vm: tag discontinued-use category

I will no longer use the “voicemail” tag, please use the category of the same name to search for the weekly honorees & ~read more~

vm: Amy Tan

Amy Tan

This week we celebrate the birthday of Amy Tan, who cautions us, “Too many good things all seem the same after ~read more~

vm: Alice Walker

Alice Walker

This week we celebrate the birthday of Alice Walker, who reminds us that “the most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t ~read more~

vm: Ken Wilber

This week we celebrate the birth of Ken Wilber, who wrote, “”Evolution does not isolate us… it unites us with the rest of the Kosmos: the same currents that produced birds from dust and poetry from rocks produce egos from ids and sages from egos.”

So May ~read more~

vm: Colette

This week we celebrate the birth of Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette, who wrote, “I love my past, I love my present. I am not ashamed of what I have had, and I am not sad because I no longer have it.”

So may ~read more~

vm: Janis Joplin

This week we celebrate the birthday of Janis Joplin, who said, “It’s hard to be free but when it works, it’ s ~read more~

vm: Martin Luther King, Jr.

This week we celebrate the birthday of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., who said, “Almost always, the creative dedicated minority has made the world better.”  So may ~read more~

vm: Olympia Brown

This week we celebrate the 175th anniversary of the birth of Olympia Brown, the first woman to achieve full ministerial standing among an established denomination.  She wrote, “the free ballot, free school and free church is what our government stands for.” Happy ~read more~

vm: Thanksgiving

Apart from the myths about Thanksgiving, the practice of expressing gratitude can be very nourishing.  Thank you for visiting my blog, and for any comments you make.

bonus: my earlier post on the Pilgrims’ buckled hats.   ~read more~

vm: Chinua Achebe

This week we celebrate the birth of Chinua Achebe, who wrote that “Charity . . . is the opium of ~read more~

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