Category Archives: Board Contributors

A Special Peace Correspondent: The Coming Student Edition, by Elissa Tivona

With the snow recently melted, the first crocuses that break through packed patches of dirt seem, in a word, impossible. I am awed that nature understands how hungry the human heart is for the green promise of growing things. Those … Continue reading

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What I know for sure, by Andrea W. Doray

President’s Corner: What I know for sure by Andrea W. Doray There’s a line in “Brilliant Disguise,” a song by U.S. rock music artist Bruce Springsteen, that goes: “God have mercy on the man who doubts what he’s sure of.” … Continue reading

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Self-Compassion, A Bridge To Understanding, by Andrea W. Doray

  President’s Corner: Self-Compassion, A Bridge To Understanding by Andrea W. Doray In December 2016, the Dalai Lama spoke during the Emory-Tibet Symposium of Scholars and Scientists at the Drepung Monastic University in India. According to Atlanta-based Emory University, “the … Continue reading

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Why I can’t unsee what I’ve read about 9/11, by Andrea W. Doray

Why I can’t unsee what I’ve read about 9/11 by Andrea W. Doray   I haven’t watched the videos of the recent slayings of American journalists. I read the news accounts and the still photos were horrific enough for me, … Continue reading

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Bearing Witness, by Andrea W. Doray

Bearing Witness, On The Birthday of Eva Levine by Andrea W. Doray Last week, July 6, was Eva Levine’s birthday…July 6, 1916, to be exact, and I am writing here to commemorate this day. She was the second daughter of … Continue reading

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My Mother’s Funeral, A Review by Robert Kostuck

MY MOTHER’S FUNERAL by Adriana Páramo CavanKerry Press, 2013, 258 pp., $21.00, ISBN 1-933880-39-2 A Review, by Robert Kostuck In My Mother’s Funeral, Adriana Páramo slips between her mother Carmen’s life before children, her own childhood memories, and the present—wake, … Continue reading

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Searching for directions since 9/11, by Andrea W. Doray

Another September 11 has come and gone, but our shock and grief lives on. Here’s a real-time look at how 9/11 felt to me…then and now. Searching for directions since 9/11 By Andrea W. Doray Tuesday, September 11, 2001: Driving … Continue reading

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Transforming the World through Social Media, by Carmel Mawle

 Transforming the World through Social Media By Carmel Mawle If, like us, you wondered how Facebook’s decision to go public would affect your accounts. Now we know. It’s meant more ads, more data mining, more selling of our private information … Continue reading

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Weary of a Violent Vocabulary, by Andrea W. Doray

This spring, Writing for Peace looks at gun violence, as well as violence against women and other issues of women’s equality. Weary of a Violent Vocabulary by Andrea W. Doray  The other day, the building where I was working was … Continue reading

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Every Month is Women’s History Month, by Andrea W. Doray

 Every Month is Women’s History Month by Andrea W. Doray When I was little, yet old enough to start questioning the order of things, I asked my parents why we had a Mother’s Day and a Father’s Day, but no … Continue reading

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