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Colors Posted by Aryae Coopersmith, Nov 27 2014 Colors Summer, in her busy days of growing and providing, hid you under green work clothes. Now after harvest time, with your work clothes in storage, in the radiance of shorter, cooler days, your golden spectrum, which was there all along, is on display for all to see. I sit with you in silent wonder. If we could decode the deep structure of your patterns, what would we learn about the tree, the soil, the air, the rain? What directions could we discern for restoring our world? People have colors too that don’t get seen on the job site. In the autumn we have gifts to offer.   

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Saw This On-line On A NPR ... Posted by Mish Premet-Rosen, Nov 27 2014 Saw this on-line on a NPR blog. A Mother's Good Example Sometimes witnessing a good deed leaves a lasting impression. Donna Delfino Dugay of Harper Woods, Mich., remembers a day in California when she was 11 years old, and her parents took their six children for a special day at the beach. Donna's mother brought a picnic lunch — fried chicken and her famous potato salad — and prepared a plate for each of them. "When I looked up from my plate, my mother was fixing one more plate... She turned away from us and walked over maybe 20 or 30 feet to where there was a man by himself. And he was picking his way through the trashcan. And my mother — I don't know whether she just put the plate there or whether she touched him gently or whether she said a few words — but I remember him turning to her in a gesture of thankfulness." Dugay's mother came back and sat down at the table. "Years later, Dugay asked her mother if she remembered the incident. "She laughed and said, 'Not at all.' But for me, I remember it very well because for me, it was the touchstone for what good deeds became in my life."

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College For All: Sebastian Thrun, Udacity Posted by DailyGood.org, Nov 27 2014 Most employers agree that new graduates lack the skills necessary to succeed. And yet, the cost of college tuition is rising far faster than the average family can afford. The frustration is clear; change is desperately needed. Now, thanks to innovators like Udacity and Coursera, and the advent of "massive open online courses" (MOOCs), both students and employers are being assured a much more predictable outcome. This emerging technology is more than just an online course system, it is a means to radically expand access to world-class instruction while producing far greater results. Read more to learn how this innovative new model is helping to transform higher education. [Full Story]

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Origins - Exclusive KarmaTube Premiere Of Film On Posted by KarmaTube.org, Nov 26 2014 Last week's featured video on KarmaTube received 6409 views and 10 comments. "Wonder why people are getting sicker and the burden of chronic diseases is rapidly increasing worldwide? Pedram Shojai used to run a large medical practice, treating the same ailments over and over again. Four years ago, he embarked on a mission to help people understand the connections between our lifestyles and health, and the vitality of our planet. "Origins" takes us on a journey through the biological roots of where humans came from and where we’ve gone – looking at the advances of our civilization and how the sometimes reckless use of technology has choked our environment and is poisoning our bodies. Available to KarmaTube viewers for one week only, this full-length documentary features interviews with some of the biggest names in the health and sustainability field and makes a compelling case for how we can better coexist with nature." ... Watch: Origins - Exclusive KarmaTube Premiere of Film on Health for 1 Week Only

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Blessings As Sheaves Of Wheat Grind ... Posted by mindyjourney , Nov 26 2014 Blessings as sheaves of wheat grind our daily bread Nourishing our souls and spirits anxious to be fed. Wonders stir the pot simmering with varied hues Of all sorts of delicious imaginings that we choose. Set the table with random acts most kind, Bountiful compassion so dearly combined. Pour positive, clean and fresh into a mug Call all guests gathered with a smile and hug. Hands held in circle, we pray dearly grateful For each and every moment heaped on plateful. Inhaling aromas of this sweetly pungent meal We taste the budding emergence of a visionary ideal. Blessings of the feast, my friends.  

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Sources Of Light Posted by DailyGood.org, Nov 26 2014 When Kobun Otogawa was asked in the wake of 9/11, "How can I deal with the enormous fear and anger that I feel about what happened?" He replied simply, "Do one kind thing for someone every day." And though the advice might seem overly simplistic, it does cause us to realize - that it is through our own light that this world can be made a little brighter. [Full Story]

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Spare A Hug? Posted by Chris Johnnidis, Nov 25 2014 He was a big man, maybe 6'3" or so. At the corner of a busy intersection, outside a convenience store, he was asking passers-by, "Hey buddy, have a buck to spare?" His physical stature alone could have been perceived as intimidating, but his tone wasn't. I was on my bike, stopped at a red light, a few yards away. Our eyes met, so I decided to wave hello to him. Just a few minutes earlier, about 8 blocks away, I had passed a man balancing a large wooden piece of furniture on the seat and handle bar of a small bike, which he used as a makeshift dolly, slowly--and precariously, but successfully--rolling it up the street. I hesitated then, finally deciding that approaching with an open heart was worthwhile in an of itself, even if any offer to assist was unnecessary. It became apparent there was a language barrier, as "S'okay," ... Read Full Story

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