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Mother’s Day is Awkward

I can’t be the only one who feels that way Don’t get me wrong; I love the cards and flowers What mother doesn’t enjoy being treated by her offspring? Mothering is hard work with high stakes, with brutal hours, a…

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Things For Which You Forget to be Grateful

Just look around; they’re everywhere In my gratitude practice, here’s what I’ve noticed Maybe “practice” is too lofty a term. I don’t claim any specialness when it comes to spiritual mojo or mental hygiene. I’ve simply developed a nightly habit:…

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Happiness: A Radical Act

silhouette photography of group of people jumping during golden time

Living lightly in dark times There’s no end of reasons to be unhappy In this third spring of the pandemic, we are only just emerging, or so we hope, into some semblance of our old freedoms. As we begin to…

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What To Do On Juneteenth

White people, there’s a lot to learn Now that it’s a federal holiday, most white folks at least know about Juneteenth But we may not be clear on what it means. Juneteenth commemorates June 19, 1865, the day when Major General Gordon…

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Call the Crime by its Name

President Biden used the G-word. It matters On April 24, 2021, President Biden kept a campaign promise He became the first U.S. president to call the massacre of Armenians by the Turkish government between 1915 and 1923 what it was: a…

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