Archive | August, 2017

Tim Philippart | No more skyrockets

I took fireworks away from me that year. Didn’t deserve them anymore. One deed shattered dreams, disappointed everyone, earned hate. A failed life doesn’t merit giant Chrysanthemums or bursting stars. On the fourth, distant pyrotechnics remained black, white and silent, in forever purgatory. The fuse of penance sputters. — Tim Philippart sold his business, retired to write and discovered that wasn’t very retired at all. He ghost blogs, writes poetry, nonfiction […]

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Lynn White | Chill

I close my eyes and listen to the birds. I can’t name them, but it doesn’t matter, I can still feast on their song. Song, well some sing beautifully, others need to learn. I sympathize with them, I can’t sing either, but there’s no shame It doesn’t matter. There’s no one to hear me if I join in. —   Lynn White lives in north Wales. Her work is influenced by […]

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Sharing the wealth | Economics for a small planet

What would you do if you didn’t have to work for a living? Paint? Dance? Take care of your family? Volunteer? Join the Peace Corps? Start a business? Travel? The current global economic system doesn’t work for most of us. By “doesn’t work,” I mean there aren’t enough jobs to employ everyone at an income sufficient to cover housing, health insurance, debt (including mounting student loans), and retirement. That trend is expected […]

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Oh the shame MOON Shine

“As shame-based people get entrenched in their cover-ups, they become more shameless. They hide their mistakes with perfectionism, control, blame, criticism, contempt, etc. To be shameless is to play God. This grandiose God-playing is a spiritual disaster. It is spiritual bankruptcy. Healthy shame is permission to be human…to be limited, finite, needy, and prone to mistakes.” – John Bradshaw “I never wonder to see men wicked, but I often wonder […]

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