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Lessons from The Little Prince

  Once upon a time there was a famous writer named Antoine de Saint-Exupery whose country was being devoured by war and he fled to America, and there he felt helpless and lonely. Besides this, he was struggling with his marriage and also with the memory of the near-fatal crash of his airplane years earlier […]

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Beauty of the Butterfly: Letter to Maya Angelou

June 14, 2015 Dear Maya, How strange it will seem to my hearers and readers that I am writing a letter to one who can never literally receive it. You died just a little over a year ago. And yet, you seem very much alive to me. Once you said, “We delight in the beauty […]

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Building the World We Dream About

Last week I’m driving on 285 towards my home in Dunwoody and I see a police car on the far right flash on its strobe lights, launch itself into the stream of traffic, hone in on a car, lock on. The unhappy car slows to a stop, and just as I’m passing by (thanking my […]

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MOM Upside-Down is WOW

MOM upside-down is WOW. Or WoWoWoWoWoWoW. But what DOES that mean, other than sounding awesome? For me, the WOW is all about mother energy. Mother energy is like sunlight, and it fills the green leaves of our lives with joy, and we are filled with the juice of joy, and all we can do in […]

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Becoming Minimalist

Less is more. AMEN. [Pretend the sermon is over.] Blame Leslie Freymann—she put me up to that. She’s the UUCA member who won the Sermon-of-Your-Choice item at the Fun For Funds Auction this past November, and her passion is minimalism. She says, “I’ve always been into having a clean, mostly clutter-free house (from outward […]

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