Relationships

We can break atoms, and each other’s hearts

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“Great people make you feel you, too, can be great,” said Mark Twain. Life is all about relationships explains a scientist in, “Your Must: Your Purpose in Life.” He says: “We spend an inordinate amount of time finding, dealing with, manipulating, splicing genes when our most important challenge in life is relationships. After we have […]

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Support for Tommy and His Doll

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From Teaching Tolerance by Ted Palenski Camilla was drawing a doll she was planning to get with her parents over the weekend. She was talking to herself in sing-song tones as she drew the doll, some of her clothes and her own house. Across the table sat Tommy; he heard Camilla talking about the doll […]

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Trayvon Martin: thoughts from a white parent

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I cannot stop thinking about Trayvon Martin. I can’t stop looking into his eyes in this photo which has become ubiquitous online. An unarmed, 17-year old boy in Florida walks to the store one night for some junk food. He’s shot to death because of the color of his skin. Oh, I know that some […]

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Holy Land tours provide a new tool in peacebuilding

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Jerusalem – Shira Nesher, an Israeli, stands alongside Fakhira Halloun, a Palestinian, as Nesher tells her story about life in a conflict zone to a group of American university students who are hanging onto her every word. “My family members are Holocaust survivors, and as an Israeli I grew up in an environment of fear […]

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The Photograph

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This picture arrived in my email box the other day. When I saw it, I was struck by the emotions it conveyed. In writing this I thought about the numerous ways I could attempt to offer you the profundity I find in the photograph. However, each time I would look back at the shot, I […]

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Manners and Relationships, Over the Centuries, Are Like a Horse and Carriage

Thumbnail image for Manners and Relationships, Over the Centuries, Are Like a Horse and Carriage by Rochelle Burns

I have always been fascinated by manners. Specifically, why have we used them over the centuries when dealing with others? Perhaps, bopping people over the head didn’t work as well as being pleasant. So, like the duo of a horse and carriage – you give, they feel good – manners took off. There are, of […]

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A Post About Empathy

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Years ago, I was doing a lot of business travel. And I do mean a lot. I was supplementing my writing income as a public speaker. It got out of hand, at least by my standards. I was on the road for about a third of the year. One day I was exhausted and trying […]

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Red Tails – the film even George Lucas almost couldn’t make

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George Lucas, producer director of some of the most profitable films in Hollywood history (Star Wars, Indiana Jones, etc), has been working on Red Tails, an action-packed, special effects-laden World War II movie for 23 years. He paid for it himself. He figured a studio would eventually come in and pay for distribution and publicity. […]

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What’s the square footage?

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The age of the McMansion has become passé. The overblown contest of house size, “Who’s is bigger?”, has found it’s new location in the circular file of public consciousness. Perhaps the time therefore has come to keep in mind that the size of the house matters least. What makes a house a home is not […]

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Connecting the Dots from Problem to Solution

by Adam J Pearson

Talking with my mother made us both realize something: often the solutions to our most pressing problems are already known to us. We have simply, until now, failed to connect the dots. Eventually, we may do so on our own, but often it helps to have a friend or a loved one to help us […]

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