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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.

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What happened was, I got the idea in my head –- and I could not get it out –-that college was just one more dopey, inane place in the world dedicated to piling up treasure on earth and everything. I mean treasure is treasure, for heaven’s sake. What’s the difference whether the treasure is money, or property, or even culture, or even just plain knowledge? … Sometimes I think that knowledge –- when it’s knowledge for knowledge’s sake, anyway –- is the worst of all…. I don’t think it would have all got me quite so down if just once in a while — just once in a while — there was at least some polite little perfunctory implication that knowledge should lead to wisdom, and that if it doesn’t, it’s just a disgusting waste of time! But there never is! You never even hear any hints dropped on a campus that wisdom is supposed to be the goal of knowledge. You hardly ever even hear the word “wisdom” mentioned! 

Franny
in J.D. Salinger’s Franny and Zooey

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