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from Robert Kenneth Jones

The War to End All Wars

The War to End All Wars

There were 4.7 million Americans who served in the Great War.  Finally, a national memorial is underway in Washington, DC to honor their sacrifice. It is still under construction with the General of the Armies, John J. Pershing Memorial at Pershing Park (14th and...

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Finding the Middle Way

Finding the Middle Way

“I swear I will not dishonor my soul with hatred, but offer myself humbly as a guardian of nature, as a healer of misery, as a messenger of wonder, as an architect of peace.” ~ Diane Ackerman Diane Ackerman offers some healing words to consider on this day after...

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Honor Your Legacy

Honor Your Legacy

“We do not have government by the majority. We have government by the majority who participate.” ~ Thomas Jefferson (3rd U. S. President) This is a participatory democracy.  And participation in the election process is our legacy.  Voting has been a big deal in my...

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An Inconvenient Truth

An Inconvenient Truth

“The call to the margins, led by those we find there, is exhilarating and life-giving and renews our nobility and purpose.  For this, we all long. The time is now, as never before, to put terror and defense to one side and find our human connections on the margins.” ~...

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A Time to Kneel

A Time to Kneel

“A desire to kneel down sometimes pulses through my body, or rather it is as if my body has been meant and made for the act of kneeling.  Sometimes, in moments of deep gratitude, kneeling down becomes an overwhelming urge, head deeply bowed, my hands before my face.”...

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A Recipe for Living

A Recipe for Living

“Courage and perseverance have a magical talisman before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish into air.” ~ John Quincy Adams (Sixth U.S. President) Life is unpredictable. Just when things seem to be going our way the rug gets pulled out from underneath...

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Make the World Come Alive

Make the World Come Alive

“There must be always remaining in every life, some place for the singing of angels, some place for that which in itself is breathlessly beautiful.” ~ Howard Thurman Howard Thurman was the grandson of a plantation slave in Madison County, Florida.  Profoundly...

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Sage Wisdom

Sage Wisdom

“Wisdom is ofttimes nearer when we stoop than when we soar.”~ William Wordsworth The wounds and pain that we suffer are the very experiences that provide us with information to navigate as we progress along the winding path of life.  It has been said that the bamboo...

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