Category Archives: Courage

In Your Eyes, In Our Eyes

The first time ever I saw your faceI thought the sun rose in your eyesAnd the moon and the stars were the gifts you gaveTo the dark and the endless skies, my loveTo the dark and the endless skies Ewan … Continue reading

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The Sun Inside the Rain

Some men of character rise to the occasion when called upon to do so. Such was a man named Roddie Edmonds from Knoxville, Tennessee, who saved the lives of 200-300 American Jews in 1945. Continue reading

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The Victorious ‘Yes’

May my sister Lisa continue to transcend the sorrows of this world, may her strong spirit continue to soar. Continue reading

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Holes Let the Light Shine Through

Do our imperfections and vulnerabilities allow more light to shine through? Continue reading

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The Result of the Love of Thousands

My grandparents dreamed, hoped, and loved, and through their love for each other, they gave my parents the gift of life. Continue reading

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Your Timeless Smile

A letter written to my 3 year old grandson Lincoln. Continue reading

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Seen, Heard, Loved

Humankind’s search for meaning has many twisting turns and blind alleys, but basically each person seeks to be seen, heard, and loved. Continue reading

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Down to the Root

“I carry you within me, to the very root And though I may blossom,still you will be here.” Continue reading

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IndigoNation

Nothing compares with this dye’s ability to capture the blues of nature—a midnight sky, early dawn, or an impression of the sea. It can also define a mood—of melancholy, of mystery in the dark hues, or joy and vitality in lighter … Continue reading

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Collateral Damage

Throughout history humans have sought easy answers to complex issues. When things go wrong, how can we protect the most vulnerable: Women, older people, the poor, and our children? Continue reading

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