Giving Thanks to My Ancestors on Día de Los...
by Jenny Ward McDonald, guest contributor Last fall the idea to visit the family graveyard came to mind for the first time in ages. Día de Los Muertos seemed like the perfect excuse to make the journey. I allowed life and distance to keep me away, however, and I never went. I am not Latina, but I did develop a strong appreciation for Mexican culture while studying midwifery on the Texas/Mexico...
I had an opportunity to read the speech, and I almost threw up. In my opinion,...– —Rick Santorum The GOP presidential candidate, who, like John F. Kennedy, is also Roman Catholic, was speaking to a group at the College of Saint Mary Magdalen in Warner, New Hampshire in October when he made this comment about JFK’s seminal speech in 1960 in which the then-Democratic...
Most young people don’t look at history through the lens of hip-hop. Once they...– —Khalid el-Hakim, from the Detroit Free Press His Black History 101 Mobile Museum educates people on African-American history and culture by displaying selections of more than 5,000 artifacts from black history in the United States. Wish I was in Dearborn last night to see some of pieces on...
Expressions of Gratitude Improve Your Health
by Eric Nelson, guest contributor Photo by Katie Harris/Flickr, cc by-nc-nd 2.0 Don’t worry. The article you are about to read has nothing to do with what you should or shouldn’t put on your Thanksgiving dinner plate. There’s nothing worse than having your hopes for the perfect holiday meal dashed by someone telling you that you might want to think twice before choosing this or that side dish. ...
Buddhism for me is like food I ate for ten years, for a long time as a monk, and...– —Ko Un, from his interview in the Cordite Poetry Review The South Korean poet, who studied as a Buddhist monk for a decade before rejoining secular life, is considered a favorite for the Nobel Prize — with authors like beat icon Allen Ginsberg and Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh having written forewords...
Anonymous asked: Have you experienced Joe Hutto's "My Life as a Turkey"? Currently watching a program on PBS Nature. Some fascinating insights into imprinting, presence, and being... Enjoy!
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A Prayer for Nature That Holds 100 Years Later
by Susan Leem, associate producer Photo by Joel Bedford/Flickr, cc by-nd 2.0 Paul Brandeis Raushenbush, who is our featured guest this week at On Being, shared this poem by his great-grandfather along with his moving Thanksgiving Day Prayer. Nearly a century old, this prayer, Raushenbush writes, “reads so much like something that could/should be written today.” Prayer for Nature by...
Occupy Wall Street Takes New Park Owned By Trinity... →
As the OWS protestors are occupying Duarte Park, the Gothamist is providing live updates of the events. ~Trent Gilliss, senior editor
Surfing a Wave of Mystery by Trent Gilliss, senior editor When asked about surfing a world record 90-foot high wave (27 meters) above Nazare Canyon off the Atlantic coast of Portugal, Garrett McNamara comments in this Guardian video: “This wave is very mysterious and very magical. It’s just such a mystery; you never know what you’re going to get out there.” Magical?...
A Turn of the Century Thanksgiving Prayer by...
by Susan Leem, associate producer Photo by Brian Auer/Flickr, cc by-nc-nd 2.0 Thanksgiving is a time when many families gather in gratitude, and sometimes in prayer. Paul Raushenbush says his family prayer was written by his great-grandad, Walter Rauschenbusch. Composed around the turn of the twentieth century, the theologian and Baptist social reformer’s words remain as beautiful and...