, in his book, that “Letting go gives us freedom, and freedom is the only condition for happiness. 377 more words

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