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Updated: Mar 16, 2018
Queen Anne's lace on the edge of spring

While snowshoeing in rural Maine, Grace Brown took this shot of a lingering sprig of Queen Anne's Lace that survived the snow and sleet and dark of night. Wonderful and fascinating how something so delicate is still standing after months of harsh weather.
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Columns & Essays

Fear, prisoners and roses
Seeing beyond the superficial level
I’ve been reading Robert Sardello’s book, Freeing the Soul from Fear. Towards the end of the book, he posits that one of the ways we can surmount fear...
How Can We Practice Civil Discourse in the Public Forum?
Being friends in an age of enemies
It’s snowing hard in Maine this evening. Everyone who lives here will cope with it. It brings us into a single focus as people. The snowplow drivers and the police and ambulance workers serve everybody.
Separations and Connections
Thoughts about human communication
A while back my daughter and a dear friend of hers from New Zealand were talking and laughing during a Skype call. I walked through the room to get something and waved at the friend, over 9,000 miles away, who waved back.
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.

A Parliament of Quotes

Gerald May - The Process of Prayer

a quote from Shalem News, Winter 1984
Sometimes, instead of praying, I find myself thinking about praying; evaluating how I’m praying, figuring out what is proper or most effective. more

Mo' Bliss

Susun Weed teaches how to make sage honey

For decades wise-woman herbalist Susun Weed has been teaching how to make infusions, remedies, teas and more...

Wendell Berry -There are no sacred and unsacred places

There are no sacred and unsacred places; there are only sacred places and desecrated places. My belief is that our life and the world in it are conditional gifts.

Paroxysms of Bliss at Esidore’s Bistro@Night

After a short wait, we picked up our forks and had a bite of each—and melted into bliss. Well, we didn’t really melt, but my, oh my were we fully and entirely delighted!

Help the World

The World Needs Nature Commode

The wave of the future that will end the stinky blue liquid porta-potty experience! These are compost toilets that are portable. What a concept! Instead of water and chemicals, our toilets only use sawdust, locally sourced.

Remarkable Scientific Advances in 2017

New scientific advances in 2017 are beyond science fiction.

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.”
“The Epiphany of Zebediah Clump”
Watch our first film right here.

Stories & Poetry

Video: A Mystical Search for the Meaning of Crayons and White Paste ~ The first day of the first grade at age fifty-six

~ YouTube Video
How do we keep our enthusiasm as we attempt to grow spiritually and emotionally? As we get older and older in our life, should we feel depression and despair that our life is amost over, or is there a way to feel excited about each and every day?

In my sun-flecked drive to work

In my sun-flecked drive to work
I said I love you to a mailbox
with hand-painted flowers...

In winter the dawn sky

In winter the dawn sky
looks like pen and ink,

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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Fear, prisoners and roses
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The World Needs Nature Commode
Gerald May - The Process of Prayer
In my sun-flecked drive to work
In winter the dawn sky
How Can We Practice Civil Discourse in the Public Forum?
Video: Freedom of Speech and the Offense of Political Correctness
The Planet Has Shifted
I Heard My Cat Cry
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Separations and Connections
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