Monthly Archives: January 2013

Religion as the Basis of Identity in “The Day Nina Simone Stopped Singing”

from Gender, Politics, and Global Cultures The rocky identity she had tried to conform to throughout the war could not survive in a world without war. The journey of life is made up of obstacles and beliefs that help us … Continue reading

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Let America Be America Again – Langston Hughes

Let America be America again. Let it be the dream it used to be. Let it be the pioneer on the plain Seeking a home where he himself is free. (America never was America to me.) Let America be the … Continue reading

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Les Misérables and a life-changing encounter

America: The National Catholic Review – January 7-14, 2013 by Rev. Charles Klamut, a priest of the diocese of Peoria, Illinois. Twenty years ago, I met an extraordinary man who changed my life. He softened my heart, awakened my imagination … Continue reading

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The Positive Power of Negative Thinking

Both ancient philosophy and modern psychology suggest that darker thoughts can make us happier. Something positive to consider during these dark days! Excerpted from The Wall Street Journal – Oliver Burkeman – December 7, 2012 [To cope with uncertainty and … Continue reading

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Who was Muhammad…really?

Religion Dispatches – January 5, 2013 – Q & A The First Muslim: The Story of Muhammad, Lesley Hazleton, Riverhead Books , 2013 Lesley Hazleton reported on the Middle East from Jerusalem for more than a dozen years, and has written for Time, … Continue reading

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Nonprofits Call Cliff Deal a Victory on Giving Incentives

Nonprofit officials declared a victory in their advocacy to preserve the charitable tax deduction after Tuesday’s Congression­al vote to avert the fiscal cliff. But they remain frustrated that Congress did not resolve the $55-billion in federal spending cuts that are … Continue reading

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What’s in the Tax Deal? (simple break down)

Jan 2, 2013 ThinkProgress After weeks of tense negotiations and drama (a detailed blow-by-blow can be found here), Congress finally managed to solve at least part of its latest manufactured crisis. After the country had technically already gone over the … Continue reading

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Judy Haines-Hricik

Judy Haines-Hricik is a pianist, singer/songwriter originally from the Warren/Youngstown, OH area where she performed with many talented musicians. She led a band called “Tangled Harmony” and performed with the duo, “True Colors”. Judy moved to Cleveland, OH in 2010 … Continue reading

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