We can break atoms, and each o...

Apr 2, 2012 by

“Great people make you feel you, too, can be great,” said Mark Twain. Life is all about relationships explains a scientist in, “Your...

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Support for Tommy and His Doll

Mar 30, 2012 by

From Teaching Tolerance by Ted Palenski Camilla was drawing a doll she was planning to get with her parents over the weekend. She was...

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Trayvon Martin: thoughts from ...

Mar 26, 2012 by

I cannot stop thinking about Trayvon Martin. I can’t stop looking into his eyes in this photo which has become ubiquitous online. An...

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Holy Land tours provide a new ...

Mar 9, 2012 by

Jerusalem – Shira Nesher, an Israeli, stands alongside Fakhira Halloun, a Palestinian, as Nesher tells her story about life in...

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The Photograph

Feb 17, 2012 by

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...

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Manners and Relationships, Ove...

Feb 3, 2012 by

I have always been fascinated by manners. Specifically, why have we used them over the centuries when dealing with others? Perhaps,...

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A Post About Empathy

Jan 28, 2012 by

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...

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Red Tails – the film eve...

Jan 26, 2012 by

George Lucas, producer director of some of the most profitable films in Hollywood history (Star Wars, Indiana Jones, etc), has been...

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What’s the square footage?

Jan 24, 2012 by

The age of the McMansion has become passé. The overblown contest of house size, “Who’s is bigger?”, has found it’s new location...

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Connecting the Dots from Probl...

Jan 22, 2012 by

Talking with my mother made us both realize something: often the solutions to our most pressing problems are already known to us. We...

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Give Yourself To Love

Jan 5, 2012 by

Give yourself to love. Never be afraid to love. Love the tender young, the wise old, animals (big and small). Love the tiniest of...

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When You Remember, You’ll Want...

Dec 24, 2011 by

Each year we have what seems, more and more, like only snippets of time to share with the ones who mean so much to us. Therefore, I...

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Happily Ever After: Cinderella...

Dec 22, 2011 by

 From the ASPCA blog: Fairytales do come true. In June, 2010 ASPCA responders deployed to rural Tennessee, to assist with a critical...

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Portraits from Kathputli Nagar

Dec 18, 2011 by

(Text and Photos by: Isaak J. Liptzin ) I arrived in Jaipur intending to stay only for a few days, but I ended up meeting a group of...

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The Meal. The Moment. The Memo...

Dec 16, 2011 by

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Reflections on Black Friday

Dec 2, 2011 by

Yesterday I was reading an article about a Black Friday event. The piece was reporting on one of those incessantly advertised sales...

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Be Amazed: No Moment is Ever T...

Nov 24, 2011 by

(There is a) statement from the book of Ecclesiastes “There is nothing new under the sun.” And I disagree with that...

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People I’ve Met Along Th...

Nov 20, 2011 by

I have met so many interesting and famous people in my lifetime that I sometimes forget about those were not as famous as some but...

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On The Road

Nov 16, 2011 by

I spent more than half of my September on the road this year, traveling from bright Las Vegas to dusty Arizona, through the stunning...

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Yard Sale Zen

Nov 12, 2011 by

Last weekend I had a yard sale. There is a Zen to yard sales. Yard sales – they are interesting events. At a yard sale, people...

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My Remembrance Day

Nov 10, 2011 by

November, about ten years after the end of World War II: I was standing in my public school auditorium. It was the annual Remembrance...

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Tarra The Elephant Mourns The ...

Nov 1, 2011 by

From A Place To Love Dogs Happier Days For those who have not seen this video from The Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee, it is a...

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On “Getting Over” Someone

Oct 21, 2011 by

The process of “getting over” someone cannot be forced.  Try as we might, it will happen at its own pace. Simply allow yourself to...

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Family: Heartfelt Love or Hear...

Oct 19, 2011 by

We all have family. Some of us live under the same roof with them. Some have never met them. Some avoid them at all costs. There is...

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