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A Story to Touch Your Heart

I found this video searching for information about Buddhism in Africa. It tells the story, not only of a Buddhist retreat center, but also of a little African girl and her life. It’s 30 minutes long but well worth the watch when you have time.

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Practice Gratitude with the Avaaz Community

Avaaz Photo I have participated in Avaaz internet actions for years. For those who do not know, in the words of the Avaaz team, Avaaz is an extraordinary community of hopeful, practically idealistic people who choose to sign a petition or donate money when no one is looking. This organization has successfully delivered petitions, with millions […]

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Honor the Living – Native American Heritage Day

The International Council of 13 Indigenous Grandmothers The 28th day of the eleventh month of the year 2320 – around the world the drums beat and the earth shakes with the rhythm of dancing feet. The original ones, the keepers of sacred cultures, called “the people” in their hundreds of languages, celebrate their success for […]

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A Voice for Peace and Sanity

My Plea to Israel: Liberate Yourselves by Liberating the Palestinians is an op-ed written by Archbishop Desmond Tutu recently published in a major Israeli newspaper. He uses the history of South Africa’s, ultimately non-violent, end to apartheid through a world-wide boycott to encourage the same efforts to achieve peace and justice in Israel and Palestine. Photo provided by Avaaz  Well-worth […]

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Free Write Friday – Temporary Blindness

It’s been a long time since I’ve responded to Kellie Elmore’s Free Write Friday, but the following prompt brought up vivid images. You find yourself in the lower level of an old ship. A calendar on the wall says  1682. There is a small window, and the view is nothing but open sea and a setting sun. […]

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Free Write Friday – Serendipity

Friday has now become my favorite day of the week because of these inspiring prompts provided by Kellie Elmore This time her prompt led to the following short story or is it flash fiction? Serendipity Her name was Serendipity and she loved to hear her father ring the syllables out like a song Ser-en-di-pi-ty, his voice […]

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Reader Appreciation Award

Thanks again to Uzoma for nominating me for this award. It’s an especially meaningful award, because it recognizes those who comment regularly on my blogs. Uzoma is a very talented poet and short story writer, do check him out –  Uzoma.  Here are the rules for this award:  Assign your top 5 bloggers who have […]

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The Christmas Story to Soothe All Hearts

This morning as I was reflecting on this story, I thought of the children and adults who died on December 14. My prayer, from the day of this sadness, has been for these children and adults to be quickly reborn to share the grace and light gained from their sacrifices. Suddenly, I saw clearly that […]

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Kenelinda

    This  African folktale of love, loss, courage, and resurrection is one of my favorite. Enjoy. Just click onto the link below. http://storytellingtheater.com/storytellingtheater.com/PERFORMANCE/Entries/2011/5/13_kenelinda.html

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