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2013 in review

December 31, 2013


The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 7,000 times in 2013. If it were a NYC subway train, it would take about 6 trips to carry that many people. Click here to […]

Listening for Unheard Voices

December 28, 2013


In my work with people with disabilities over the past 34 years, it took me about 30 years to realize the extent to which the dominant society has silenced the voices of the dominated, i.e. the oppressed. When I say “listening for”, I mean something very different than simply “listening to”. Listening to someone means […]

downloaded thinking / cultural conditioning

December 24, 2013


“Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it.” Proverbs 22:6. This is usually quoted as a command or an admonition telling us how to raise our children. But the context of this proverb shines a different light. The whole chapter is a list […]

A Heart Afire

December 15, 2013


“Oh, Love that fires the sun, Keep me burning.” (Bruce Cockburn) . “Someday, after mastering the winds, the waves, the tides and gravity, we shall harness for God, the energies of Love, and then, for a second time in the history of the world, man will have discovered fire.” (Pierre Teilhard de Chardin) A heart […]

Living with the Open Hands of Integrity

December 15, 2013


INTEGRITY (authenticity) … and what difference do you make??? What is my response to these queries? What is my response to a lack of meaning in my life? What is my response to my birthright gifts? What is my response to making a difference in life? What is my response to injustices, to people that […]

Discerning Truth

December 15, 2013


Listening for Truth — Discernment or Discrimination What is the Source of Truth? From where does it come? Within? Or without? Are we an expression of something greater than ourselves? Are we a reflection of a higher power? Is all of creation an expression of the creativity of the Artist? Are we created in the […]

Living with the Open Hands of Simplicity

December 15, 2013


SIMPLICITY (sustainability and stewardship) What is my response to these queries? What is my response to Black Friday? What is my response to the extreme consumption of our society? What is my response to materialism? What is my response to career advancement? What my response (and attachment) to money and possessions? What is my response […]