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Hope and history

Bill Holston is hopeful, he wrote in the December 4, 2019, issue of the Dallas Morning News. Holston quotes an Irish poet. “History says don’t hope on this side of the grave, but once in a lifetime the longed sea of change of justice can rise up and hope and history rhyme,” Seamus Heaney once […]

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Three women in Central Park

Central Park has had 22 statues of men, but not one statue honoring the accomplishments of women. Soon, though, statues of three women will be added—Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Sojourner Truth. That’s good news.

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Overwhelm the world

“Do your little bits of good where you are. It’s those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world,” Desmond Tutu once said.

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We must act now

“How is it possible that the most intellectual creature ever to walk the earth is destroying its only home?” Jane Goodall asks. Goodall doesn’t try to answer that question. But, she finally concludes: “If we all get together, we can truly make a difference, but we must act now. The window of time is closing.” […]

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Is Dorothea Lange’s America our America?

The commentary on the photos of Dorothea Lange at the Gilcrease Museum in Tulsa asked about the poor who are still with us today. We have made progress, the writers of the commentary replied. “Still, has this progress overcome the challenges of poverty and racism?” “Maybe not” seemed to be the conclusion. Lange’s photos, including […]

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Personal turmoil

Dorothea Lange was taking portraits of wealthy people when she decided to take photographs of the poor during the Great Depression. “I was driven by the fact that I was under personal turmoil to do something,” she once said. Lange’s photos, including the iconic Migrant Mother, “humanized the consequences of the Great Depression.” I saw […]

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They soonest pass away

“Loveliest of lovely things are they on earth that soonest pass away,” William Cullen Bryant once wrote. “The rose that lives its little hour is prized beyond the sculptured flower.” The seasons change. Life continues—full of changes. Some of those changes we welcome, and others we don’t.

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Welcome October!

It’s still warm in Texas, but soon the temperature and the leaves will fall. “I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers,” L.M. Montgomery once said. –Joy

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Welcome autumn!

“Autumn—the year’s last, lovliest smile,” William Cullen Bryant once said.

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Bewildered

“Still, there are times I am bewildered by each mile I have traveled, each meal I have eaten, each person I have known, each room in which I have slept,” says Jhumpa Lahiri, author of Interpreter of Maladies. “As ordinary as it all appears, there are times when it is beyond my imagination.”

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