Category: Letter From the Editor

A Worldwide Recovery of Our Time

“For there is always light, if only we’re brave enough to see it. If only we’re brave enough to be it.” —Excerpt from “The Hill We Climb,” Inauguration poem by Amanda Gorman The world today is in on-going recovery. Why? you might ask. Think about the past eighteen months: A pandemic (which is not yet …

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The Birdsongs of Home

“The cawing of the crow, the lament of the quail, the coo of the dove – all of these songs remind me of ‘home.’” —Louise Elowen Nature has all sorts of beautiful music to offer. And I don’t just mean the sound that your noise machine produces, like the ocean, which helps to lull you …

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Stop and Smell the Roses

“I believe your reality is what you make it, what you choose to see, and what you choose to allow yourself to do. There are possibilities all around you – magic all around you – no matter what situation you’re in.” Keke Palmer, Actress As we dig into the second year of the pandemic, a …

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Hope: Looking Forward to a Brighter Future

“If there is hope in the future, there is literally power in the present.” Zig Ziglar Given the enormity of 2020, you can be forgiven, in part, for thinking that there is little hope left for the future. Millions of people lost their lives in 2020. The pandemic continues to rage. Black and minority voices …

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The Gift of 2020: Finding Your Voice

“Speak up and speak clearly. I want to hear what you have to say because it matters. Let’s listen to each other and respect one another’s opinions.” — Felicia Johnson 2020 could easily be defined as a year of injustice. Or, to put a more positive spin on it: The year that injustice “found a …

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Letter From the Editor: Retreat

Since I wrote my last Letter from the Editor, the world has changed in so many ways. Yet, in others it has not. If we cut out all the noise and chaos of the outside world for a moment, we are faced with the stark reality of ourselves. For many, confronted with this unscheduled time …

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Letter From the Editor: Gambling

Gambling is one of the stealthier addictions, both to spot and to succumb to in all its glory. After all, everyone gambles – don’t they? Take, for example, that big ol’ thing called “life.” Every day we take a “gamble” on what we plan to do and keep the faith that it will turn out …

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Letter From the Editor: Finding Hope

Hope is often found in the unlikeliest of places or presents itself at the unlikeliest of moments. It doesn’t usually come with a fanfare or grand entrance, shouting “I am here! All is not lost! Make way, make way…” It is more likely to make its appearance when we truly believe we have nowhere else …

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Letter From the Editor: A Season For For-giving

The Holiday season is traditionally a season of giving. But what greater gift than giving could there be but for-giving? One of the definitions of the word forgive in Webster’s New World College Dictionary is “To give up resentment against or the desire to punish; stop being angry with; pardon.” Yet, if someone has “wronged” …

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