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Who Am I?

“Safety Nets” and “Keep Out” Signs

Reflection by Mary E. Latela, June 22, 2017 This morning, the U.S. Senate distributed copies of their new “Trumpcare Bill” with its cutting of the safety-net programs such as Medicaid and Medicare, and bigger tax benefits for wealthy people. How … Continue reading

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Introducing Myself to a New Friend

Remember 9/11. We walked around numb, but we kept on. Living within 100 miles of NYC, we heard about the first plane after I taught a class in World Religions at a local community college. We were all told to … Continue reading

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June Jamboree

May your hands always be busy … May your feet always be swift…
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A Man’s Success

“A Man’s Success” reflection by Mary E. Latela, March 6, 2017 Have you ever read something and it linked somehow to a memory or a saying that has touched your heart?  I read a piece today by my friend @AnneLParrish, about men … Continue reading

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Freedom, Exercise of Rights

Civility in the Halls of Congress Statement by Mary E Latela, Febuary 8, 2017 We who are engaged in the future of our nation are jolted by incidents like the silencing of Senator Elizabeth Warren (D, MA)   This was the hearing … Continue reading

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Internat’l Holocaust Remembrance Day

Remembering the Holocaust, January 27, 2017 In 2005 the United Nations declared that at the end of January each year the world would mark Holocaust Remembrance Day. Elie Wiesel survived the Holocaust and he was known for leading others to remember … Continue reading

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Executive Orders without Footnotes

Executive Orders without Footnotes Reflection by Mary E Latela, 1/26/2017 In keeping with commitment to writing about post-March developments and inviting readers to share on Twitter, I scanned t   he twitter pages. It followed the weekend’s stunning women’s marches: “At least … Continue reading

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Intermission ~ Holy Week

Reflection by Mary E. Latela, November 30, 2016  

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What If Time Stops?

Reflection by Mary E. Latela, 11.22.16 Of course, I remember. I remember every detail. I was a college freshman, down in the commuter lounge waiting for friends and lunch. I remembered to call Aunt Rose to say “Happy Birthday!” She … Continue reading

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Democracy, Starting with the Truth

Reflection by Mary E. Latela, November 18, 2016   We are a people of stories. We learn about our families, our nation, about the world, from the stories transmitted to us. This has been a stressful time, this election season, … Continue reading

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