Category Archives: family

Mothers & Others

Reflection by Mary E. Latela, August 6, 2017 I remember hearing, at one of those academic cocktail parties: There are two kinds of women, those who love children and those who do not love them. I think this is too … Continue reading

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Mom, Don’t Say Anything

Reflection by Mary E. Latela, 7/24/2017 Ann Garvin put out some prompts this morning and they opened the floodgates of memories of my daughter starting college 15 years ago. At the parents’ gathering, we were welcomed by the college administrators. … Continue reading

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A Writer? Who, Me?

7 Steps I Took Through the Mine Fields Above my Heart Chakrah Before I Decided   to call Myself an Author! Mary Ellen Latela Reprinted 7/9/2017 Seven Steps on the Writing Ladder Having the Tools Mom was very busy with … 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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June Jamboree

May your hands always be busy … May your feet always be swift…
May you have a strong foundation (Dylan) 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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A Child Comes to Us

Reflection by Mary E. Latela, December 25, 2016 Christmas is full of paradoxes. A baby is born of a poor couple, far from home, in the bustle of a registration or census. Bethlehem is the city of the family of … Continue reading

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A Good Man ~ John Herschel Glenn

A Good Man. Reflection by Mary E. Latela, December 9, 2016 Poets, politicians, scientists, adventurers, cobblers, tinkers – are the stronghold upon which we build our hopes and dreams. Ralph Waldo Emerson would have recognized him,  would have been proud … Continue reading

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The Fear of Being Unneeded

Dalai Lama: Behind Our Anxiety, the Fear of Being Unneeded NYTimes OpEd by H.H. The Dalai Lama & Arthur C. Brooks, 11/4/2016 Reflection by Mary E. Latela 7/9/2017 This elegant op-ed piece is like a strong tonic, needed to build … Continue reading

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A Mother’s Voice

A Mother’s Voice Reflection by Mary E. Latela, 11/20/2016 Many of us who have given birth have a feeling that baby knows us, knows the sound of our voice, before birth. As a corollary, we find that we can discern … Continue reading

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