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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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Be Kind to Strangers

"That's Tom," said my daughter from the kitchen, pointing toward me as I walked in. A tall, thin, balding and bearded young man reached out his hand to mine. "Nice to meet you, Sir. I'm Parker." "He's hiking the Pacific Crest Trail. I invited him over." "Great!" I...

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Glass Ceilings

Political affiliations are irrelevant to what I am about to share. The impact of what happened last night at the Democratic National Convention goes far beyond politics. Please read on... When Alicia Keys' performance closed out the Democratic Convention in...

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Coming to the Table: Now more than ever

More people dying. More funerals. More tears. More rage. More division. More frustration. Many of us feel numb and helpless in the wake of the recent killings of Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and Philando Castile in Falcon Heights, Minnesota by the police,...

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