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Barking at Shadows

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Las Vegas. The Rohingya in Myanmar. Syria. Charlottesville. The list of atrocities grows. How can we hold such pain? What do we do with our anger? Where do we go from here? A wise response is both external and internal. … Continue reading

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A Personal Reflection after Charlottesville

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When I was a child, my grandfather and I were inseparable. We listened to records together on his stereo: Patsy Cline and Jim Reeves. We built bird houses, solved crossword puzzles, gardened, and hosted “radio shows” during which we sang and … Continue reading

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Are You a Love Dog?

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A friend recently asked me what my favorite poem is. How do you choose just one favorite? Yet, this poem instantly came to mind. It’s from the Sufi mystic Rumi: One night a man was crying, Allah! Allah! His lips grew … Continue reading

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