September 20, 2020

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Last Stop on Market Street

Resources

Percy Wakes Me by Mary Oliver

On Being Podcast: Sharon Brous – Days of Awe

One Being Podcast: Rachel Naomi Remen – The Difference Between Fixing and Healing

Manifesto: The Mad Farmer Liberation Front By Wendell Berry

Quotes

“When you plant lettuce, if it does not grow well, you
don’t blame the lettuce. You look for reasons it is not
doing well. It may need fertilizer, or more water, or
less sun. You never blame the lettuce. Yet if we have
problems with our friends or family, we blame the other
person. But if we know how to take care of them, they will
grow well, like the lettuce. Blaming has no positive
effect at all, nor does trying to persuade using reason
and argument. That is my experience. No blame, no
reasoning, no argument, just understanding. If you
understand, and you show that you understand, you can
love, and the situation will change”
Thich Nhat Hanh

“The line separating good and evil passes not through states, nor between classes, nor between political parties either — but right through every human heart — and through all human hearts. … And even within hearts overwhelmed by evil, one small bridgehead of good is retained.”Alexander Solzhenitsyn

September 13, 2020

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The Rabbit Listened

Quotes

“To be a people of renewal is to ask not simply, “How do I refresh?” but also “How do I return?” The challenge of life is not just about moving forward but moving forward without losing touch with all we hold dear.” – Rev. Scott Tayler

“Just as grief work is a process by which bereaved persons unblock their numbed energies by acknowledging and grieving the loss of a loved one, so do we all need to unblock our feelings of despair about our threatened planet and the possible demise of our species. Until we do, our power of creative response will be crippled.” – Joanna Macy

“When the crowded Vietnamese refugee boats met with storms or pirates, if everyone panicked all would be lost. But if even one person on the boat remained calm and centered, it was enough. It showed the way for everyone to survive.” – Thich Nhat Hahn

Other Resources

The Book of Awakening by Mark Nepo

“Wild Geese” by Mary Oliver

Unlocking Us Podcast – episodes on March 19 and September 2

September 6, 2020

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Thank You, Helpers 

Other Resources

To Be Of Use – Marge Piercy https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/57673/to-be-of-use

August 30, 2020

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Here We Are – https://www.amazon.com/Here-We-Are-Living-Planet/dp/0399167897

Other Resources

World as Lover, World as Self

The Peace of Wild Things –https://www.scottishpoetrylibrary.org.uk/poem/peace-wild-things-0/

August 23, 2020

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After the Fall (How Humpty Dumpty Got Back Up Again) – https://www.amazon.com/After-Fall-Humpty-Dumpty-Again/dp/1626726825

Quotes

Kamala Harris – “The constant chaos leaves us adrift. The incompetence makes us feel afraid. The callousness makes us feel alone.”

Pablo Casals – “Throughout my career, nervousness and stage-fright have never left me before playing. And each of the thousands of concerts I have played at, I feel as bad as I did the very first time.”
A
nd still, he kept on. Even when he was 90 years old, Casals practiced for four or five hours every day. Someone asked him why at his age, he still worked so hard on the music, and he responded, “Because I think I am making some progress.

Pema Chodron – Finding the courage to go to the places that scare us cannot happen without compassionate inquiry into the workings of ego… Openness doesn’t come from resisting our fears but from getting to know them well.”

August 16, 2020

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AntiRacist Baby – https://www.amazon.com/AntiRacist-Baby-Ibram-X-Kendi/dp/0593110412

August 9, 2020

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Whimsey’s Heavy Things – https://www.amazon.com/Whimsys-Heavy-Things-Julie-Kraulis/dp/1770494030

Quotes

Muriel Rukeyser – “The universe is made of stories, not atoms.”

Father Richard Rohr – “Pain that is not transformed is transmitted.”

Rachel Naomi Remen – “Wounding and healing are not opposites. They’re part of the same thing. It is our wounds that enable us to be compassionate with the wounds of others. It is our limitations that make us kind to the limitations of other people. It is our loneliness that helps us to to find other people or to even know they’re alone with an illness. I think I have served people perfectly with parts of myself I used to be ashamed of. ”

August 2, 2020

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The Youngest Marcher – https://www.simonandschuster.com/books/The-Youngest-Marcher/Cynthia-Levinson/9781481400701

Readings/Other Resources

Dr King’s Ware Lecture – https://www.uua.org/ga/past/1966/ware

Dr. King’s Letter from the Birmingham Jail – https://www.africa.upenn.edu/Articles_Gen/Letter_Birmingham.html

Rep. John Lewis on good trouble – https://time.com/5087349/why-getting-into-trouble-is-necessary-to-make-change/

Member Reading List from July 19 Slideshow

The Reader

The Help

Becoming

So you want to talk about race

Brilliant Beacons

White Kids

The House of the Gerulean Sea

Finding Meaning

White Fragility

Deacon King Kong

A New Earth

Say Something!

Kept Animals

Conflict Resolutions for Holy Beings

Pale Rider

Down the Great Unknown

Ghosthunters and the Incredibly Revolting Ghost

Between the World and Me

What is Owed

The Warmth of Other Suns

My Grandmother’s Hands

A Thousand Mornings

A Death at Tollgate Creak

A Woman of No Importance

The Club

Inheritance

Maniac Magee

Two Old Women

Normal People

Beguiled

The Eyes of Gray Wolf

Stamped from the Beginning

Billionaire’s Vinegar

America’s First Daughter

Les Miserable

The Testament

Puppy Bible

Braiding Sweetgrass

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

notes from a small island

Bridging Worlds

Miles from Nowhere

Strength in the Storm

The Uninhabitable Earth

The Institute

The Stone Sky

Devils Tower-Stories in Stone

Go Dog Go!

Good Time Girls

Little Weirds

Prayer to the Universe

Americanah

The Art of Living

The New Class War

The Black House

Antiracist Baby

The Way of Gratitude

American Harvest

How Long ’til Black Future Month?

En el tiempo de las mariposas

Best American Science Fiction Fantasy 2019

Everything Here Is Beautiful