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Tracie Banister has taken the Chick Lit world by storm. The author of Twin Piques, In Need Of Therapy and Blame It On The Fame, has cultivated a special bond with readers by creating memorable, accessible characters, emotionally charged situations and humorous and realistic dialogue. 414 more words

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Wise. Cracks.

Did you hear about the Buddhist coroner who got fired? In the space for “cause of death” on the certificates she had to fill out, she kept writing in “birth.” 1,265 more words

Non-dualism

Husbandry: a feminist reclamation of men’s responsibility to care

What do you see in your mind’s eye when you hear the word ‘care’? If you search for images on Google you’ll get lots of pictures of white mothers snuggling with their babies. 1,411 more words

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Self-Interest and Other-Interest

I grew up, as a Lutheran preacher’s kid, hearing a lot of negative things about self-interest, selfishness, and self-centeredness. And I heard a lot of positive things about putting others ahead of oneself, altruism, and even self-sacrifice. 985 more words

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Stopping the Mind

“Once there is right view, birth and death can no longer touch you. At that point, whether you stay or go, you do so as a free person…You should stop the mind that is always wandering around, running to the neighbor’s house to study Zen… achieve the state of having nothing to do…” 1,191 more words

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Neither young nor old

When I was young, I thought of age as something “out there” somewhere. I had my healthy, active, young self, with all the things it could do. 1,036 more words

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Love and Resentment

I was a child caregiver, my mother having developed rheumatoid arthritis when she was in her twenties. I can barely remember her driving our old red-and-white station wagon. 1,446 more words

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