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For many people, 2016 was a difficult, disheartening, even depressing year. We can look at many events in our world and think that things are going in a negative direction.

But Joseph Campbell had some words of wisdom about this for us. He said:
“The world is perfect. It’s a mess. It has always been a mess. We are not going to change it. Our job is to straighten out our own lives. ”
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An Educator’s Personal Perspective on the Big Divide

Recently I wrote a post about my concerns about the current election process and how I found inspiration to counter my fears and doubts with hope (click here to read that post). One of my long-time readers and faithful commenters left a great comment that made me think about things a little deeper, and so … More An Educator’s Personal Perspective on the Big Divide

Inspiration About Hope from Three Heroes and Three Neighbors I Don’t Know

There isn’t much about this current election, at least to me, that inspires hope. I’ve always been someone who considered Voting Day to be a celebration, knowing that voting is a gift and a privilege that is denied to so many people around the world. I vote in every election, even the primaries and the … More Inspiration About Hope from Three Heroes and Three Neighbors I Don’t Know

Fourth Day of Peace Thought: Let’s All Choose to Get on the Peace Train Every Day

This is a quote by former first lady, Eleanor Roosevelt, that is displayed as part of the Franklin Roosevelt monument that is also along the tidal basin. “The structure of world peace cannot be the work of one man, or one party, or one nation. It must be a peace which rests on the cooperative … More Fourth Day of Peace Thought: Let’s All Choose to Get on the Peace Train Every Day

Third Day of Peace Thought: Getting to Know Ukraine

I suspect that many of you are probably similar to me when it comes to the Ukraine. While of course I support the country against the undeserved aggression by the Russian military, I don’t really know that much about Ukraine as a country. For example, did you know it’s the second largest country in Europe, … More Third Day of Peace Thought: Getting to Know Ukraine

Sunday Reflection

I was doing my early morning meditation walk this morning. Sunday mornings the greenway is especially quiet; I don’t see most of the dogs I’ve made friends with from my daily morning walks. So I was in a particularly quiet and reflective mood this morning. Then suddenly, something caught my eyes. It was tiny little … More Sunday Reflection

July 4th Thoughts from US Senator Cory Booker: “If America hasn’t broken your heart, you don’t love her enough.”

Wow! If that isn’t a true quote, not just about America, but about everyone and everything I’ve ever loved, I don’t know what is! If you are not familiar with Senator Booker, he is an African American and former mayor of Newark who is now a US Senator for New Jersey. Long-time readers know that … More July 4th Thoughts from US Senator Cory Booker: “If America hasn’t broken your heart, you don’t love her enough.”

Final Fourth Thoughts

I’ve never been one to restrict celebrations to a single day, so I’m continuing my 4th of July series beyond the literal day. Especially after reading the news today, including another mass killing at a 4th of July event and rising unrest after another police shooting of an unarmed Black man, I would like the … More Final Fourth Thoughts