Category Archives: Social and Economic Justice

Another look at Listen: Chris Wubbena

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Unmarked: La tumba de Gregorio Cortez

Is this the place Gregorio sleeps? Does he lie beneath the iron cross Fashioned by some forgotten man To mark his final resting spot? Far to the east of the little plot Are rows of graves alone Their names told … Continue reading

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Ella Gap Oolong (Sri Lanka) from Rakkasan Tea

On a more relaxing change of pace, I am enjoying the latest tea offering from Rakkasan Tea Company–the best tea in the world. As soon as I got the email last week announcing the addition of “a rare, hand-rolled Ceylon … Continue reading

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When you are tempted to complain about your life

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How traditions get their start

Many years ago, a colleague said to me: When someone asks me to do something, and it’s a long way off, it seems like a good idea from way far off. Then, the closer it gets I find myself asking … Continue reading

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Warnagala Wild Sri Lankan tea

I got an email last week from Rakkasan Tea Company that they had a limited amount of a wild-grown black tea from Sri Lanka. Knowing that when Rakkasan is able to obtain a superb tea (like the wonderful Black Ruby … Continue reading

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The Power of 200 Days: “To what do we regularly and consistently bring our attention?”

January 25, 2021, I wrote The Power of 100 Days and had asked the question “What shall I do with the next 100?” As I continue to do the daily meditations, I would think 1/3 of the way…I will do … Continue reading

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Becoming extremely interested in other human beings and other beings

The discovery of things new–whether experiences or people or things is heady at times, so much so that we can forget our need to take a ‘loving interest’. The vaark lily (pronounced with an ‘f’ in Afrikaans, like ‘fark’) is … Continue reading

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The lady of the harbor

I lift my lamp beside the golden door… …and lift my hands to do the work that sets me free.

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Inauguration Day: President Joseph R. Biden

Social Bridges sent best wishes to the US this morning as the inauguration of the new President–Joseph R. Biden–commences today. Jean, like many around the world, takes a keen interest in global affairs. The affairs of others and their nations … Continue reading

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