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love and politics

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In this era of bitter partisan politics, while the black cloud of the coronavirus is hanging over our heads, love might seem like a strange topic to talk about. Especially when you combine it with politics.

As you know if you’ve been with us a while, we have no political convictions or values. We’ve done our best to remain “above the fray” of politics over the years. However, earlier this week, on Mother’s Day, I watched New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo’s news conference.Read more

soulmates

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To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance. ~ Oscar Wilde

A recurring theme in our conversations with people over many years is soulmates.

Most often, people are looking for one, sometimes believing it’s an elusive dream. Equally often, they want it to be a romantic relationship. But a true soulmate, though she or he can be a romantic partner, is far more than that.

Recently, I had a talk with a dear friend of many years. Ann (not her real name) was looking for a soulmate.Read more

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Whether one is Hindu or a Muslim or a Christian, how you live your life is proof that you are or not fully His. We cannot condemn or judge or pass words that will hurt people. We don’t know in what way God is appearing to that soul and what God is drawing that soul to. Therefore, who are we to condemn anybody? ~ Mother Teresa

Twenty years ago this month, a young man named Matthew Shepard was brutally murdered here in Wyoming.Read more

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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.

Spirit

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