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Two Steps Backward ...

Growing up, I was taught that manners were “the lubricant to keep people from wearing on each other.” There was even a copy of Emily Post’s… 655 more words

Appreciation

Listening

Yesterday, as I was wrapping up my work week, I told one of my colleagues I felt like I was crashing through the whole week. The image in my mind was one of stomping through a thick forest, a little bit lost, but sure I would find my way out. 595 more words

Spirituality

Ain't I a Woman?

Today let’s hear from Sojourner Truth (1797-1883), who gave this speech extemporaneously at the 1851 Women’s Convention in Akron, Ohio. She begins by addressing two parallel causes: the fight for freedom of “the negroes of the South and the women at the North.” Then she goes on to say that as a black woman, women’s rights are her cause, too. 275 more words

Dorothy Day said, “The only way to live in any true security is to live so close to the bottom that when you fall you do not have far to drop, you do not have much to lose.” [1] From that place, we can be used as instruments of transformation and liberation for the rest of the world. 299 more words

Ponder this

To accuse others for one’s own misfortunes is a sign of want of education. To accuse oneself shows that one’s education has begun. To accuse neither oneself nor others shows that one’s education is complete.

~ Epictetus

Enlightenment

who sets the agenda?

Some people are excited over the new president of the United States. Others might be excited about this or that, so that their thoughts and lives end up being preoccupied with that. 301 more words

FREEDOM

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER©

One nation, under God, free from bias and hate,

One nation, under man, can open Satan’s gate, 84 more words