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Month: June 2012

Voluntary Simplicity ?>

Voluntary Simplicity

“To live content with small means; To seek elegance rather than luxury, and refinement rather than fashion; To be worthy, not respectable, and wealthy, not rich; To listen to stars and birds, to babes and sages, with open heart; To bear all cheerfully, do all bravely, await occasions, hurry, never. To let the spiritual, unbidden, and unconscious, grow up through the common. This is to be my symphony.” – From Singing in the Living Tradition, by William Henry Channing I…

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Hunger Hits Home ?>

Hunger Hits Home

Tonight I watched a program on the Food Network called “Hunger Hits Home,” a special on childhood hunger in the United States. It was a very moving program and I found myself tearing up at many points. I have never been hungry. And what I mean is I have never gone without food because my family could not afford it. Growing up, I was fortunate enough to have fresh, healthy food cooked every night by my mom, and I never…

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