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DailyGoodRosanne Cash on How Science Saved Her LifeIn a prelude to her reading of Adrienne Rich's poetic tribute to Marie Curie, Roseanne Cash discusses the insights she gained as she battled to find a cure to her debilitating headaches. She realized the source of her creativity 'comes from the same room as her deepest pain' and argued that we have to listen deeply to our inner truth: "Persist and verify... The power that we abdicate to others out of our insecurity to others who insult us with their faux-intuition or their authoritarian smugness that comes back to hurt us so deeply... But the power we wrest from our own certitude that saves us." [Full Story on]  

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Stories of Kindness

The Gift of Playing the Harp, SissyLee
Aug 14 -- The hospital's surgical floor gave me 4 rooms wanting harp music in my two-hour time slot. The first was a man ... Full Story

Persistent Doves, mindyjourney
Aug 16 -- "So, you interested in all this stuff?" I asked the young man sitting beside me under the shade tent, as ... Full Story

Small Acts

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"Just for fun.......Our new Cleo is telling us that she has had enough photo time today! She just wants to nap! " kjoyw, Aug 13

"Reflected on an old friend who helped me and stayed with me during a period of my difficult times 7 years ago. Feeling grateful for the friend and life." yuniverse, Aug 11

"Celebration of Independence day.. A very proud moment for all Indian. We celebrated it with children. " kmbhai, Aug 15

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Video of the Weekimage

"I know they are sick. I know they are going to die." Mohamed Bzeek has spent the past twenty years caring for terminally ill foster children, taking them to doctors' visits, tending to special needs, celebrating birthdays, and sacrificing sleep. When the Los Angeles county Department of Children and Family Services has a child who is not going to make it, he's the man they call. No one else will take them. But Bzeek doesn't just care for them; he loves them. Fearlessly. With all his heart. Knowing it will end in pain and loss. Of his current foster child, he says, "I know she can't hear, can't see, but I always talk to her. I'm always holding her, playing with her ... She has feelings. She has a soul. She's a human being." For Bzeek, these aren't just words; they're his life. [Source: KarmaTube]

Words of Wisdomimage

image Each Thing's Way, by Ray Grigg
Trouble is caused by people who think they are smart enough to improve things. First they try. When there is resistance, they push. Then they push harder until their intentions are lost in struggle and discord. Cunning and ingenuity make things worse. Go softly in the world. Place... Read more on

image Kitchen Teachings: Conversation with Cherri Farrell, by Richard Whittaker
Cherri Farrell teaches consumer and family science, a subject that used to be called home economics. She teaches at College Park High School in Pleasant Hill, California. Her curriculum is devoted largely to cooking and nutrition and it's also. Read More on

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Ring the bells that still can ring. Forget your perfect offering. There is a crack in everything. That's how the light gets in. Leonard Cohen

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