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Live Books and Dead Books

A long time ago, my late friend, the writer Raymond Federman, passed on to me his theory of dead and live books.  I found it useful then and still do, so I’m going to pass it on to you. 832 more words


Beginning to Pray

The Lord’s Prayer is a gift that I’ve been continually unwrapping.  It’s like a family recipe – of the very best variety – given to us by the One who is the very WORD that was spoken across the universe, releasing life; the source of all inspiration and creativity. 574 more words

Finally free

Since owning a place since April but still being trapped at home the time has eventually come: I have moved out.

Living alone is it all it is cracked up to be? 136 more words


Kreyolicious Repost: How Haiti Helped Some Latino Countries Gain Independence & End Slavery

Here is a very education video from one of my favorite Haitian websites Kreyolicious:

In a past edition of Haiti History 101, Kreyolicious discussed the arrival of Simon Bolivar, Latin American leader and revolutionary on the coast of Aux Cayes in the mid-1810s.

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Embrace the awkward, prepare for growth

One of the coolest parts about living in Mexico City is simply being able to try new things, whether that means eating spicy candy, exploring a new town or attending a Sabbath. 1,116 more words


Growing Up

This is something all parents have to face at some point, I suspect: The knowledge that there is a limit to what they can do when their children are upset/angry/hurt; that the God-like status they had when the weans were babies gradually gives way to necessary separation – and, ultimately, the ability to self-soothe. 424 more words


Tackling Fear Head On And Finding My Independence. Again.

I took stock recently and noticed I am letting fear run the show again.

Ever have one of those moments, where you take a look around at your behavior and you see more that you dislike and less that you like? 801 more words

Lessons Learned