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Are We WEIRD?

This Threshold Choir song keeps playing in my memory:

I am a song,

sung by the voice of God,

riding the wings of spirit

through infinite sky!


Sacred is all creation,

sacred am I.

xox

A recent Sun Magazine Interview with anthropologist David Lancy, author of The Anthropology of Childhood: Cherubs, Chattel, Changelings, made me stop and think about some interesting things, including WEIRD values and treatment of disabled children in trad...

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Yabba DABDA Do

Turtles all the Way Down

photo by Terri Mason

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turtles_all_the_way_down

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Flintstones The Original Yabba Dabba Doo Song


B-A-D-D-A means bad

D-A-B-B-A means good

Oh what magic in a word we’ve found

By switching the letters around!


So if someday the bases are loaded

And they’re counting on you

Yo...

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Dissolving in solutions

Wild woman, seated, suckling infant

Book of Hours, France, Paris, ca. 1420-1425

The Morgan Library & Museum

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"Release" piano music by Rosemary Duxbury (performed by Patricia Siffert)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ks-AFYLwhY&nohtml5=False

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Except for pain and lacerating fatigue, yesterday was a near-perfect day – medically and personally.

I ended up seeing...

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Welcome all, including number 100,000 guest visit!

Loralee’s Mary hand with moth

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The Life of Death

By Marsha Onderstijn

The Life of Death is a touching hand drawn animation about the day Death fell in love with Life

https://vimeo.com/154739710

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Dear mylifeline friends,

It’s hard to think about the autumn of my life when all about me spring abounds. Hawks, hummingbirds and mourning doves are among the many nearby mating birds. After four years of dr...

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Adventures in reading Christian women authors

From Ann Voskamp's blog (3)

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Buffalo Springfield - Stop Children What's That Sound

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bjSpO2B6G4s

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In addition to food books and cookbooks, I’m also reading three books by three very different Christian women: Dorothy L. Sayers, Mind of the Maker (1941); Genia Pauli Haddon’s Body Metaphors: Releasing God-Feminine in Us All (1988) and Ann Voskamp’s One Thousand Gifts: A D...

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Our Mother

Our Mother

Our Mother who here is,

holy be all your names,

here be your reign,

your will is done,

heaven takes care of itself.

Give us our daily bread,

and forgive us our trespasses

a while longer until we learn

not to trespass against one another.

We make our own temptations

and only we can free ourselves from evil.

For yours is the reign,

the power, and the glory

for as long we exist to praise you.

Amen.

- Ra...

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Weaving a life

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Weaving the Land

By Carolyn Hillyer and Nigel Shaw

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This is a fairly quiet and peaceful time in my life.

No big events, no inner or outer turmoil…well, not much.

I sleep often, 3-4 naps daily in addition to long nights.

When awake, I have trouble focusing, so tend to read meditation-dense books.

Finally finish...

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Chickpea To Cook

Chickpea To Cook

SiriOm Singh at Kripalu

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PYPHeOl80Xo

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Chickpea to Cook (translated by Coleman Barks)

A chickpea leaps almost over the rim of the pot where it’s being boiled.

‘Why are you doing this to me?’

The cook knocks him down with the ladle.

‘Don’t you try to jump out. You think I’...

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Happy Earth Day, every day!

Turn Away - Helen Jane Long

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BW-drzcwcB0&sns=em

I see the light coming

I see the peace coming

If I turn away, you'll be gone

Across the universe

And into everything

I'll see your smile in the trees

and stars

I'll remember all the walks we had

Cause I see the peace coming

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Dear mylifeline friends,

First, I apologize (again!) for being a poor correspondent. I owe many of you replies to cards, comments, mess...

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