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You don't have to be a student of political science to recognize that there is no perfect, man-made governing system. Even democracy -- which is not what we live under in the United States -- works better on paper, or parchment, than it does in real life because, though we theoretically operate with the concept that every single adult -- male or female -- has equal say in how things are run, in r ...
I roll one of my kitchen cabinet drawers open. It’s a side cabinet that I barely use since it’s awkward. I see shards of glass and open it even further to inspect. A simple, glass, Lenox bowl that we received as a wedding present is broken in half. I am once again fighting tears. All I can think is, “Really, really?” How much more of the past twenty some years has to be disassembled? I know it s ...
Today I want to wish my hero a big Happy Birthday. My Mom, Anne Glenning , turned 70 today. She is one of the most beautiful, intelligent, spiritual, giving, loving, kind, and amazing joke. When she tells a risqué joke nowadays we have to laugh because it's funny but also because she cracks herself up. I hit the Mom lottery with her. She teaches me constantly and challenges me to stand for w ...
“I’d like to pay for the car behind us,” says my son, Tommy. The woman collecting the toll smiles, shuffles the money once again and obliges his wish. Just moments before we vie for a space as we attempt to merge in line to pay the toll. Our leisurely car ride listening to music and chatting about college internships stop once we are rerouted because of an accident. Thus more than likely why th ...
It's time to bring to a close the age-old debate about whether dogs or cats -- and the people who prefer one to the other -- are smarter. Not because the general populace has accepted the final resolution of the issue (easy -- cats, paws down), but because we have a more pressing question: As mysterious and wise as cats seem, they will react to a fake mouse. Surely, we humans are wiser than ...
Your aura and the psychic space around you need cleaning too. Just like anything else, it can get ‘dirty’, only it gets dirty from the energies of negative people. Usually we ignore this personal space. But it needs the occasional cleaning. If you deal with negative people frequently, you might want to purify your space of negative energies more often. Here’s how to cleanse an area of nega ...
In the Name of God: The Infinitely Merciful and Compassionate Beloved Lord Throughout my childhood, I have grown up listening to this story being recited out loud: When the wife of 'Imran said, "My Lord, indeed I have pledged to You what is in my womb, consecrated , so accept this from me. Indeed, You are the Hearing, the Knowing." But when she delivered her, she said, "My Lord, I have deliv ...
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