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Mark Nepo: The Appointment

Our final post in the “Week of Mark Nepo” series features Mark’s poem, “The Appointment.”  My favorite line is, “But soon you arrive at the edge of all your plans.” For me, it feels freeing – it speaks of the...
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Mark Nepo: “Accepting This”

The holidays interrupted my planned posts for the “Week of Mark Nepo” – a week dedicated to Mark’s poetry and his other writings.  Today, I returned to the last few posts to finish out the week. I was pleased to...
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Mark Nepo: The One Life We’re Given

The One Life We’re Given: Finding the Wisdom That Waits in Your Heart Here are Mark Nepo’s own words describing what he brings to his book, The One Life We’re Given, and what it can mean for you. Through personal...
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Mark Nepo: What it Means to Thrive

Some lucky New Yorkers will be able to see Mark Nepo at the Thrive Global Pop-up Store tonight.  Dec 15, 2016: Thrive Pop Up Store, What It Means to Thrive, A Publication Reading & Conversation, 7:00-9:00PM, 419 Broome Street, SOHO,...
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Mark Nepo: The Book of Awakening

The Book Of Awakening: Having The Life You Want By Being Present To The Life You Have — Mark Nepo This is a remarkable book.  It is deceptively simple – daily quotes, reflections and practices – and quietly powerful.  A...
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Lucille Clifton: “we are running”

Since the moment my friendship with Lucille began in 1989, I feel as if almost everything I’ve learned about life and love and being human (in this both wondrous and often terrifying world), I learned from her, my friend and...
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Week of Lucille Clifton: “What the Mirror Said”

Back in April for Poetry Month, Bill Murray was asked to share his favorite poems for Oprah Winfrey’s O Magazine.   Murray chose Lucille Clifton’s “What the Mirror Said” as one of his four favorite poems for the article. On his...
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Lucille Clifton: Poet and Teacher

Lucille Clifton believed in the liberating possibilities of learning – and she treasured the schools and teachers who invited and nurtured it. Her personal commitment to her students was unwavering and they in turn were deeply grateful for her incisive mind, her...
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Week of Lucille Clifton: “the river between us”

            the river between us in the river that your father fished my father was baptized.    it was their hunger that defined them, one, a man who knew he could feed himself if it all...
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Week of Lucille Clifton: “blessing the boats”

For our second post in the “Week of Lucille Clifton” — here is Kathleen Glaser’s reflections on Lucille Clifton’s “blessing the boats” from Teaching with Heart.         blessing the boats (at St. Mary’s) may the tide that...
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