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Saumya Arya Haas: Coffee Shop Religion: Interfaith of the Everyday

I just want to quote enough (several disjointed paragraphs) from this essay to get you interested in the idea of the coffee shop as the “embassy” where important things get talked about in the course of normal conversation.  The writer … Continue reading

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President Obama Didn’t Do Enough To Celebrate Easter, Critics Say

Although this is already a week old, and I quoted a bit of it before, I saw this expanded version of Obama’s remarks at the Easter Prayer Breakfast – and I like how explicit he was about his Christian faith!  … Continue reading

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Ronald Alexander, Ph.D.: 6 Techniques to Ignite Your Inner Creativity and Passion

Being “dabblers” ourselves, I like what he says about the importance or benefit of being a dabbler in the arts! The author lists six practices, here’s #2; for a full discussion of the rest, please go to the article:  Ronald … Continue reading

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The Story of Barack Obama’s Mother – TIME

I read this very good, somewhat long (7 online pages) story of Barack Obama’s mother, originally from Kansas! Below are just two of the introductory paragraphs. Cookie “When I think about my mother,” Obama told me recently, “I think that … Continue reading

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Obama At Easter Prayer Breakfast: ‘Resurrection … Puts Everything Else In Perspective’

It’s Maundy Thursday, a day to remember the darkness that seemed like defeat. Yet, like the man said, “There is something about the resurrection…of Our Savior Jesus Christ that puts everything else in perspective.”  Sunday is coming! For the second … Continue reading

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Trying to understand income inequality, the most profound change in American society in your lifetime. – By Timothy Noah – Slate Magazine

Understanding the American economy is not my strength, however, through my involvement with Peace Connections, a local non-profit working to alleviate poverty, I have learned a whole lot more about economics than I ever really wanted to know (kind of … Continue reading

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Little Penguin Tickled (VIDEO)

While “Cookie” is not a common nickname for a woman, people will often say, “I knew someone that had a dog named ‘Cookie’”. I don’t run across that many other Cookies, certainly not ones as cute and entertaining as this … Continue reading

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Women’s Health and the Budget | The Diane Rehm Show from WAMU and NPR

Women’s Health and the Budget | The Diane Rehm Show from WAMU and NPR. Listen to this debate among a panel on funding Planned Parenthood. This program helped me understand how the funding actually works (if I understood correctly:-), and … Continue reading

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