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An American classic

A Promised Land by Barack Obama My rating: 5 of 5 stars This is a must read for all folks who were alive to witness the first African-American President in the history of the United States of America. The book … Continue reading

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ACLU-MN RESPONDS TO POLICE KILLING OF DAUNTE WRIGHT | ACLU of Minnesota

Police killed Daunte Wright, 20, during a traffic stop in Brooklyn Center Sunday afternoon. Yet another Black life was taken by those sworn to protect, and we join the community in mourning Wright’s loss. — Read on http://www.aclu-mn.org/en/press-releases/aclu-mn-responds-police-killing-daunte-wright

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‘We Need Police-Free Schools’: Survey Finds 2/3 of US Students Want Cops Removed From Campus

Keeping police in schools doesn’t prepare students nor does it necessarily protect teachers. Schools need to be sanctuaries for the students who come there. There must be better ways to protect students and staff than stationing armed police in school … Continue reading

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Celebrating libraries

This week is National Library Week in the United States. Yesterday I visited one of our local public libraries and borrowed a book. Visiting libraries has always been a religious experience for me. I grew up next to the Arcade … Continue reading

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Sweetgrass wisdom and meditations for the planet

Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants by Robin Wall Kimmerer My rating: 5 of 5 stars This is an exceptional book. It reads more like a meditation or series of meditations on the Indigenous wisdom, … Continue reading

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President Biden: ‘Build Back Better’ for everyone, everywhere!

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by Tony Magliano Tony Magliano is an internationally syndicated Catholic social justice and peace columnist whose writings are published in print and/or posted online in various U.S. diocesan papers. His views do not necessarily reflect…

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Original Blessing

“I saw that God never began to love us. … We have always been in God’s foreknowledge, known and loved from without beginning. … We were made for love.—Julian of Norwich TO SAY WE HAVE BEEN “loved from without beginning” … Continue reading

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THE RABBI’S GIFT

Originally posted on WISDOM STORIES TO LIVE BY:
Once a great order, a decaying monastery had only five monks left. The order was dying. In the surrounding deep woods, there was a little hut that a Rabbi from a nearby…

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Happy Birthday Dad

Today is my Dad’s birthday. He’d be 94 today. Born December 3,1926 at his childhood home. He was the last of five children my grandmother had. She lost two of those children to still birth. Dad was nine year’s younger … Continue reading

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Mom is happy

I celebrated Mom’s birthday yesterday. She’s been gone fifteen months. Yesterday marked the 94th anniversary of her birth. I can only imagine what heaven is like but if she’s aware in any way what happened today in the United States … Continue reading

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