Random Thoughts

10 Books That Changed the Way I See the World

1.    John Adams, by David McCullough. This biography of Adams erases any fantasies we might have about our American Revolution being easy, short, or something to take for granted. It gives a deep insight into what it takes for a revolution to succeed, which is strong, intelligent, and dedicated leadership from within the country and […]

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The Luxury of Knowing

The following appears in the October/November edition of Organic Gardening magazine. For great gardening, cooking, and living tips, pick the issue up today! What if you had infinite power to change the world for the better? What if I told you that you did? Would you believe it? Well, we are headed toward the holiday […]

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The Year Reality Knocked

by guest blogger Renee James, essayist and blogger For every mother (and father) out there who has just wrapped up the back-to-school ritual, I offer the following, with great affection. It took me many, many years, but somewhere along the line, I think I finally figured out this whole “start the school year right” thing. […]

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5 Cruel Signs Summer Is Over

I promise I won’t complain too much about the fall or winter, but this morning I was freezing and the signs were all around that summer is over, so I just had to share a few of them: 1. My coconut oil gets hard. I use organic coconut oil as my only moisturizer and keep […]

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What Happened When I
Disconnected…

by guest blogger Maya Rodale, writer of historical tales of true love and adventure For the month of August I took a break from all social media. Because it’s summer. Because as an author with six books coming out in the next year, this is my last chance to lay low online. Because I was in […]

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An Open Letter to President Obama
Regarding Syria

Dear President Obama, I’ve tried very hard to support you all these years. I attended your first inauguration. (It was very cold.) I voted for you twice. I even paid a lot of money to have my picture taken with you. You were charming. Presidential. I told you I believed in you. All these years […]

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The Regrets of Summer

It’s August. I have a couple of friends who, like me, can’t help but start to fret this time of year. Summer is almost over! It’s hard to enjoy it when you know what’s coming around the corner: back to school, cold weather, the dark days of winter. Yeah, yeah some of you love fall, […]

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A Prism of Inner Beauty

Photo courtesy of Aluminousgift.com by guest blogger Renee A. James, essayist and blogger The beautiful, confounding, and kind of miraculous thing about bright white light is that it’s nothing of the kind. The gorgeous, soft spectrum of color that emerges when a ray of light passes through a crystal prism is so simple but so […]

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