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They Came For

Where do we want society to move towards? Mayor of Pittsburgh Bill Peduto provided this answer following the mass murder of 11 people at the Tree of Life Synagogue this …

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Welcoming Melanie

Dear KE Community: I can think of no better way than to introduce our newest teacher than presenting her in her own words. I have had the pleasure of studying …

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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. …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …