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vol. 9, num. 24 :: 2010.12.31 — 2011.01.13

For some, the turning over of the calendar is an opportunity to embrace a transition to something new, while for others, major life changes don’t follow the calendar year quite so neatly. This issue features stories of newness: new places, new people, new jobs, new limitations, new identities and more.

 

Feature

Living like Grandma

Learning to be at peace in all circumstances from a matriarch's example.

A word from Rosie and a cup of tea

On learning how to be present in each moment of every year of life.

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Editorial

Break on through to the other side

On learning to take a break without fear.

Articles

The soldier’s story

An account of a mysterious disappearance from a member of Herod's army.

A cleaning and a prayer

An unexpected lesson in learning to pray through the fear of loss.

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The grace of time

On making space for transition in our New Year's resolutions.

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A brand new year, but the same old me

For better and for worse, some things never change.

A wild ride

A reflection on the one-year anniversary of a major injury.

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In case you missed it the first time

The sound of transition

A move to Pennsylvania from Michigan inspires a meaningful mix CD.

Trying softer

Ten things I have unsuccessfully willed myself to do (or not do).

Thanks for love

On discovering that perfectly imperfect someone.

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Weaving the web

This I Used to Believe

Stories of people forced to let go of their firmly held beliefs.

 

Leaving Plato’s Cave with a New Soul

Samantha Curley on Yael Naim’s music video about self-discovery.

 

Taste a better way and move towards it

Aiden Enns on the origins and inefficient ambitions of Geez Magazine.

 
 

Columns

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RESET: The Poetry Series

Announcing a 2011 commitment to create a poem an issue.

daily asterisk

It is useless to try to adjudicate a long-standing animosity by asking who started it or who is the most wrong. The only sufficient answer is to give up the animosity and try forgiveness, to try to love our enemies and to talk to them and (if we pray) to pray for them. If we can’t do any of that, then we must begin again by trying to imagine our enemies’ children, who, like our children, are in mortal danger because of enmity that they did not cause. We can no longer afford to confuse peaceability with passivity. Authentic peace is no more passive than war. Like war, it calls for discipline and intelligence and strength of character, though it calls also for higher principles and aims. If we are serious about peace, then we must work for it as ardently, seriously, continuously, carefully, and bravely as we have ever prepared for war.

Wendell Berry
“A Citizen’s Response” in Citizenship Papers

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