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Luck

Years ago, riding the IRT train from Brooklyn to Manhattan, rumbling from home to job and back again, exhausted, yearning, I stared up at eight lines by Langston Hughes.  “Luck” was part of a New York Transit Authority’s program called Poetry in Motion.  But I remember feeling as if it was a message just for […]

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Living Truth

“You may be 38 years old, as I happen to be. And one day, some great opportunity stands before you and calls you to stand up for some great principle, some great issue, some great cause. And you refuse to do it because you are afraid,” said Martin Luther King, Jr. in a sermon in […]

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Spirit in the World

“When I am very much on the surface of myself, I have no freedom of action over letting go,” taught Madame de Salzmann.  To experience the freedom of letting go, we must learn to sink down into the experience of just being here in a body, breathing.   At certain moments, the simple act of breathing […]

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For Giving

Gathered with my family for my father’s funeral, I suddenly became the evil twin.  The clock was ticking for me to compose a eulogy for a man I dearly loved—a man who grew kinder and more loving the older he grew, a man who faced death with an impressive degree of courage and even humor.   […]