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Loving without Caring

Sounds like an oxymoron, no? In Martha Beck’s O Magazine article this month (“I Don’t Care”), she talks about the need for “detached attachment,” which counteracts the fact that “caring—with its shades of sadness, fear, and insistence on specific outcomes—is not love.” Her eye-opening exercise? Think about it.  Your loved one’s change would be icing […]

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Quirky Assignments To Make You See the World In a New Way

For seven years, writer and filmmaker Miranda July and artist Harrell Fletcher maintained a site called Learning to Love You More, where they posted creative assignments “to inspire people to see the world in new ways.”  The site has since been taken over by the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art’s permanent collection (so you […]

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Gospel of Green

I’ve talked about this before–my confusion as to why being green and being a Christian is incompatible.  For so it seems. There is a wonderful article by Meredith Bryan in O Magazine’s July 2010 issue. It’s called “A Greener Calling.”  It begins, “Windsor Castle, the bucolic weekend retreat of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II and her […]

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On the Difficulty of Writing

Finally. The truth, as I know it, about writing. Junot Díaz, who wrote the 2008 Pulitzer Prize-winning book The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, splays it all out, in O Magazine’s November 2009 issue.  You can read it here. Some writers might disagree.  Some writers may sit down every morning, to be met with […]

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I figured it was as good a time as any to offer up some lovely snippets of things I’ve read or heard in the past few days. I received a funny e-mail from my friend Sara yesterday.  She informed me that her daughter Hannah’s question for the day was, “Did God have parents, or was […]

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