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Dear Dr. Ford

Dear Dr. Ford: I would like to recommend to you a recently published book, The Choice, by Dr. Edith Eger. Dr. Eger, a psychologist who has worked with victims of …

You Killed My Father:
Prepare to Learn

Yesterday, a student sent her class a story she read about a young man, a football star who was adopted as an infant and his search for his biologic family. …

No-thingness is Something Else

I search and I scan for the perfect metaphor Abhorring imprecision or worse selling out To the exigencies of a concocted cocktail A ballerina poising on a sharpened pinkie The …

The Postman Rings Twice

What does the electrician who is now a spiritual teacher and the postal worker who now interprets dreams share in common? Typically, we see metaphor as beyond the concrete and …

Addressing Your Masks

God has given you one face, and you make yourself another. The Book of Genesis starts off with a bang and ends with some dust. In between it is one …

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Melting ICE

The United States remains one of only a handful of countries to retain the Fahrenheit temperature system and therefore, we are aware that ice begins to melt as it reaches …

The Intimate Picture

Louis Kahn, the great American architect, died in 1974 in a washroom at Penn Station. He was alone when his heart gave out. His only son, Nathan was eleven. A …

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Holding Your Opposite

Marilyn Van Derbur Atler

Which is it—grey or gray? Isn’t it fitting that there isn’t a black and white answer. Turns out they are both acceptable ways to spell my favorite color. Gray is …

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Orchestrating Change

Awareness principle four: Live by setting intention. Be open to possibility—one door closing opens another. Measure success by effort not by outcome.   In the Tree of Life this awareness …