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“If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.” Dalai Lama PEACE IS A DECISION, NOT A PRAYER. I’m taking a few days off but not before I wish you a joy-filled holy season and a peace-filled 2019. Warmly, Jamie FOUR MOTTOS Look up and not down; Look out and not in. Look forward and not back; Lend a hand! Unitarian Minister, Edward Everett… Read More

“What is this life so full of care, We don’t have time to stand and stare.” William Henry Davies, The Collected Poems of William H. Davies; With a Portrait The last Poet by Day, Wednesday Writing Prompt, to write about farms and farming (Conjuring Farmhouses), December 12, is covered quite broadly here with responses from Gary W. Bowers, Paul Brookes, Irma Do, Jen E. Goldie, Shiela Jacob, Frank McMahan, Mike Stone, and… Read More

Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai condemned the attack, saying in a statement: “I am heartbroken by this senseless and cold-blooded act of terror in Peshawar that is unfolding before us”. Her father, Ziauddin Yousafzai said his “heart is bleeding” and his family is “traumatized” over the Peshawar Army Public School massacre.  Sunday Announcements are in the works and will post later today, but our Pakistani friends remind us of the December… Read More

  “This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness.” Dalai Lama XIV, The Dalai Lama: A Policy of Kindness: An Anthology of Writings By and About the Dalai Lama [recommended] These are responses to the last Wednesday Writing Prompt, Swallowed Whole, December 5, in which I asked folks to write about values gone… Read More