My Million Mile March and Dream of Unity

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Happy Sunday, Journeyer, Chinese philosopher Lao Tzu once said, “The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.” When I think about this quote I think about taking a step forward, one of hope, excitement and wonder mixed with a little healthy does of the fear of the unknown. I don’t know where I heard or read this philosophy, but …

Angels, Friends, and The Fool

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Happy Sunday (now Monday), Journeyer! It’s been an equally delightful and dreary week. The frigid temps forced me to break out my coat of all winter coats, a knee-length down parka, and my furry hat. You know it’s cold when I break out a hat. Brrrr… I especially miss sunshine this time of year… We arrived home one evening early …

On Martin Luther King, My Mother, and Killing Them with Kindness

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  Journeyers, I’ve just learned of She Writes’ request for entries to their Three Minus One essay contest. The call for stories involving child loss is definitely in my wheelhouse and today I’m hard at work preparing an entry worthy of the topic. As I write, millions of Americans continue their commemorative celebration of Martin Luther King’s “I have a …

On Love and Hate

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As a child–heck, even as an adult–I have felt others’ pain. I have never liked mean-spiritedness. Jokes created at the expense of others (gay, religious, academia, mental…) have always brought sadness and frustration to my heart. We are one people. We are human. And though we were created as one existence, we were not created equal, for had we been, …