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When I was growing up, my parents were almost involved in various volunteer

When I was growing up, my parents were almost involved in various volunteer things. My dad was head of Planned Parenthood. And it was very controversial to be involved with that.
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The power of the work comes through this alchemical process in which the da

The power of the work comes through this alchemical process in which the darkness is transmuted into light, and the energy that was trapped in maintaining rigid social structures and unhealthy cultural conditioning becomes freed up and released.
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...the values ascribed to the Indian will depend on what the white writer f

...the values ascribed to the Indian will depend on what the white writer feels about Nature, and America has always had mixed feelings about that. At one end of the spectrum is Thoreau, wishing to immerse himself in swamps for the positive vibrations; at
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At first glance, the ball seemed to be an elegant success. However, re-eval

At first glance, the ball seemed to be an elegant success. However, re-evaluation would allow an observer to see more than a graceful party. Many well-thought plans highlighted what this really was: a marriage market.
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The universe is like a safe to which there is a combination but the combin

The universe is like a safe to which there is a combination but the combination is locked up in the safe.
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Well,’ I said, ‘Paris is old, is many centuries. You feel, in Paris, all th

Well,’ I said, ‘Paris is old, is many centuries. You feel, in Paris, all the time gone by. That isn’t what you feel in New York — ’He was smiling. I stopped.‘What do you feel in New York?’ he asked.‘Perhaps you feel,’ I told him, ‘all the time to come. Th
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And sometimes you realize the value of the rain by knowing how unreliable a

And sometimes you realize the value of the rain by knowing how unreliable and vanishing the rainbow is.
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With a more expansive stretch, there’s a better chance that I’ll be around

With a more expansive stretch, there’s a better chance that I’ll be around at the precise, random moment when one of my nephews drops his guard and solicits my advice about something private. Or when one of my nieces will need someone other than her paren
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Let your greatest possession be the ability to let go of any possession, jo

Let your greatest possession be the ability to let go of any possession, joyfully.
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We almost bumped into each other. But your eyes were down so you didn't kno

We almost bumped into each other. But your eyes were down so you didn't know it was me. And together we said it. "I'm sorry."Then you looked up. You saw me. And there, in your eyes, what was it? Sadness? Pain? You moved around and tried pushing your hair
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I hate the way they portray us in the media. If you see a black family it s

I hate the way they portray us in the media. If you see a black family it says they're looting, if you see a white family it says they're looking for food.
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Washington was no politician as we understand the word," replied Ratcliffe

Washington was no politician as we understand the word," replied Ratcliffe abruptly. "He stood outside of politics. The thing couldn't be done today. The people don't like that sort of royal airs.
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