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The everyday kindness of the back roads more than makes up for the acts of greed in the headlines. ~ Charles Kuralt 1934-1997, American Journalist

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Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Since I’m away from home this holiday weekend of Thanksgiving in the United States, we’re keeping this post shorter than usual.

In today’s topsy-turvy world, it’s easy to grow cynical about the human race. Is there any hope for us? Well, Charles Kuralt, in his words above, certainly seems to think so.Read more

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Treasure your relationships, not your possessions. ~ Anthony J. DiAngelo, The College Blue Book

 

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Is there someone in your life you have, perhaps, forgotten? Is there some precious memory you have released and want to reclaim? Maybe now’s the time to remember, reclaim and reconnect.

Spirit gave me this message early one dark and cold, snowy morning earlier this week. It’s one of their shortest ever.

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This moment on your planet may seem the worst of all times. But, actually, it’s the best of all times.Read more

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The more we learn of the true nature of non-human animals, especially those with complex brains and corresponding social behavior, the more ethical concerns are raised regarding their use in the service of man—whether this be in entertainment, as “pets,” for food, in research laboratories, or any other uses to which we subject them. ~ Jane Goodall, British anthropologist

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I realize the topic of animal welfare is often a contentious and confusing one. There are various aspects to consider, as Jane Goodall clearly states above.Read more

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posticon Wyoming: The Wild, the Weird and the Wonderful

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We are all God’s children. We are all equal….I don’t know why anyone gay or lesbian should be less a human being than I am….gay and lesbian people can be just as happy in their marriage as I am in mine. ~ former United States Senator Alan Simpson, Wyoming

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Wyoming, where I live, is a most interesting place. In land area it’s the 10th largest of the 50 United States. It has fewer people than any other state. (There are more wild critters than humans.) Wyoming is home to stunning landscapes of majestic snow-capped mountains, broad sweeping prairies, and lots of clean air and wide-open spaces.Read more

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A good dog never dies, he always stays. He walks beside you on crisp autumn days when frost is on the fields and winter’s drawing near. His head is within our hand in his old way. ~ Mary Carolyn Davies, American writer

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It was two days before Christmas many years ago, my senior year of college. In my parents’ home, I stood staring out the window at the gray winter landscape. The bleak scene mirrored my own inner bleakness. I felt none of the joy of the Christmas season.Read more