Category Archives: Social and Economic Justice

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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Waterford Winery near Stellenbosch, South Africa

This post is for Jean over in Ireland via Social Bridges. Yesterday, we were conversing about Waterfords–the one in Mississippi, the one in Ireland, and the one in South Africa. I said if I could choose to live anywhere, it … Continue reading

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Rakkasan Tea and Dave’s Bagels

I support organizations that do meaningful work toward reconciliation and developing human capital. Today’s post is brought to you by Rakkasan Tea’s Nine Dragons Oolong, served in Sibongile Pottery’s guinea cup, and Dave’s Killer Bagels. I have written a lot … Continue reading

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Veterans Day, 2020

Dad was 85 the year he rode in his first Veterans Day parade. Growing up, we heard the occasional stories of his experiences, but like many of the women and men who served during World War II, he did not … Continue reading

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Building the Table of Peace with Bread and Justice

Yesterday I shared my memories of the beginnings of my friendship with Jane in our common vision for a world of peace, justice, and equality. That friendship began to deepen in earnest when we attended the annual conference for NASW … Continue reading

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At the table of peace will be bread and justice

I may have mentioned before that I am something of a pack rat, having come by it honestly from my grandparents and father who survived the Great Depression. I have finally started going through the stacks and stacks of things … Continue reading

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