Category Archives: disaster

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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A Pearl More Precious

A Pearl More  Precious.  Reflection by Mary E. Latela. December, 2016 Seventy-five years ago, on December 7th, Pearl Harbor was attacked by Japanese forces. Tonight, I watched “Tora!Tora!Tora!” again. I know the history and the shock of being attacked with … Continue reading

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Democracy, Starting with the Truth

Reflection by Mary E. Latela, November 18, 2016   We are a people of stories. We learn about our families, our nation, about the world, from the stories transmitted to us. This has been a stressful time, this election season, … Continue reading

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On Fire for Freedom

On Fire for Freedom by Mary E. Latela, November 3, 2014 We decided to join a political party when a young man came along, who seemed afire with enthusiasm for a better way, for a truly united nation, where people were not … Continue reading

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36 Hours

36 Hours by Mary E. Latela, July 9, 2016 When my roommates heard I’d signed up to spend 36 hours in a fall-out shelter –they did not believe me. Part of the reason I took the plunge was to quash … Continue reading

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Orlando: Scene of Mass Killings

Orlando – Scene of Mass Killings, June 12, 2016 Mary E. Latela This morning a terrorist attack in Orlando, Florida, took the lives of 50 souls and injured more than 50 others as a man decided to vent his rage/confusion/arrogance … Continue reading

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Those Promises

1945 WAITING by Mary E. Latela In January of the year I was born, my mother and father, who had spent a month after their wedding in NYC, said farewell, Dad returned to duty, and Mom boarded the train and … Continue reading

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Good News …. Are we telling it?

Mary Latela, For the March 2015 Newsletter Good News …. Are we telling it? January 24 2016 The heart-breaking reality is that winter is horrible for homeless people. @LatelaMary © Win McNamee/Getty Images During the recent blizzard we had a … Continue reading

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May We Feel Safe … May We Live in Peace

May We Feel Safe … May We Live in Peace  Mary E. Latela 12/12/2015 In January of the year I was born, my mother and father, who had spent a month after their wedding in NYC, said farewell, and Mom … Continue reading

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WWII – Pearl Harbor (1)

Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day December 7th …Reflections by Mary E. Latela, December 7, 2015 Most of us do not remember the day, Sunday, December 7, 1941, when Pearl Harbor in Hawaii was attacked mightily and by surprise as soldiers were just … Continue reading

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