Content Tagged ‘Change’

Inside Story

November 9, 2017 | Tags: , , , , , ,

“Every moment happens twice, inside and outside, and they are very different histories.” Zadie Smith Decades ago, when I was studying the who-what-when-where-why’s of journalism, we used to talk about getting the “inside story.” By this we meant the real story told by primary sources – people who experienced or witnessed the events first-hand. Today […]

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A Time for Sacred Stories

April 12, 2017 | Tags: , , , , , , , ,

We are in a sacred time. Whether celebrating Passover or preparing for Easter or praising the abundance of birdsong and buds bursting out everywhere, we are all in a sacred time marked by stories of rising and uprising, of liberation and new life, of hope and relief from tyranny, suffering and dormancy. Powerful transformative stories […]

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What to Trust In Times of Shadow and Light

February 3, 2017 | Tags: , , , , ,

I like to celebrate Groundhog Day. Not by visiting Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania to watch a bunch of white men in top hats gather around a groundhog known as Phil, but by remembering that regardless of whether Phil spots a shadow or not, the day traditionally marks the halfway point between winter solstice and spring equinox. It […]

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running into a new year

September 5, 2013 | Tags: , , ,

It seems fitting to write my first blog post during these early days of September when the Jewish new year begins with Rosh Hashanah and its celebration of creation and when the start of another school year is marked by so many newly sharpened pencils and clean, untattered notebooks. September has always seemed to me […]

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