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Echo and Narcissus, John William Waterhouse, 1903

Chamber for personal reflections, for contemplation of text and images that reflect or echo other material on the website, and for selected news items that mirror our themes.

Personal Reflections

Chris Hedges: The Power of Imagination

Selected Breaking News

Everything Wrong with Humanity, in One Short Animation

Jared Diamond: We Could Be Living in a New Stone Age by 2114

Mending News: Amusing and Engaging Antidotes to Breaking News

William Blake: Glad Day: The Dance of Albion

Desmond Tutu, Pray for the Person Who Holds the Weapon

Michael Pollen on Intelligent Plants

How Smart Are Crows? Very Smart

William Blake: Everything That Lives is Holy: Life Delights in Life

What the Ancient Maya Can Tell Us About Living Well

8 Ancient Beliefs Now Backed by Modern Science

Why Print Books Will Endure

Iranian Criminals Are Being Sentenced to Read Books

The Netherlands: Van Gogh Flower Parade

A Moyers Recommendation, James Autry's On Paying Attention

Why Your Body Loves Sleep

What Suffering Does

The Individuation of God: Book Review by Leonard Cruz

Firefly Time Lapse Video

African Children Mandala

Photo found on Facebook page (October 9, 2013) of Cynthia McKinney, Phd., who posted this note with it:

I found this on an African website and wanted to share it with you.

An anthropologist thought he would test these African children. He placed a bowl of fruit underneath a tree and told them that the first one to reach the tree could have the fruit. When he told the children to run, they all took each others' hands and ran together. They all enjoyed the fruit together. This is the African concept of Ubuntu. In my opinion, it is also why Africa is preyed upon by the vultures untamed and let loose by other cultures.

When asked why they didn't run the course alone, they answered, UBUNTU! How can we be happy when others are sad?

UBUNTU in Xhosa is roughly translated, "I am because we are."

Now, if we could just get rid of those vultures.

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