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The Storm that Sets Us Free Written By: Maximiliano Zapata Like a storm that rages on the sea,
Isolated Diversity Written by: Olga Phaedra Pouppis In the Cypriot culture I have grown up in, “community” is perhaps one of the most important concepts.
Reclaiming Wonder I was perusing the courses offered by the School of Life in London, England, when I came across a promotion for "Reclaiming Wonder." The teacher was listed as Francesco Dimitri, a novelist and fanta…
Jazz and the Spirit of Democracy We believe that democracy as a way of life can be strengthened and deepened through spiritual practices — both those traditionally considered to be "inner work" and those that require active en…
Harry Chapin's America The first time I can remember musicians campaigning for a political candidate, the folk trio Peter, Paul and Mary were in a small park in Indianapolis on behalf of Lyndon Johnson. I remember they sa…
Building Empathy through Art The Minneapolis Institute of Art has received a $750,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and will use the money to create The Center for Empathy and the Visual Arts, or CEVA for short. …
Return to the River of Belonging O, Heraclitus, you wisest of philosophers: “Everything flows,” you say. “You can’t step into the same river twice,” you say. Yet we forget, don’t we?
Truly Connecting By Oscar Luckett At the very start of A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, James Joyce's fictional alter ego, Stephen Dedalus, reads through an index in the fold of his geography pamphlet.
The Language of Connection By Po-Ting (Duke) Lin Attending activities at local temples, directing prayers to the souls of our ancestors, gathering with family around round tables during the Lunar New Year, and visiting gr…
Running Instead of Living By Milagros Miltos What isolation made me discover is that I have been running instead of living.