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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

Let America be America again.
Let it be the dream it used to be.
Let it be the pioneer on the plain
Seeking a home where he himself is free.

(America never was America to me.)

Let America be the dream the dreamers dreamed –
Let it be that great strong land of love
Where never kings connive nor tyrants scheme
That any man be crushed by one above.

(It never was America to me.)

O, let my land be a land where Liberty
Is crowned with no false patriotic wreath,
But opportunity is real, and life is free,
Equality is in the air we breathe.

(There’s never been equality for me,
Nor freedom in this “homeland of the free.”)

Langston Hughes
from “Let America Be America Again” in The Collected Poems of Langston Hughes

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