Author: Barbara

Apeirogon By Colum McCann

This novel is based on an exceptional true story about the relationship between two men, Bassam Aramin, a Palestinian Muslim, and Rami Elhanan, an Israeli Jew.  The Aramins and the Elhanans suffer in the aftermath of the violent deaths of their daughters.  Rami’s daughter, Smadar, was killed when three young Palestinian men detonated suicide belts

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Raptor Resource Project

I discovered this site because I receive group e-mails from a cousin who is now home schooling her young two daughters due to the coronavirus.  Their grandmother sent this site for the children.  I spent hours yesterday checking on this pair of eagles hatching their eggs.  It can take up to 24 hours or more

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Advent Meditation

I was moved to write my response to a Bible study I attended.  While my Christianity is nontraditional, it is my religious background.  I attended seminary in my 40’s to try and  understand Christianity at a deeper level.  I love the Bible and its great stories.  I am grateful for a space to share my

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Art in Action: Global Climate Crisis

You all may know that the global climate strike that is happening September 20 in anticipation of the UN Climate conference.  I hope everyone will participate!  Here is motivation:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=23&v=Vw58ckJdDmI.  If you don’t know about Greta Thunberg, this climate conversation is a must.  If you do know about her, you’ll love hearing her talk with

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