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For the love of sanctuary

In times of upheaval, noise, and fear, like those we’re going through now with the Trump administration’s penchant for dishonesty, disregard for equal rights, and seeming dislike for democracy itself, finding healthy places of refuge are important. 481 more words

Rereading Emerson's "Self-Reliance"

When I first read Ralph Waldo Emerson’s essay “Self-Reliance” in my 11th grade American Literature class, the ideas he presented resonated with me- a teenager searching for identity. 2,061 more words


Daily Ramblings - Daily Quote

Today’s Quote:

“Every artist was first an amateur.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

This quote speaks to the hard work, dedication, persistence, and resilience it takes to be good at something, whether it’s poetry, writing, drawing, or even playing an instrument. 63 more words


Changing How We Help

A thought for today. Use your talents to make a new trail. 

Yesterday in his sermon Pastor Sean discussed opening our eyes and ears to those around us.   164 more words

Life Lessons

“Writing should be the settlement of dew on the leaf.”

“Writing should be the settlement of dew on the leaf.”

—Ralph Waldo Emerson, essayist, poet