Category Archives: mystery

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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Reflection by Mary E. Latela, December 24, 2016 It is Christmas Eve, 2016, and I have just returned from a candlelight Service with Pastor Bradford Bray preaching a stunning sermon on the birth of Jesus, and how that is a sign 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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Trump & his ‘extra-constitutional’ view of the Presidency

Reflection by Mary E. Latela, December 3, 2016. Some days ago, I wrote about democracy and in particular about the need for honesty and integrity as signposts to keep us on the straight and narrow path of justice. I thought … Continue reading

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The Price I Paid for Being a Writer

Reflection by Mary E Latela, @LatelaMary, November 6, 2016 I began to write seriously because I had a wonderful English teacher in the eighth grade, the late Elizabeth Connellan. Besides all the readings and memorizing vocabulary, our teacher emphasized good … Continue reading

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WELCOME TO HOMEPLATE

I’ll Tell You When I’m Ready Mary Ellen Latela, @LatelaMary, mlatela@outlook.com, blog mlatelablog.wordpress.com I write because I can’t turn off the thinking, dreaming, writing button. Success with small press non-fiction starting in the 1980s. Formerly called “inspirational” my work is focused on reflection … Continue reading

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Morgan Freeman, God, and Angry Readers

Morgan Freeman, God, and Angry Readers by Mary E. Latela, May 16, 2016 A  Huffington Post staff writer, Antonia Blumburg, introduces the reader to a television series about God, narrated by actor Morgan Freeman.   http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/the-story-of-god-with-morgan-freeman-miracles_us Morgan Freeman is an actor, quite a … Continue reading

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Weasel Shuts Down Particle Smasher

Weasel Apparently Shuts Down World’s Most Powerful Particle Collider April 29, 201611:04 AM ET, All Things Considered, GEOFF BRUMFIEL   Have You Heard This? Reflection by Mary E. Latela, 5.4.16 “A small mammal has sabotaged the world’s most powerful scientific instrument.” The Large … 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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Frank Scozzari Hits Where It Hurts in The Wind Guardian

Review By Mary E. Latela   Frank Scozzari has masterfully assembled a thriller which will horrify and amaze the reader. Back when nuclear power plants opened, we worried about leakage or meltdowns, or an earthquake send radioactive material across the … Continue reading

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