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Updated: Jul 20, 2017
Woodland Friends

Woodland Friends - deer and heron

I was walking in Huntley Meadows Park, in Fairfax, Virginia, and saw a deer across the stream, grazing, illuminated by the afternoon sun. I stopped to take a photo. There was a flutter of wings, and a large heron landed close to the deer, and seemed to be greeting him by beating his wings. As I watched, I understood them to be friends. It was a joyful sight. Huntley Meadows Park, the largest park operated by the Fairfax County Park Authority, is located in the Hybla Valley area of Fairfax County, Virginia, south of the city of Alexandria. (Maureen Spagnolo) Click for larger image.
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Columns & Essays

New Latitude - Vantage Point
~ CD Review ~
I love the bright colors of the landscape artwork on the cover because it is a perfect reflection of this primary colored music.
Teresa Tudury - Such Fine Things
~ CD Review ~
I had the exceptional pleasure of first hearing Teresa Tudury at the Sweet Chariot Music Festival on Swan’s Island Maine in 2014. Her presence, her fluid and wild voice, guitar playing, humor and deep heart blew me away.
Can Humans Become Beings of Love?
What are we capable of, as human beings? Can we become perfect or divine or magnificent? We look at grand figures in history or fictional heroes and heroines and feel instinctively that that is how we should be. Yet, “becoming perfect” or growing beyond the “normal” status of humans is extraordinarily difficult. We may sometimes grumble, “Nobody’s perfect. We’re just human.”
The True Identity of Humans
The True Identity of Humans
How we view other humans is closely tied to how we view ourselves. Who are we? What is our identity? To me, this question is one of the central questions of life on earth. I believe that the answer goes far beyond opinions and belongs instead to the realm of scientific truth. As much as we can all finally agree that the world is round, I believe that one day we’ll all agree on a clear definition of the true identity of humans. The science that proves this will undoubtedly boggle our minds. Until then, I believe that the proof rests in our hearts.
Divine Writing Communion and the Joy of Living with God
There is also the question: “Who are you to receive a message from God? Only holy and special people can receive God’s messages.” To that, I say, “God lives in all of us and speaks to all of us.” I believe that it is now time to universally recognize that the indwelling God is equally available to all of us, without exception.
Saved by the Love of God
“No one can stop me from communicating with each and every human being. No one can stop me from whispering words of love to their souls, or embracing them continuously. No one can say that any individual is unworthy to be loved by me, or doesn’t have the ability to hear me and feel my loving presence.”
Smithfield Fair - Evermore
~ CD Review ~
One thing I must say about Smithfield Fair, they are prolific! They crank out the sounds, the songs, and the heart.
Moby Mashed Potato
I’ve just come in from shoveling snow from the third consecutive winter storm this week. This, with the cartilage-free zones of my knees which are about to be guillotined from my legs and replaced with metal and plastic joints next month.
Phil Vassar - American Soul
~ CD Review ~
From the opening chords of “American Soul” I was riveted. Phil has an epic room-filling style.
Rick Adams - Curves
~ CD Review ~
Rick makes me smile because he comes up with little ditties that crack me up. “Boss Ain't Here”, includes the lines:
Jubilant Bridge
Jubilant Bridge - A Bell, A Bird, A Star
~ a gem of a Christmas album ~
One can hardly listen to Christmas carols any more without thinking about credit cards, discounts and smartphone apps. That’s why this album is such a treasure...
Roland Pearsall - Sell Your Soul
~ CD Review ~
It is always impressive when a person creates an entire album playing all the instruments and performing all the singing parts by themselves...

A Parliament of Quotes

Ella Fitzgerald and Marilyn Monroe

How a friendship between two women helped the cause of Civil Rights
“I owe Marilyn Monroe a real debt … she personally called the owner of the Mocambo, and told him she wanted me booked immediately... more

Mo' Bliss

The New Peter Falkenberg Brown Website

We're delighted to announce that we have a new responsive "author" website at PeterFalkenbergBrown.com

The New World Community Press Website

We're delighted to announce that we have a new website for the World Community Press, at http://worldcommunitypress.com.

Mary and Her Best Friend

All we feel is admiration for the beautiful relationship shared by Mary and her beloved dog, Secret.

Help the World

Ai Weiwei's Lego Portraits of Freedom Activists

“They lost their freedom because they love freedom. They love freedom for other people and they love freedom for their nation.”

William and Michael Vanquish the Abominable Snow Mountains

The onset of heavy snow in deep Maine winter can be compared to that thing people say about a woman having a baby – that you forget what it’s like until it happens again.

The Re-Integration of Nature - Galen Fulford

Galen Fulford Biomatrix Water Systems creates floating filters that restore polluted water sources back to their original pristine condition. Watch this inspiration and very hopeful talk by Galen Fulford, Managing Director of Biomatrix.
“The Epiphany of Zebediah Clump”
Watch our first film right here.

Stories & Poetry

I Dreamed of England Returned to Herself

This note came from Mary Angela when she submitted this poem: "I wrote this poem after just looking at the beautiful indexes to my old anthologies on English literature... and I guess it got mixed in with all the immense tragedies that have lately befallen England both in London...

The Journey of Anhad

The chair was large, and as Anhad scrunched down into it and closed his eyes, the world around him felt far away. The sound of car horns faded, and even the cackle of the birds in the tree grew softer and more melodious. Sleep hugged him, and he sighed a huge sigh, a sigh of chocolate cake contentment and chores well done. It might have been the cake, or perhaps the beauty of the tree that waved at him as he slept, but on that particular day, Anhad began to dream, a dream unlike any other.

I Am Certain That Jesus Was Not That

I am certain that Jesus was not that
person walking down a dusty road
in an immaculate robe, in Cinemascope

From the Editors

Peter Falkenberg Brown and Kimmy Sophia BrownWe are still actively looking for volunteer contributing editors and writers to help build the Significato Journal to its next stage. Contact us for more info if you think you would like to write something about nectar for the soul.

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New Latitude - Vantage Point
Teresa Tudury - Such Fine Things
Can Humans Become Beings of Love?
Woodland Friends
I Dreamed of England Returned to Herself
The Journey of Anhad
The True Identity of Humans
Divine Writing Communion and the Joy of Living with God
Saved by the Love of God
I Am Certain That Jesus Was Not That
Smithfield Fair - Evermore
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