religious intolerance

In the fall of 2003, a number of participants from the previous summer’s Conversations with God Teachers’ Tutorial banded together to write a book to help promote Humanity’s Team (http://www.humanitysteam.org/)?a network of individuals and groups around the globe “seeking to free humanity from the oppression of its beliefs about God, about Life, and about each […]

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world indigo day

World Indigo Day was celebrated Saturday, January 29th, with worldwide premiere screenings of “Indigo,” the movie created by James Twyman, Neale Donald Walsch, and Stephen Simon. I had bought my tickets a few weeks earlier and brought some friends along with me. Indigo — The Movie I had been hearing about this movie for well […]

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petitions on prayer in schools

Recently, the following electronic petition plea was sent to an e-group to which I subscribe: Dear President Bush: Many of us were deeply touched to hear you recite a portion of Psalm?23 in?your address to this great nation in the dark hoursfollowing the?terrorists attacks. We were encouraged and comforted to know that?we truly had a […]

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inaugural drumming

I am a subscriber to a number of local message boards here in the Portland area, and there is one particular Inauguration Day event that has been posted and re-posted several times over on all these lists in the past week: Inauguration Day Drumming to Lift the Hex on the President The idea behind this […]

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add: gift or curse?

In the past few days, I have been drawn into several different discussions on the topic of Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD). The individual subjects have ranged from “what is ADD, really?” to “I took an online test; should I go see a doctor?” I have found that discussion of ADD — and its sibling, ADHD […]

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boycotts, buycotts, and speaking out

In recent days, I’ve received several e-mails urging people to keep their wallets closed on Inauguration Day (January 20th). You may have received this message, too — entitled “Not One Damn Dime Day.” The idea, according to the e-mail is that “our government will wake up and listen if they are hit economically.” I have […]

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The Burning Times (Jeanne Kalogridis)

The Burning Times : A Novel of Medieval France Jeanne Kalogridis Simon & Schuster, 2002 ISBN: 0684869241 A few weeks back, I checked this book out of the library for a re-read, having initially read “The Burning Times” nearly a year ago. I hadn’t expected to get hooked when I first picked up “The Burning […]

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