words matter

“I’m a firm believer that language and how we use language determines how we act, and how we act then determines our lives and other people’s lives.”— Ntozake Shange Words…

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do you hear that?

“To be a smart person in Wiradjuri is to sit down & listen.”— Jonathan Jones In the Wiradjuri language, one of the many Aboriginal languages in Australia, the word “wudhadhuray”…

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a needed reminder

“Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it.”– Helen Keller Whether I'm reading the news, worrying about loved ones, smelling nearby fires,…

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a new approach to fishing

"You can give a man a fish and THEN teach him to fish, you know. And it's a lot easier to learn how to fish when you're not starving.”– Lore…

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need a lift?

“If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else.”– Booker T. Washington This goat sculpture had no idea they would be supporting a water dragon on a sunny…

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on the look-out

"Opportunities to find deeper powers within ourselves come when life seems most challenging." – Joseph Campbell Each of us is having an individual, distinct experience of this pandemic, depending on…

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thanking anonymous

“Nobody, of the hundreds of people that had visited the Fair, knew that a grey spider had played the most important part of all.” – E.B. White, Charlotte's Web A…

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the invitation

“Do whatever you need to slow down. It is time to explore what you are carrying within.” – Roxana Jones All over the world, for those of us who are…

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solitary thinking

"Solitude is a breeding ground for idiosyncrasy, and I relish that about it, the way it liberates whim." – Caroline Knapp Everyone has a unique relationship with solitude. Some require…

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the year of perfect vision

“The future can no longer beWhat is going to happen?It isWhat are we going to do?” – Henri Bergson This is at the entrance of Zealandia, a conservation project in…

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