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“Walk with the dreamers, the believers, the courageous, the cheerful, the planners, the doers, the successful people with their heads in the clouds and their feet on the ground. Let their spirit ignite a fire within you to leave this world better than when you found it…” The Art of Living, Wilfred Peterson December 15, […]
“Would you be interested in going to Salerno, Italy for a 100 Thousand Poets for Change World Conference if we held another gathering at the end of May in 2020? 4 days, workshops, party, reception, tours, poetry readings, tour Pompeii, Amalfi boat cruise…” Michael Rothenberg, 100,000 Poets for Change (100TPC) cofounder In June of 2015, […]
Originally posted on I am not a silent poet:
This is not a poem and I am not a poet …… when I’m unable to find a better way of saying that in 2012 48 people in Great Britain were killed by guns and 120 women killed by the hands of their beloved partners. ………
From my daily practice today, I encountered implicit bias. Implicit bias is: “The attitudes or stereotypes that affect our understanding, actions, and decisions in an unconscious manner. These biases, which encompass both favorable and unfavorable assessments, are activated involuntarily and without an individual’s awareness or intentional control. Residing deep in the subconscious, these biases are […]
Originally posted on Gretchen Del Rio's Art Blog:
watercolor 10/2018 O’ Great Spirit help me always to speak the truth quietly, to listen with an open mind when others speak and to remember the peace that may be found in silence. ………Cherokee Prayer ? I love coyotes. Perhaps it is their inquisitiveness most of all that…