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Barbara White

Barbara White

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Food Waste in America

Food Waste in America

  Today is a day for American families to sit around the table and offer thanks for our friends and families and the bounties bestowed to us. It is also a day millions of hungry Americans will find themselves at the food kitchens enjoying a traditional Thanksgiving dinner. In the evening, a few days ago […]

By November 28, 2013 2 Comments Read More →
Thankfulness

Thankfulness

“Be sure that your praise songs are numbered higher than your sorrowful dirges and your utmost hope, firmer than your woeful regrets. Be positive.” – Israelmore Ayivor =================================================================== For many this time of year is an interval for reflection. Some find renewed joy; others reawaken sadness; still others gain fresh insights. This essay explores the […]

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The Symbol of Faith

The Symbol of Faith

Christ triumphant over death? Or the crucifix, “the emblem of suffering and shame” (from the Protestant hymn, “The Old Rugged Cross”.) Jesus came to earth to bring a new way of life, a way of love, to replace the old Hebrew God of wrath. He taught us two new laws, consisting of five words: Love […]

50 Years of Hateful Rantings

50 Years of Hateful Rantings

www.kxan.com Fifty years ago, John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas. As this quote asserts, he died, but his ideas and his ideals lived on. Let us remember or consider a president who believed in the American people and their capacity for greatness. JFK faced unreasoning hate and it cost him his life. Barack Obama […]

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The First Time I Saw Paris

The First Time I Saw Paris

It was mid April, 2004, and I was on a visit to my son, the first of five I would make while he was living there. I took a red-eye flight, originating in D.C. with a stop in Chicago (the logistics of this escape me), and landing at Charles De Gaulle at about nine in […]

Sanity and Grace: In the midst of the devastating super storm in the Philippines.

Sanity and Grace: In the midst of the devastating super storm in the Philippines.

“You lie in wait, And hide from the storm. A temporary state, Until you find somewhere warmer, Somewhere, better. Somewhere, older, finer, wiser. Somewhere.”   Storms have personalities. In parts where it was the strongest, the sound was a high pitched keening sound. A combination of  kettle whistle and flocks of distressed birds.It also reminds […]

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The Body

The Body

One would think that two decades into the twenty-first century, one’s consciousness would have reached a certain point of enlightenment. After all, 250,000 years, give or take, of man wandering the earth, learning everything from how to harvest fire, to hunt, to survive; and after tens of thousands of years of contemplation, education and invention, […]

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