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“We Just Want TO BREATHE!!”

As hundreds of peaceful protestors gathered yesterday in the heart of Colonial Williamsburg, this chant resounded: “WE WANT TO BREATHE!” Remembering George Floyd: “I CAN’T BREATHE!” Why is it difficult for some of us, specifically African Americans, to breathe? Racism. … Continue reading

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An (inspirational) Song for Saturday

“I want to see the world united and learn to live as one…” Here’s a powerfully inspirational song that resonates today from Playing for Change, an organization that promotes social change by uniting musicians from around the world. (Email readers, … Continue reading

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#BlackoutTuesday #theShowMustBePaused

In response to the deaths of George Floyd and other black lives lost unjustly, today members of the music industry are highlighting the inequality that exists “from the boardroom to the boulevard” by pausing to reflect what can be done … Continue reading

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A Prayer for Pentecost (& every day!)

On this Pentecost Sunday may the Holy Spirit fill us with unifying Love and Peace – the powerful peace of Jesus Christ that transcends all understanding. “Breathe in me Spirit of God, that I may think what is Holy. Drive … Continue reading

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Peace and Understanding

“Fear cuts deeper than swords.” George R.R. Martin This redhead understands what it’s like to be afraid. As a survivor of violence (as posted here previously:#MeToo) I experienced feelings of abject terror, even in broad daylight. For years fear fractured … Continue reading

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Wearing a mask (in good company!)

As my brother and I meandered around downtown Williamsburg on Monday we spotted a Special Someone wearing a mask… Thomas Jefferson! As one of our country’s founders (he wrote the Declaration of Independence) Thomas Jefferson is highly esteemed in these … Continue reading

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Memorial Day: Rest In Peace

“Our flag does not fly because the wind moves it. It flies with the last breath of each soldier who died protecting it.” Anonymous On Memorial Day we remember all those in the military who sacrificed their lives throughout our … Continue reading

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Raindrop Blues vs. Having Fun in the Rain

“Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass. It’s about learning to dance in the rain.” Vivian Greene It’s been raining here the whole week, the ENTIRE WEEK. We are not used to rain every day here in the … Continue reading

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Hope: A Renewable Option

It’s hard at times to maintain a hope-filled attitude, especially when things drag us down in the mud of ineptitude. But, the point of hope is to keep trying. To keep hoping. To do our bit. To look for hope … Continue reading

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Motivated Butterflies…

Spreading a little butterfly happiness around today… “Happiness is a butterfly, which, when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp; but which, if you sit down quietly, may alight upon you.” Nathaniel Hawthorne Sometimes we need to open our hearts … Continue reading

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