The last day of 2011! The CSLCV community began our release of this year earlier this week at our Recharge on Wednesday service. One of the…Continue
Added by Terry Drew Karanen on December 31, 2011 at 9:39am — No Comments
I am often asked by my husband, “You know that was your out loud voice, right?” I have tried to learn over the years to put my brain into gear before putting my mouth into motion, but every so often I just get the order confused.
Using our out loud voice for our inside thoughts happens when we tell the truth without a filter or at least our truth at that time. What would it be like if we all told the truth consistently? Children and very old persons are the best examples of…Continue
Added by Terry Drew Karanen on December 15, 2011 at 8:01am — No Comments
It happens every year, but this year the shrill whining of the religious-right over “the secularization of Christmas” and how “traditional family values” are under siege has come to a nauseating crescendo.
Stupidity and intolerance seem to have become the new vogue in America’s mainstream, and never is that more apparent than during the winter holiday season. It seems this is the…Continue
I might have fared better if my first blog entry were something softer, more "warm and fuzzy", particularly in a region where "those confrontational Philly-types" are often eschewed... but what the hell...
At a time when incident after heartbreaking incident of suicide continues to occur, far too many of these young LGBTQ people seem to be unable to even imagine a future for themselves, where they will not be bullied, marginalised and disparaged. I believe…Continue
Added by Khenpo Gurudas Śunyatananda on December 12, 2011 at 2:30pm — No Comments
I have very few friends or acquaintances that are not over-scheduled or stressed-out because of the demands they have put on themselves. Like attracts like, so I too fall into that category more often than I would care to admit.
Please note that I did not blame this on the demands placed on us by others, but rather those that we place on ourselves. We have only ourselves to credit with being too busy, even if it was at the insistence of someone else that we do something. Why?…Continue
Added by Terry Drew Karanen on December 2, 2011 at 3:00am — No Comments