Monthly Archives: November 2013

Violence against women: our most shameful secret

One in three girls worldwide will, in her lifetime, suffer violence directed at her simply because she is female. Violence against women is not just a women’s issue because that woman is someone’s grandmother, mother, sister, daughter, other family member … Continue reading

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No Longer Vulnerable

“Waking up every day and loving someone who may or may not love us back, whose safety we can’t ensure, who may stay in our lives or may leave without a moment’s notice, who may be loyal to the day … Continue reading

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The Next War

Poetry can be moving in many different ways. WW1 poet Wilfred Owen’s works are some I like the most. On 4 November 1918, Owen was killed while attempting to lead his men across the Sambre Canal at Ors. The news … Continue reading

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released from optimism

Originally posted on born by a river:
I sort through the vestiges of a past life.  A fifth grade report card.  Figure skating trophies. A yellowed love letter.  Photographs. I have literally carried this box of memories with me for…

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Doubt. — Suspending Disbelief is the Cure.

Originally posted on mommyverbs:
If you could create a painless, inexpensive cure for a single ailment, what would you cure and why? Doubt. I would cure … doubt. Because doubt is the thing that keeps us from trying. Doubt is…

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