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Topology of Hope

Those consequences in a Mobius strip world where everything folds back into our own lives are not just “out there” but “in here” in our own souls, where the corrosive acid of self-deceit challenges the American belief that we are … Continue reading

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What We Are Dealing With in this Land of Delusion.

We are dealing, then, with an absurdity that is not a quirk or an accident, but is fundamental to our character as people. The split between what we think and what we do is profound. — Wendell Berry, The Unsettling of America: … Continue reading

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Historical Resource 1965

Absurdity in the face of overwhelming hypocrisy and paranoia

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That Thing with Feathers Fluttering in and out of the Light

We can change. People say we can’t, but we do when the stakes or the pain is high enough. And when we do, life can change. It offers more of itself when we agree to give up our busyness. -Anne … Continue reading

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When You Think You See Clearly, Look Again!

    You think dark is just one color, but it ain’t. There’re five or six kinds of black. Some silky, some woolly. Some just empty. Some like fingers. And it don’t stay still, it moves and changes from one … Continue reading

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Empathy Breeds Survival

Mary Cassatt, the child’s bath      

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How To Be Yourself Awake; 3 Poems

By Tony Hoagland, from What Narcissism Means to Me   2 BY NAOMI SHIHAB NYE The Art of Disappearing When they say Don’t I know you? say no. When they invite you to the party remember what parties are like before answering. … Continue reading

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