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Comfort Clothes Every fall and many winter days I go outside in my Western Stockman Outback Duster for another adventure in the wild city of Manhattan. I got the coat 20 years ago during a visit to Australia, havin…
Tell Me Your World: Why Are Humans Drawn to Stories? By Abraham Weitzman for Kidspirit's Storytelling and Narative Issue. I have one grandparent, my Papa Dan. He tells my family stories all the time. Most of his stories come from his decades of …
A Meditation on Hope and Despair In brainpickings.org, Maria Popova presents a soulful meditation and affirmation of Rebecca Solnit's revised 2016 edition of her collection of essays titled Hope in the Dark: Untold Histories, Wild …
Putting Others First Hindu Wisdom Life consists of these little things, and it is by putting other people first every day in a thousand little acts of kindness that we make ourselves perfect in love. — Eknath Easw…
Ant, Meet Moon By Julia Li for KidSpirit's Storytelling and Narrative Issue. Author's Note: In the original Chang’E legend, Chang’E and her husband Houyi are immortals living in heaven. When the Jade Emp…
John Berger, R.I.P. John Berger, a world-famous polymath — critic, artist, screenwriter, novelist, poet, dramatist, artist, commentator, and storyteller — died January 2, 2017, in the Paris suburb of Antony at the …
Mortality Is a Hot Topic Around the World Bernard Crettaz, the Swiss creator of the "death cafe" movement, has decided that it is time for leadership to pass to the next generation. Ten years ago after the death of his wife, this popular so…
Spiritual Approaches to Life Mystical Wisdom We are invited to approach our lives with the curiosity of a child, the heart of a mystic, and the voice of a prophet. — James Conlon in Beauty, Wonder, and Belonging Medica…
A Virtual Living Room Conversation Generally, when I consider online conversations, I think of stark polarization and echo chambers — people harshly judging others across differences or just connecting with those who are similar to…
"S" is for Silence “Silence is like a flame, you see?” —Marcel Marceau As a lover of words, I wonder why I am so drawn to the wordless worlds of music and dance and art. And then, there is mime, that p…