Monthly Archives: June 2017

“Safety Nets” and “Keep Out” Signs

Reflection by Mary E. Latela, June 22, 2017 This morning, the U.S. Senate distributed copies of their new “Trumpcare Bill” with its cutting of the safety-net programs such as Medicaid and Medicare, and bigger tax benefits for wealthy people. How … Continue reading

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Introducing Myself to a New Friend

Remember 9/11. We walked around numb, but we kept on. Living within 100 miles of NYC, we heard about the first plane after I taught a class in World Religions at a local community college. We were all told to … Continue reading

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The Handmaid’s Tale

Reflection on Margaret Atwood’s remarks in MSmagazine, summer 2017 Mary E. Latela, June 16, 2017 I recall feeling very shocked, yet alert, on first reading “The Handmaid’s Tale” some twenty years ago, in a lively book group led by a prof … Continue reading

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Review of The Great Spring

Natalie Goldberg weaves a mosaic of zen and writing, stories, and vivid side trips in a Must-Read Book. Review by Mary E. Latela, June 11, 2017 Natalie Goldberg exists between two rocky places – writing and zen, and she manages to … Continue reading

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Has Anything Changed Since 1989?

  Has Anything Changed Since 1989? Reflection by Mary E Latela, June 4, 2017   Thank you to @NickKristof of the NY Times who reminded us that this weekend marks the anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre. Mr. Kristof wrote: … Continue reading

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