Category Archives: Reflection

Thought for contemplation

When did we see You…a stranger…?

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Marilynne Robinson: On being and worth

“Being and human beings…are invested with a degree of value that we can’t honor appropriately. An overabundance that is magical….Brilliant creatures, who at a very high rate, predictably, are incomprehensible to each other….Abuse or neglect of a human being is … Continue reading

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Little City Kids Die: Why Economic Equity Matters

Source: World Health Organization/UN Habitat, Hidden Cities: Unmasking and overcoming health inequities in urban settings (2010), p. 40.

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That Bear

Source: Not quite certain, but I found it posted without credit or any noted restrictions at Paul @bingowings.

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We are human beings

In May 2011 we went to Gaza with musicians from the Berlin Staatskapelle, the Berlin Philharmonic, the Vienna Philharmonic, the Scala [of Milan], and the Orchestra de Paris…a concert organized by the United Nations…and the whole situation was very moving. … Continue reading

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Vocation: Essence

“Like breathing, it’s something I have to do. I’ve never really wanted to do anything else, and it’s been a lifetime of finding out what I need to know to do this.” A Conversation with Artist Mary Minifie by Charles … Continue reading

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Wild snail eating-and other thoughts on natural soundings

I find myself stumbling these days across some fascinating windows into the power of listening to non-vocal sounds in the natural world–related to healing, illness, trauma and civic conflict, and desert monasticism. Consider (or perhaps I should say, open your … Continue reading

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