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Vol/Num: 2017-002
Jul 5, 2017

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"I know a bank where the wild thyme blows, Where oxlips and the nodding violet grows, Quite over-canopied with luscious woodbine, With sweet musk-roses and with eglantine." This quote from William Shakespeare really expresses the beauty and bounty of summer. We hope these pages uplift your soul along with the yellow beams of sunshine, the cooling forest greens and the bright calm of the summer sky. Thanks for checking in with us.

(By the way, we haven't sent out a newsletter as soon as we would have liked because I just went through two total knee replacement surgeries, and between the meds and the pain I was in no condition to create anything. Thanks for your patience! - Kim)

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/help-the-world/
Ai Weiwei's Lego Portraits of Freedom Activists
Unique art exhibit featured at Hirshhorn Museum in Washington, DC
Jun 30, 2017
“They lost their freedom because they love freedom. They love freedom for other people and they love freedom for their nation.” more



/columns/culture-of-kindness/
Can Humans Become Beings of Love?
by Peter Falkenberg Brown
Jun 28, 2017
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.” more



/bliss/a-parliament-of-quotes/
Ella Fitzgerald and Marilyn Monroe
How a friendship between two women helped the cause of Civil Rights
Jun 28, 2017
“I owe Marilyn Monroe a real debt … she personally called the owner of the Mocambo, and told him she wanted me booked immediately... more



/bliss/front-page-images/
Woodland Friends
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.
Jun 27, 2017



/stories/poetry/
I Dreamed of England Returned to Herself
by Mary Angela Douglas
Jun 21, 2017
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... more



/stories/short-stories/
The Journey of Anhad
by Peter Falkenberg Brown
Jun 10, 2017
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. more



/bliss/an-exaltation-of-creativity-and-bliss/
The New Peter Falkenberg Brown Website
May 29, 2017
We're delighted to announce that we have a new responsive "author" website at PeterFalkenbergBrown.com more



/columns/culture-of-kindness/
The True Identity of Humans
The True Identity of Humans
by Peter Falkenberg Brown
May 21, 2017
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. more



/columns/culture-of-kindness/
Divine Writing Communion and the Joy of Living with God
by Peter Falkenberg Brown
May 5, 2017
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. more



/columns/culture-of-kindness/
Saved by the Love of God
by Peter Falkenberg Brown
May 4, 2017
“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.” more



/bliss/an-exaltation-of-creativity-and-bliss/
The New World Community Press Website
Apr 25, 2017
We're delighted to announce that we have a new website for the World Community Press, at http://worldcommunitypress.com. more



/stories/poetry/
I Am Certain That Jesus Was Not That
by Mary Angela Douglas
Apr 16, 2017
I am certain that Jesus was not that
person walking down a dusty road
in an immaculate robe, in Cinemascope more



/columns/musicviews/
Smithfield Fair - Evermore
~ CD Review ~
by Kimmy Sophia Brown
Mar 17, 2017
One thing I must say about Smithfield Fair, they are prolific! They crank out the sounds, the songs, and the heart. more



 

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