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Thought for today september 30th 2014

Everything that irritates us about others
can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.

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Barred Owl by Michael Skelton on Flickr.


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My spiritual practice centers primarily around Jewish holidays and rituals. I say primarily because really it’s complicated and not only did I grow up in different faith traditions, I also feel like there is a lot to learn from different traditions that can help us generally get closer to living a spiritual life. 698 more words


A poem about blindness and understanding

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By Yalda Rahimi

I had gotten accustomed to attending some of the regular ‘Coffee and Conversation’ at the Interfaith Center. I enjoyed them very much; learning about other people, about their world viewpoints, values in life, and simply how different and unique they were. 650 more words

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Things Only Parents Appreciate

Lately there have been a lot of posts circulating on Facebook and blog sites about the choice to go kidless and all good and bad (mostly judgement) that’s goes along with it. 198 more words

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