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Edward Snowden and the Times in which we Live

I watched the new Oliver Stone film Snowden a few weeks ago. It gave me the creeps. I recognize it's a Hollywood/Stone version of a story about a guy people consider either a traitor or a hero. It still gave me the creeps. Though Stone's version of JFK is considered...

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Kubo and the Two Strings

One of the byproducts of living with two young granddaughters is we tend to watch more animated films in our home than we might otherwise. One of the benefits of this reality is that many such movies are teaching some important life lessons that are often missing in...

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What I Told My Granddaughters the Morning After the Election

I awoke this morning to the realization that a man who has loudly and regularly proclaimed racism, sexism, xenophobia, white/male supremacy, and general intolerance has been elected President of the United States. I, along with so many others, feel various levels of...

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A Choice Between Yoga and the Presidential Debate

I awoke leisurely this morning; thankful for another day, for my fortunate life and my healthy body, for my family and friends. When I checked Facebook one of the first items that came up was a video of musicians playing Summer from Vivaldi's Four Seasons. I closed my...

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Beethoven’s 9th – my reminder today of Oneness

I've now lived more than six decades in this lifetime and am grateful to still experience things for the first time. Today, it was Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 in D Minor, Opus 125 ("Choral"). I appreciate classical music, yet I readily admit and embrace the fact that...

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