Archive for July, 2007

What’s Your Story?

Monday, July 30th, 2007

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 Looking at these photos from my family album, you might think, What’s the Story? I can assure you, there are several stories represented here — each of them a treasure!

While many of us were told stories as children, fewer and fewer families are making storytelling a tradition. Maybe it’s because we have lifestyles that don’t have room for evenings with grandparents or long family meals. Maybe it’s due to the insistence of technology as a source of communication in our lives: television, internet, cell phones.

Whatever the reason, when we lose our stories, we lose a lot!

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Growing Up to be President

Tuesday, July 24th, 2007

 

 

Think back to your childhood. What did you want to be when you grew up? A teacher? A fireman? An astronaut? A civil rights attorney? A United Nations ambassador? President of the United States?

Like so many little girls, I had ambitious ideas about growing up to be someone who would make a difference in the world…yes, to even be President of the United States.

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Impeachment or Personal Action for Peace?

Friday, July 20th, 2007

Blogs and newscasts are abuzz these days with arguments for and against the impeachment of Vice President Cheney and President Bush, with outcries of insistance for removal in that order!

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I’m Not A Plastic Bag

Wednesday, July 18th, 2007

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What a sign of hope, if a somewhat typically capitalistic one!

Today, July 18th, is the launch by green retailer Whole Foods Market and upscale designer Anya Hindmarch of their cotton cloth shopping bag emblazeded with the phrase:

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InSpiritry Podcast: Peacemaking

Monday, July 9th, 2007

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Twenty Minutes to Rekindle Your Spirit!

Theme: Peacemaking

Are you disturbed by the conflict in the world or maybe even the conflict in your own life?

Join Anne McCrady for this as she takes a look at how we can be peacemakers for ourselves and others.

Anne shares how peace is not just the absence of global violence, peace is a choice we make about how we live each day. In this compelling program, Anne McCrady inspires listeners to make peace a personal intention and peacemaking a daily practice. She reminds listeners that if we join forces for peace, the outcome can be a better world, a healthier society, a more loving family and that greatest of blessings: a peaceful heart.

Quotes by: Mahatma Gandhi, Howard Hunter, John F. Kennedy, Deepak Chopra, Isabel McCrady

An Inspirational Story about: Betty Williams, Northern Ireland Peace Activitist, 1977 Nobel Peace Laureate

Books Recommendations for: Peace Is the Way by Deepak Chopra; The Search for a Non-Violent Future by Michael Nagler; Speak Peace by Marshall B. Rosenber

Poems: What I Tell Children and Sus Madres by Anne McCrady

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Live Earth

Saturday, July 7th, 2007

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With Earth Day celebrations three months in the past, you might not be expecting a worldwide festival for the environment at this time of year. Think again!

Today is 7-7-07 (July 7, 2007), the long-awaited global celebration of music and environmental awareness called  Live Earth!

In case you are saying, “Live what?!” read on:

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The Spirit of Africa

Thursday, July 5th, 2007

 

Fifty thousand years ago, a small group of Africans set out to explore their world in search of food. Their journey, with its expanding routes and constant divergences, lasted for hundreds of generations until it inevitably led to the population of the entire world. 

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