Monthly Archives: January 2012

step 1: learn about compassion

“One going to take a pointed stick to pinch a baby bird should first try it on himself to feel how it hurts.” Yoruba Proverb (Nigeria) A long, long time ago, people asked questions about the meaning of life and … Continue reading

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sabbath routines

It’s Friday morning and the house is quiet. With the Christmas tree down, even the kitten has left the front room in search of more interesting play places. (Current favorite? Recycle crate in kitchen.) I’m left alone to sort the … Continue reading

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aware of the ice…

On the first snow of the year we are mesmerized by both the beauty and the vulnerability. This first snow was particularly poignant for the layer of ice that lie beneath, made all the more relevant by our anti-government fervor … Continue reading

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moon lessons… a power beyond our own

Last night I had the privilege of watching the moon rise on a clear winter’s night. The hour was quiet in my home and I was nestled under a lap quilt on my red couch beneath the picture window, feeling … Continue reading

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