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How Do We Achieve World Peace?

I’ve decided I will end my memoir with SGI President Ikeda’s quote about human revolution. In his preface to the novel The Human Revolution, President Ikeda writes, “A great human revolution in just a single individual will help achieve a change in the destiny of a nation and further, will enable a change in the destiny…
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Why the Violence? Moving Toward a More Peaceful Society

Last night I watched a CNN news story about a retired sheriff who killed a man in a Florida movie theater simply for texting during the previews. The Florida Pasco County Sheriff stated to Piers Morgan, “guns don’t kill people — people with guns kill people…If we could deal with the mental health and substance abuse…
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Absolute Victory! Challenging the Voices

I’ve been having a hard time dealing with the voices over the past few days. It seemed to start last Friday morning when I went to visit one of my new Buddhist friends a few miles away. We had set up a time to chant together with another woman at 10am that morning. Since it…
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Time with Family

I visited my parents for two weeks over the holidays in Colorado. It was cold yet sunny. It snowed once, but only a few inches and we swept up the powder in the driveway and sidewalk the next morning with a broom. My brother and his family came as well. We haven’t spent Christmas together…
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New Memoir! Life as a Peace Corps Volunteer in the Dominican Republic

Peace Corps Dominican Republic: A Quixotic Way of Life in a Mas o Menos World.  Un cargo para la vida, una busqueda por sentido, un trabajo de voluntad. A charge for life, a search for meaning, a work of will. Since my current memoir manuscript is in the hands of my editor until late January,…
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