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Early AM Musings

Early AM Musings ~~~~~ Peace is Purpose, Nonviolence is Strength,  Diversity is Unity, Empathy is Empowerment ~~~~~ We must learn to recognize the walls of the world we were born into; see the story we have been told and the one we would choose. The story we have been told comes from family, friends and […]

Redefining War and Peace

Redefining War and Peace ~~~~~ Peace is Purpose, Nonviolence is Strength,  Diversity is Unity, Empathy is Empowerment ~~~~~ War, armies, death, destruction, terror, horror and fear fill our news and our days. These are all very real and frightening, but I believe war deserves a broader definition, as does peace. War is not simply armed […]

Be Afraid, Be Very Afraid ~ Updated May 2019

Be Afraid, Be Very Afraid ~ Updated May 2019 Originally Written Before the 2016 Election ~~~~~ Peace is Purpose, Nonviolence is Strength,  Diversity is Unity, Empathy is Empowerment ~~~~~ Anyone who lived through the Great Depression, World War II or was educated in the decades after the war is familiar with Roosevelt’s famous words: “…the […]

Invisibility

Invisibility ~~~~~ Peace is Purpose, Nonviolence is Strength,  Diversity is Unity, Empathy is Empowerment ~~~~~ Hello? Can you hear me? Can you see me? I hope you can because I fear I’ve become invisible. It’s not everywhere or all the time. It’s not at home or when I’m out in the world. In fact, it’s […]

Make It So!

~~~~~ Peace is Purpose, Nonviolence is Strength,  Diversity is Unity, Empathy is Empowerment ~~~~~ Every day is a day to make new stories. Our own, the stories we alone can tell. Every day the stories we tell ourselves and others have the potential to change how we see the world, to change the world. You […]