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Not All Those Who Wander Are Lost: Why Are We Still Talking? Do Something!

How can we go around the world and saying that we’re the bastions and the light of freedom throughout the world, when we marginalize people within our own country and our own society? –from Baldemar Velasquez in an interview with Bill Moyers about the ongoing David vs. Goliath struggles to ensure fairness for American farm […]

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Not All Those Who Wander Are Lost: Getting Back on the Horse

“¦you begin to meet people who are in the field of your bliss, and they open the doors to you. I say, follow your bliss and don’t be afraid, and doors will open where you didn’t know they were going to be. —from The Power of Myth by Joseph Campbell

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Not All Those Who Wander Are Lost: Gracie

“¦her heart was learning to lie down forever”¦ from Dog’s Death by John Updike, 1958 “¦She made her stiff legs trot and let her bent tail wag”¦ from Another Dog’s Death by John Updike, 1985

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Not All Those Who Wander Are Lost: May Is the Cruelest Month

It turns out that “¦ danger and noise ““ the perception of danger ““ causes these animals’ heart rates to plummet ““ particularly the juveniles ““ and that really super-slow heart rate keeps them still, and that’s probably protective. It’s an anti-predation response. “¦ It turns out that animals and humans are equipped not with […]

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Not All Those Who Wander Are Lost: Carry On

Allison Reynolds: You do everything everyone tells you to do and that is a problem. Andrew Clark: Okay, fine, but I didn’t dump my purse out on the couch and invite everyone into my problems. -from The Breakfast Club (1985)