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Monday, January 9, 2017

Try Forgiveness as Your New Year’s Resolution

Author: Sandra M. Levy, Ph.D., M.Div.
Well here we are in a new year – a time for new beginnings, a time for resolutions – most of which we won’t keep, but just the same, important to make – to remind ourselves that we can be better if we really try.
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Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Is Social Media Draining Our Brains?

Author: Sandra M. Levy, Ph.D., M.Div.
I was at lunch the other day and noticed a couple at the next table – with each other – sort of – but both with their smart phones out doing their own thing. Exactly what David Brooks notes in a recent op-ed piece when he says, “You’re with the people you’re with, but you’re also monitoring the six billion other people who might be communicating something more interesting.” I find that sad.
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Saturday, December 3, 2016

San Antonio (St. Anthony!)

... and books galore

Author: Sandra M. Levy, Ph.D., M.Div.
A holiday journey brings thoughts of how reading books – both fiction and nonfiction – helps us make sense of the world, become better people by seeing how virtue is done, learning from others’ mistakes, growing in wisdom from the wise words and examples of others.
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Saturday, November 12, 2016

Post-Election Musings: I (We) Will Survive!

(Remember Gloria Gaynor?)

Author: Sandra M. Levy, Ph.D., M.Div.
Well here we are at Day Three post-election – and what a time we've had!
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Sunday, October 23, 2016

“The Whiskey Priest”

Graham Greene, Thomas Merton, and Sainthood

Author: Sandra M. Levy, Ph.D., M.Div.
There is plenty of evidence – both scientific and otherwise – that as we get older, we can grow in wisdom and compassion and the ability to love others in a less judgmental way.
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