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We don’t have much time

Jane Goodall, ever the optimist, wrote in her book Reason for Hope, published in 1999: “Yes, I do have hope. I do believe we can look forward to a world in which our great-grandchildren and their children after them can live in peace. A word in which there will still be trees and chimpanzees swinging […]

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In an instant

“Life changes in the instant,” writes Joan Dideon at the beginning of her book about the year after her husband died–The Year of Magical Thinking. “The ordinary instant.” Thankfully, my husband is alive. But, the book made me think of the day when my mother died and the day when my father died. “Life changes […]

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Speak up

Yikes! Since January 1, I have had computer problems–and then I had more computer problems. I was sick–and then I got sick again. Now I’m better–much better, and I’m ready to begin a new year. It’s still January–the month when we celebrate Martin Luther King’s birthday. He died more than 50 years ago, but his […]

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Happy New Year!

I have been having major computer issues, but I now have a new computer and I’m ready for a new year. I am reminded of a quote from Muriel Rukeyser. “Nourish beginnings, let us nourish beginnings. Not all things are blest, but the seeds of all things are blest. The blessing is in the seed.” […]

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One woman telling the truth

“What would happen if one woman told the truth about her life?” Muriel Rukeyser once said. “The world would split open.” We found that quote in Hillary Clinton’s book What Happened.

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Live each day

“Live each day as if your life was just begun,” Goethe once said.

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100 years of women voting

Get ready to celebrate! Nationwide, 65 organizations already are planning to commemorate 100 years of women’s suffrage in 2020. That’s the year the 19th Amendment was passed. It’s also the year that the National American Suffrage Association, the first organization to picket at the White House, became the League of Women Voters. “Today we are […]

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A fractured world

Through their art, they are “coming to terms with being a fractured person living in a fractured world,” explain artists Lucia Simek and Cassandra Bird. We are considering what we are doing to come to terms with this “fractured” world. We read about these two artists in the September 16, 2017, issue of The Dallas […]

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Edit often

I found these words displayed on the wall of Forest Meadow Junior High, where I go once a week to volunteer. “Your life is your story. Write well. Edit often.” –Joy

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Be radical!?

“A radical is a man (or a woman) with both feet firmly planted in the air,” President Franklin Roosevelt once said.

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