Category Archives: Japan

Paternity Test

My father let us see that love really is reciprocal. I helped him walk when he was ninety-nine, reassured him his journey made sense, made a difference, and had value greater than the gold of kings. When it came to the real paternity test, he passed with flying colors. Read more
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The Magic of Christmas Boxes

Much as I adore Christmas, I love Boxing Day almost as much. First, it’s a Christmas-extender, just like the 23rd is—a date I refer to as Christmas-Eve-Eve.

December 26th is Boxing Day with a wonderful tradition of its own. Observed in the U.K., Canada, Australia and New Zealand, it started as a day following Christmas when aristocrats, tasked with the welfare of those who worked on their estates, delivered boxes of food and gifts. In South Africa, the occasion evolved into the renamed Day of Goodwill in 1994, and in Ireland it’s called St. Stephen’s Day. The European tradition of giving gifts and money to those in need dates back to the Middle Ages.… Read more

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Father Love

Men who wear their hearts on their sleeves are stronger than they may appear.
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An Elevated View

A new anthology of writers-on-writing is published by Seven Oaks Publishing, featuring Mara Purl, Margaret Coel, and Laurie Wagner Buyer.
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Radiation and Radiating

While we handle our fears about radiation, we can make sure we're thinking generously and creatively about to help, and know our hearts are radiating love.
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Aftershocks and Seismic Creep

Seismic plates shift violently when there's resistance in the faultline. But in one area of the San Andreas, there's no resistance at all, and thus no earthquakes. Can we examine our hearts to see what we're resisting?
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Earthquake Healing on Faultline

Our hearts are broken for the people in Japan. While we think of ways to help earthquake victims, perhaps we can think metaphorically and use forgiveness to heal fault lines in ourselves and others.
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