Archive | August, 2013

Danusha Lameris

Danusha Laméris | The Bugs of Childhood

Don’t you remember them, the furred legs of a caterpillar moving along your arm, each follicle prickling beneath their touch? The crumpling of the ladybug’s underwings as it tucked them back beneath its glossy shell. The butterfly on your finger unfurling its long, spiral tongue. Rows and rows of ants, hefting their white eggs. The fly’s head bowed, antennae bent under the careful work of forelegs as it bathed its […]

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August MOON Shine

“You shall love the stranger; for you were strangers in the land of Egypt.” – Deuteronomy “There are no strangers here; only friends you haven’t yet met.” – William Butler Yeats “One of the characteristics of the dream is that nothing surprises us in it. With no regret, we agree to live in it with strangers, completely cut off from our habits and friends.” – Jean Cocteau “Fear makes strangers […]

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Paul K. Chappell

Paul K. Chappell | The Art of Waging Peace

West Point and the U.S. Army trained me how to be a peace activist. If you think working for world peace means pursuing a naïve and impossible dream, what I learned in the military may change your mind, just as it transformed my understanding of humanity’s potential for peace. To explain my transformation, this book will shatter commonly held stereotypes about soldiers and peace activists. These stereotypes not only deceive […]

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Jennifer Freed | Befriending the stranger

How can I possibly judge you when I have yet to taste your past, swallow your experiences whole? What I call strange you may call Home What you call strange I may call Self Are you from “elsewhere”? I am too, to you   Unfamiliar — scary Alien —intimidating Closer –exhilarating Strange can be an invitation if you are willing Everything unknown– potentially you   That first step past ignorance, […]

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