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Oh-So-Awkward in Prison.

    By Marcee Murray King Any hours sitting in a prison are too many, but I still feel like I have spent far, far too many hours of my life here. There is the preparation for going: Clothes have to be loose enough, not revealing, no leggings, no underwire bras…a checklist to complete. Driving to prison and arriving to the razor wire and guard towers scares me, as does going through the visitor clearance, being searched and going through the metal detector. Passing through the heavy locking doors with the finality of the loud click as it closes...

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Begin Again. {Poetry}

    By Elizabeth Eilers Sullivan New year fresh as fallen snow Layered atop—previous year’s waters seeped into the ground beneath The sky above Expansive and deepened Horizon to center to vanishing point Land of living skies And ground of deepened snow Step lightly, gentle strength, rising up Pressing down No fallen snowflake ever the same. The poem before the page.       Elizabeth Eilers Sullivan, MA, MFA, is a writer, SourcePoint Therapy practitioner and SomaYoga teacher. With four young boys, adventure and learning to live well while supporting others in health is a joy. Yoga, writing and...

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Turning a Blind Eye to Violence.

    By Ty Phillips   Ten years as a bouncer in downtown nightclubs exposed me to all kinds of human…vice. I’d busted fingers, noses, heads and even had my own attitude handed back to me in spades on occasion. That’s how it goes though—you win some, you lose some. As a bouncer, you want to win more than you lose though. They weren’t paying me to get beat up. They were paying me to be heavy handed enough to scare off unwanted elements. I liked my job. I liked the money and the women. What I liked most,...

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2015: A Time to Dance.

By Dana Gornall   I wasn’t always an introvert. There is a running joke in my family that when I was small, my dad just had to point to a designated space, call it a stage and I would gleefully run and stand in the middle of it and dance. Sure, I was shy by nature, but there was a part of me that craved at least a small fraction of the limelight. I have a memory that is cloudy—like one of those flashback montage’s you see in a sitcom—but the feeling left from it is still there and ever...

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Teaching Kids to Meditate: Things I Have Learned.

  By Daniel Scharpenburg Some people say meditation isn’t helpful to children. I humbly disagree. A brief back story: I created a meditation for kids from the ages of five to ten at the Rime Buddhist Center in Kansas City, Missouri. This is really something I fell into because the people in charge of the children’s program left. While I didn’t create this program, I was in charge of it for several years now and I made plenty of changes to make it my own. I’ve heard that most Buddhist temples don’t have programs for children. I’m not sure if...

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