August 2011 Poem of the Month: The Place Where We Are Right

Posted by on 08.06.11 | 1 Comment
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Poem of the Month ~ August 2011 There’s an old adage and it goes like this: You can be right or you can be happy. Indeed!  Amichai’s poem inspired me to create, “The Little Mole Club.” Credo: Undermining Certainties; Radiating Happiness. Now Open!  New members being accepted every single day! The price of admission: All [...]

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Guest post~~Lessons from Penny: Thoughts on Home

Posted by on 07.15.11 | 2 Comments
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Guest post from Elizabeth Stauder.  Liz lives in Central Oregon, but even as a young adult, she knows that her home is the world.   She has just returned from living for eight months in Guatemala.  During the time she was gone, her beloved friend Penny, a beautiful Golden Retriever, who had come into Liz’s life as a puppy on [...]

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Please, vote me off this island

Posted by on 07.12.11 | 1 Comment
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Cartoon by David Sipress in The New Yorker From Dave Pollard’s Links for the Month of July on his blog ‘how to save the world’ Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Tweet about it Subscribe to the comments on this post




Guest post: Further down the slippery slope to truth

Posted by on 07.11.11 | 1 Comment
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Guest post from Bonnie Lamont.  Bonnie has posted poetry on the VTH in the past.  She lives as a vibrant 70-something in Bend, Oregon. Letting Go, and the Slippery Slope to Truth…. Four years ago I began a determined quest for truth, in a bitterly cold and bleak winter month.  I had designated this month [...]




Journal from the Heart of Ethiopia: Part 7

Posted by on 07.10.11 | No Comments
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Ethiopian Journal 6-16-11 Linda Johnson’s journals from Ethiopia.  See part 1 for more information. After nearly 3 days of frustration, Dick was finally able to fly to Rome to meet his wife.  He did a remarkable job of being productive while he was here for the extra days, but I could feel his strong desire [...]

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Amazon Cancer Books: Daydreams and Diaries as top selling!

Posted by on 07.10.11 | 1 Comment
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“Daydreams and Diaries” is the top selling new release cancer book on Amazon and among the top 100 cancer books overall, including ebooks, hardback and paperbacks. I am stunned.     –Tim Black Hot New Releases in Cancer The bestselling new & future releases in Cancer. (Learn more) 1. Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend [...]

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“Daydreams and Diaries” is published as an ebook

Posted by on 07.10.11 | 1 Comment
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Dear Virtual Teahouse readers: Some of you read entries I posted entitled “Daydreams and Diaries.” Last week it was published as an ebook at Untreed Reads, a California publisher. The authors are Taylor and Tim Black and it is available on Amazon and other sights as well as the publisher’s website, Untreedreads.com. After I signed [...]

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Journal from the heart of Ethiopia: Part 6

Posted by on 06.14.11 | No Comments
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Linda Johnson’s journals from Ethiopia.  See part 1 for more information. Ethiopian Journal 6-11-11 I haven’t written in a few days—have been coming down with an intestinal thing and have just been exhausted.  Will try to capture the highlights of the past few days. On Friday morning, Dick and I went to Black Lion Hospital, [...]

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Journals from the heart of Ethiopia, part 5

Posted by on 06.11.11 | No Comments
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Linda Johnson’s journals from Ethiopia.  See part 1 for more information. Ethiopian Journal 6-9-11 The past 48 hours have been incredible, challenging, and very emotional for me.  The best way I can think to describe it is when deepest dreams meet natural gifts to become reality.  More of an explanation is in order. The pace [...]

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Journals from the the heart of Ethiopia, part 4

Posted by on 06.11.11 | No Comments
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Linda Johnson’s journals from Ethiopia.  See part 1 for more information. Ethiopian Journal, June 6, 2011 I had yet another amazing night last night at dinner. We went for Italian food at a wonderful restaurant nestled in the midst of a large art gallery.  There were scads of oil paintings from prominent Ethiopian artists on [...]

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