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Guest Post: By Sandi Yee

How do I love me? Let me count the ways…


How is it that it is so hard to love ourselves?

Our hearts are limitless in our capacity to love others.   467 more words



Do you ever notice stillness in the city? I do. In fact, I seem drawn toward it. Probably because stillness reflects my personality – calm, that’s how I’ve often been described. 175 more words


I've Got The Joy...

When I was a little girl, I remember singing that song, “I’ve got the joy, joy, joy, joy, down in my heart.”  It was such a cheerful tune and lighted up my soul as I sang along with all my friends and we clapped our hands in the happiness of the moment.  110 more words

Interview with researcher Jonah Wedekind on agrarian transformation in Ethiopia

This interview was originally given to Giorgos Velegrakis for the Greek environmental magazine Oikotrives.

Giorgos Velegrakis (G.V): For a few years now Ethiopia has been one of the countries which has been strongly associated with the phenomena of land grabbing. 2,544 more words

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Tilting at Windmills

To be critical of a society is to invite a variety of staid, boorish, and simply hostile responses. Common amongst these retorts are those that do not attempt to engage in debate in any meaningful way but instead make use of the logical fallacy of attacking the advocate. 1,772 more words


Why Divide?

The question is posed as to whether I like fiction or non-fiction. I like both. But my heart belongs to poetry. I love songs and haiku and Emily Dickinson. 208 more words

In A Moment

In a moment

The world was different.

Clouds closed in.

My eyes couldn’t see

The ground upon which

I placed my feet.

In a moment, 44 more words

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