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BLM – A Personal Anecdote from a White Ally

by zeuslyone in Equality, Justice, Perspective Tags: Anecdote, Black Lives Matter, Experience Hi everybody. I simply had to share this poignant and beautifully written piece on this topic. Zeuslyone’s words touched me deeply: I’ve been quite hopeful to see the Black Lives Matter protests in recent weeks. I was

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Bearing Witness

Originally posted on Finding Our Way Home:
As most people know by now, on May 25th, George Floyd, a 46-year-old African-American man, was killed by a white police officer, Derek Chauvin, who pressed his knee into Floyd’s neck for 8…

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Kim

One of the most beautiful experiences of my life happened at a funeral. In February of 2009 my husband’s sister Kim died. Kim was born with Down’s Syndrome.  She lived to be in her early fifties and died after living

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Fences

Autumn. I feel such peace as I look out of the big picture window in my apartment at the blanket of colour that greets me. I can actually hear the branches of the trees, laden with brilliant yellow and red

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NEW WORLD BECKONING

Stable You gave shelter When there was no one there Who would make room for a woman With child Today There is still no room at the inn For those untidy lives That do not hit The mark Make room…

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A Simple Act of Kindness

“It is helpful to remember that sometimes the most powerful medicine we can offer for suffering of any kind is simply kindness. It says: ‘You’re not alone. I see you. I hear you. I am with you.’ Even if it’s only

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How To Regain Your Balance When Life Knocks You Down *NEW POST* — Dr. Eric Perry, PhD

Written by Dr. Perry, PhD Image Credit: Pixabay “If we don’t change, we don’t grow. If we don’t grow, we aren’t really living.” ~Gail Sheehy We have all heard the expression that life can change in the blink of an

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The fallout from impaired driving

Originally posted on chopkins2x3:
In honor of our younger brother, Chris, who was killed when an impaired driver crashed into the van Chris was driving. Today is Chris’s birthday. It has been nearly three years since he was stolen…

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Blogger Recognition Award

Okay, I so did not see this coming. It kind of blew me away actually. It gets better. Is that even possible? It means the world to me that the person who nominated me for the award is someone I

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Community

One morning I was at the Library bookstore donating a couple of books. I noticed that the three people helping out at the store were all volunteers. I asked them about volunteering there. They were of course very helpful giving

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