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“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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The Handmaid’s Tale

Reflection on Margaret Atwood’s remarks in MSmagazine, summer 2017 Mary E. Latela, June 16, 2017 I recall feeling very shocked, yet alert, on first reading “The Handmaid’s Tale” some twenty years ago, in a lively book group led by a prof … Continue reading

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Kwan Yin, Goddess of Compassion

Kwan Yin – Compassionate Mother, Attending to those who are Suffering, the Feminine Face of Compassion Reflection by Mary E. Latela, M.Div., January 29, 2017 Two bunches of reeds, leaning against one another long enough they become connected. When Grandpa … Continue reading

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The Fear of Being Unneeded

Dalai Lama: Behind Our Anxiety, the Fear of Being Unneeded NYTimes OpEd by H.H. The Dalai Lama & Arthur C. Brooks, 11/4/2016 Reflection by Mary E. Latela 7/9/2017 This elegant op-ed piece is like a strong tonic, needed to build … Continue reading

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On Fire for Freedom

On Fire for Freedom by Mary E. Latela, November 3, 2014 We decided to join a political party when a young man came along, who seemed afire with enthusiasm for a better way, for a truly united nation, where people were not … Continue reading

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The Mystery of the Blue Heart

Mary E. Latela @LatelaMary October 10, 2016 THE MYSTERY OF THE BLUE HEART When Emily was a kindergarten girl, she was happy when her teacher said that for Mother’s Day, they were each going to make a mosaic. She explained … Continue reading

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