Archive | August, 2019

Gerard Sarnat | Mudita Off the Dharma Seat

“Lord, kiss me once more, fill me with song Allah, kiss me once more that I may, that I may Wear my love like heaven.” — Donovan Let’s knock off an equanamous poem perhaps someone can understand. Uncruel February Sunday. Lovers or friends, Moms and dads teach kids to ride bicycles kindness despite politics. Dogs chase dolphins and Frisbees into the glass waves along the curling of the shore. Old […]

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Love as a political force | An interview with Marianne Williamson

Marianne Williamson is an internationally acclaimed spiritual author and lecturer who is now a candidate for president of the United States, running as a Democrat. Six of her 13 books have been New York Times bestsellers, and four have topped the list. In 1997, she published Healing the Soul of America: Reclaiming Our Voices as Spiritual Citizens, a book offering an insightful examination of our history and politics, with personal […]

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Mitch Toews | The Toboggan Run

Hart’s breath hangs in the air around his head and the sunshine makes splinters of floating ice into glinting flashes, gone in an instant. His long woolen scarf, creased canvas parka and red toque are all hoary with frost. Heavy leather work mitts, wet and steaming, cover his hands. After first laying out a winding trail in the snow and marking its course with twigs, he sets to stamping and […]

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Gerald Stanek

Gerald Stanek | Exile

“So what’s your story?” “My story?” “Yes. How did you end up here?” “Haven’t I always been here?” “You know what I mean.” “Yes, but you know my story,” I reminded, “Everyone’s got their tale of woe.” “Tell me yours.” “Whatever for?” I protested. “Mine’s no different than anyone else’s.” “It’s important that you speak it.” “I’d prefer not to perpetuate it.” And I meant it. It seemed like a […]

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