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Daily Meditation: Life's Miracles

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 08.18.2014 | Religion

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these daily meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be par...

O Captain My Captain

Zachary Dominitz | Posted 08.12.2014 | Entertainment
Zachary Dominitz

I don't know what age we are when we truly understand that we die. We learn it early enough as fact, sure, as part of what happens on this human journey. And we go on to lose friends, relatives, teachers, icons. And still, it remains 'out there', removed, happening to other people, because we're still here.

Daily Meditation: The World Before You

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 07.09.2014 | Religion

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these daily meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be par...

How to Get Successfully Published TODAY: Big 5, Indy, or Self-Publish?

David Henry Sterry | Posted 07.07.2014 | Books
David Henry Sterry

It's the greatest time in history to be a writer. There are more ways to get published than ever before. While it's great to have so many options, it's also confusing. But when you break these many different ways down, they sort themselves out into just three primary paths.

Neymar's Quest, Müller's Blunderbuss, Oranje Power, Mercurial Messi, Yankee Doodle Dempsey... and, 'The Powerful Play Goes On'

Ashley Jude Collie | Posted 08.16.2014 | Sports
Ashley Jude Collie

The soccer gods must be smiling down on World Cup 2014, with bright, sparkling contests, a cascade of wicked goals, and a dash of controversy.

What's Your Story?

Mark Matousek | Posted 08.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Mark Matousek

We're determined in the time we have left to edit out the dishonest plots, tired characters, obsolete themes, and destructive story lines, the creaky set pieces that block us from feeling real. We want to know ourselves in the end and not be deceived by bad fiction.

Walt Whitman and Pennsylvania's Ascent Into the Impossible

Thom Nickels | Posted 07.29.2014 | Religion
Thom Nickels

The impossible happened a couple weeks ago when marriage for same sex couples became legal in the state of Pennsylvania.

Daily Meditation: Gliding

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 05.02.2014 | Religion

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these daily meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be par...

Finding Wisdom in a Fractured World

Harold Lloyd | Posted 06.05.2014 | Impact
Harold Lloyd

The wise person understands why we run from questions that we might not be able to answer, and why we wrongly avoid other obstacles or risks that we should face. Our default emotions have evolved to lament loss more than to celebrate gain.

Interview and Review: Son Keeps His Father's Legacy in Motion, While "Others" Try to Stop the Train

Isa Freeling | Posted 05.18.2014 | Arts
Isa Freeling

Traditional African patterns ornament the ovalescent center while the figure is surrounded at top and bottom with the inherited African motifs of the nation he was born to -- but what is inside Mr. Mitchell is boundless without physical context to distinguish him from any other.

By George!

Carl Fillichio | Posted 04.15.2014 | Books
Carl Fillichio

When I asked Secretary Shultz what books he thought shaped work in America, I didn't know what to expect for an answer. I assumed he'd suggest academic tomes; books I never heard of -- important books, yes ... but ones that are not particularly accessible. I was wrong.

It's Not a Game

Victor Burt | Posted 04.08.2014 | New York
Victor Burt

For 30+ years, what began as a few weekend games between employees from the Brooklyn Union Gas Co. and the Brooklyn Judicial Court grew into "morning runs."

Theaster's Way

Gina Athena Ulysse | Posted 04.06.2014 | Arts
Gina Athena Ulysse

Theaster Gates has been dubbed "the real-estate artist," "the opportunity artist," "an anthropologist, urbanist, activist -- the 21st-century artist,"...

The Spirit of Now

Roger Housden | Posted 03.17.2014 | Religion
Roger Housden

They are drawn to take the journey toward individuation rather than individualism, and for many, that journey is not just a progression toward a healthy ego--invaluable as that is in itself--but also an opening to the transcendent dimensions of human experience.

Letters of Note, Splendidly Noted

Nina Sankovitch | Posted 03.10.2014 | Books
Nina Sankovitch

Not only are the one hundred letters he chose to reproduce in the book great to look at, they are great to read, allowing experiences that are in turn transformative, moving, and inspirational (or chilling, in a few cases).

The Significance of Baseball for People Who Don't Care about Baseball

Tom Alderman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books
Tom Alderman

It's October and the boys of summer are heading for the World Series Fall Classic. So it's fitting to ask, what is it about this ball-and-stick game that is so deeply embedded in our culture -- with influence well beyond the actual sport of baseball?

Walt Whitman Said to Quit My Job

Ryon Harms | Posted 10.30.2013 | GPS for the Soul
Ryon Harms

Thirteen years later, I sat in my office working a rewarding job, earning a decent income for my daughter and our future. But after reading that poem I glanced back at the performance report on my desk and then stared blankly out my window.

Rolling Stone: A Case Against Censorship

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 09.18.2013 | Media
Warren J. Blumenfeld

While I do not place Rolling Stone necessarily in the category of the classics censored and banned throughout the history of ideas, I certainly advocate for the age-appropriate consumption of materials from which we may derive our own conclusions and our own ideas.

Wheelchair Wisdom: The Process of Creation

Linda Noble Topf | Posted 09.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Linda Noble Topf

Because I am an artist, my tremor reminded me of Auguste Renoir who, because of crippling arthritis, strapped brushes to his hands and painted with longer, more fluid strokes, resulting in some of his best works.

LOOK: America's Hidden Queer History

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rudolph | Posted 07.04.2013 | Gay Voices

After the historic moments that went down last week, what better way to celebrate Independence Day than looking into America's queer past? Whether...

The Gift

Terence Clarke | Posted 07.29.2013 | Books
Terence Clarke

It is a curse upon every artist to have to deal with being ignored by the public, and most artists are indeed so disdained. I whine about it every day, at least to myself.

Good Willow Hunting

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 05.22.2013 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

The sheer array of mediums and techniques used by Street Artists today distinguishes the current scene from the primarily aerosol-based graffiti scene...

Steadfastness

Mark Nepo | Posted 05.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Mark Nepo

This is a profound example of quiet integrity -- staying true to one's own nature and staying whole. Steadfastness, in its deepest regard, inhabits the resolve not to be persuaded or worn down to be something we are not.

10 Life Lessons From Walt Whitman

Evan Roskos | Posted 05.05.2013 | Books
Evan Roskos

I didn't fall in love with Walt Whitman as a teenager. I found his summersaulting sentences and meandering poems too much to get a handle on.

A Belated 2012 Reading List: Some Favorite Titles

Steve Heilig | Posted 04.08.2013 | Books
Steve Heilig

This is something of a belated "best of year" list, although there are some older titles I only got to last year included. An eclectic list, modestly offered -- a bit heavy on books on music, but many others, and perhaps something will strike the interest of other readers.