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Dare to be human

“Do you want a part in the Christmas nativity play?” James’ grade school teacher asked him.“Of course,” he answered. "You get to be Joseph," the teacher told him.James was proud, what with his friends having to be sheep and cows and such. "What are my lines?"…

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Open Heart

I spent last Wednesday with an animated group of teachers—St. Augustine’s in Vancouver, BC. Their retreat, before a new school year. Our topic, an invitation to create sanctuary, allowing us to honor habits that sustain our wellbeing. We began the…

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Talk to me like I’m a human

The shot is true, a low laser, past an outstretched goalie, into the corner of the net.  After he scores, Mr. Parker performs a joy-unrestrained airborne jig, and bumps torsos with another teammate as the fans dance and cheer, GOOOOOOAL! What makes this story so special?   Mr. Parker has only one leg.  The other was amputated during…

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