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Lies, Bad Language, Body-Slamming

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Lies, Bad Language, Body-Slamming

Reflection by Mary E. Latela The “innocent by-standers” who would not speak, went along with the notion that after all the votes were counted, life would be better. They forgot or erased what they had seen and heard prior to … Continue reading

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A Fearless Heart by Thupten Junpa

Thupten Jinpa’s A Fearless Heart: How the Courage to be Compassionate Can Transform Our Lives. Reviewed by Mary E. Latela, M.Div., May 19, 2017 If you’ve ever viewed His Holiness the Dalai Lama giving a lesson on Buddhism, compassion, or science, … Continue reading

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June Jamboree

May your hands always be busy … May your feet always be swift…
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A Man’s Success

“A Man’s Success” reflection by Mary E. Latela, March 6, 2017 Have you ever read something and it linked somehow to a memory or a saying that has touched your heart?  I read a piece today by my friend @AnneLParrish, about men … Continue reading

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Freedom, Exercise of Rights

Civility in the Halls of Congress Statement by Mary E Latela, Febuary 8, 2017 We who are engaged in the future of our nation are jolted by incidents like the silencing of Senator Elizabeth Warren (D, MA)   This was the hearing … Continue reading

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The Harmful Effects of Disrespect

Reflection by Mary E. Latela, February 4, 2017 Based on statement from @jhalifax: (Roshi Joan Halifax) “I am concerned about what disrespect is doing to the fabric of our society; incivility is normalized & is eroding moral sensibilities.” I decided to … Continue reading

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Kwan Yin, Goddess of Compassion

Kwan Yin – Compassionate Mother, Attending to those who are Suffering, the Feminine Face of Compassion Reflection by Mary E. Latela, M.Div., January 29, 2017 Two bunches of reeds, leaning against one another long enough they become connected. When Grandpa … Continue reading

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Internat’l Holocaust Remembrance Day

Remembering the Holocaust, January 27, 2017 In 2005 the United Nations declared that at the end of January each year the world would mark Holocaust Remembrance Day. Elie Wiesel survived the Holocaust and he was known for leading others to remember … Continue reading

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Executive Orders without Footnotes

Executive Orders without Footnotes Reflection by Mary E Latela, 1/26/2017 In keeping with commitment to writing about post-March developments and inviting readers to share on Twitter, I scanned t   he twitter pages. It followed the weekend’s stunning women’s marches: “At least … Continue reading

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