Monthly Archives: August 2017

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posticon Standoff at Charlottesville: Can Hatred Survive?

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I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear. ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Monticello, home of Thomas Jefferson, Charlottesville, Virginia

Many years ago, I spent an idyllic summer at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia. The small city was home to Thomas Jefferson and James Madison. Both served as governors of Virginia and also United States presidents.

Charlottesville, known for its long and colorful history, is in the foothills of the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of central Virginia.Read more

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posticon What You Ought To Know about Loneliness

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We are all so much together, but we are dying of loneliness. ~ Albert Schweitzer

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You would think in this super-connected world we live in no one would feel lonely. Communication is literally instantaneous, even across thousands of miles. And yet there is an epidemic of loneliness plaguing so many people all across the globe.

One of our readers wrote me recently. With her permission, I want to share with you part of her letter:

I’ve been thinking of our last conversation with Spirit and how you told me I already know everything.Read more

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The closing years of life are like the end of a masquerade party when the masks are dropped. ~ Arthur Schopenhauer, German philosopher

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Years ago a good friend asked me, “What masks are you wearing?” A bit startled by her question, I replied, “I’m not wearing any masks.” “Yes, you are,” she said.

In the years since that day, I’ve come to realize she was absolutely right. We’re all wearing masks. We’ve become experts at disguising our true identities.

It’s even reached the point where many of us believe we ARE our masks.Read more