Tag Archives: change

Glistening Gauzy Threads: Pluralism –> Renewal

I just can’t help it, y’all: For me, summer starts on June 1. So on this last day ofMay, I see us teeter-tottering on the threshold between the seasons. In a moment,with just one more push up from the ground, … Continue reading

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Unwanted Belonging

There are times that you find yourself belonging to a group that you feared. A group that would change your life forever. All you see are the tears of suffering and death. You never see the smiles and the laughter … Continue reading

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Return Again: Born and Reborn Again

I wrote this poem in an attempt to describe my experience many years ago while hiking the Kilauea crater on The Big Island in Hawaii, and then walking the rocky shore many miles away where the lava drips into the … Continue reading

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The Library: Agency of Change

As a public librarian, I’ve given a great deal of thought to what the public library means to me.  First of all, it is one of the most democratic institutions in our country.  For no money beyond taxes anyone can … Continue reading

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The Garden: Impact

“This we know: All things are connected like the blood that unites us. We did not weave the web of life, We are merely a strand in it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves.” -Chief Seattle … Continue reading

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Departures: Leaving Church

The Methodist Church I grew up in was patent leather Mary Janes, a touring youth choir, and making sandwiches for homeless men at Orlando’s first shelter, our fellowship hall.  I was baptized there, confirmed there, married there.  I grew up … Continue reading

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Departures: Knowing Better

“I did then what I knew how to do. Now that I know better, I do better.” ~ Maya Angelou Being aware is hard work.  As I have learned and grown, I have found myself in the often onerous position … Continue reading

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