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Yizkor: Carrying Our Loved Ones With Us

At my son’s brit milah six months ago, there were few things that I was concerned about. Some insist on having family heirlooms at lifecycle events: Bubbe’s candlesticks, uncle’s… 881 more words

Ritual Knitting as Meditation

This week I finished a shawl that I’ve been working on over the last few months. (Paton Lace in Acrylic/Mohair/Wool blend… even as much as I hate acrylic, this yarn is very appealing.) I knew the shawl would be donated, that it will eventually go to someone and I might not ever find out who. 197 more words


Rituals and Traditions

I’m fascinated by rituals. I don’t always adopt them or participate in them, but I find them so intriguing: why do they do that? why do they say those words in that order every time? 483 more words

A Selection from the Mission Statement



Mission Statement

  1. Introduction and Philosophy

The Center for Comparative Spiritual Studies (CCSS) is dedicated to the preservation, practice, study, expression, and development of humankind’s spiritual disciplines. 2,120 more words


An Excellent Introduction: Roman Catholics say the darndest things

From the Restless Pilgrim Blog:

An excellent introduction to the differences between a Roman Catholic and an Eastern Catholic/Orthodox Church, entitled Roman Catholics Say the Darndest Things… 8 more words



A sentence begins with a lie
The common language already
Filled with duality, an imperfect means
Of understanding, semi-true literacy
Of our unity, the loneliness of… 90 more words


T is for Terminal B

Terminal B

I stand naked in the stall
of the DFW Airport Terminal B
bathrooms near dunkin doughnuts
changing out of myself
into myself again. 154 more words
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