Category Archives: ourstory

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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From the Left

FIRST THOUGHTS Wednesday January 11, 2017 by Mary E. Latela I recall that Julia Cameron suggested a morning exercise of about 10 minutes of free writing. As I woke up, so many thoughts blossomed. I am captivated by the story … 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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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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NWHM

National Women’s History Museum Mary E. Latela, M.Div., (copy) Joan Wages, WHM President Dear Ms Wages: I read with enthusiasm your latest NWHM newsletter on the place of women in the computer field. As a women’s issue specialist, I have been … 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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Newtown Parents Attacked Again

Newtown Parents Hit Again, by Mary E. Latela,  October 15, 2016 All I had were tears!  Underneath, my anger seethed up, too. “State Superior Court Judge Barbara Bellis granted a motion by Remington Arms to strike the lawsuit by the … Continue reading

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Mother’s Voice

   wiki.org Mother’s Voice Reflection by Mary E. Latela, 10/08/2016 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 … Continue reading

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