Reflections – January 3, 2022

Fitting liberatory lessons into limited timeframes

within little boxes on semester syllabi

as critical resources once available without cost

disappear from the internet

is becoming an ever-more challenging,

time-consuming undertaking

but it’s still worth the effort

even though I may not be here

to see whether my work matters

in dawning new years yet to come


sunny morning march 2019


Sending gratitude to all of my dear blogging friends

for your friendship and support over the past years

along with my blessings for the new year

25 thoughts on “Reflections – January 3, 2022

  1. Wishing you the best (as you always give the best to others) for 2022. How disturbing that liberatory resources vanish from the internet when it seems that when it comes to ugly materials cyberspace is forever. much love to you.

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words, dear friend. Disappearing materials are disturbing! I have spent hours checking links for the courses that begin in a few weeks and trying to find replacements for important sources that have vanished, like “The Deadly Deception” documentary about the Tuskegee syphilis study. It’s especially relevant these days. The challenge has made me realize how important it is for students to have access to missing pieces of history that they need to know!

      Sending much love to you, too. 💜


  2. Dear Carol,
    Wishing you and all your dear ones a very Happy New Year.
    Although uncertain times continue, we hope you will be blessed with good health, happiness and love throughout the year and beyond. Thank you always, for sharing your thoughtful and thought-provoking writing and images.

    All best always,

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    1. Dear Takami, thank you so much for your kind words and friendship over the years. And thank you, also, for the beauty and wonder you share with others. Your exquisite photos have continued to amaze me. Your masterful art conveys the essence of who living beings are within their natural settings in such delightful ways.

      Wishing you and your family a new year filled with blessings. May we all learn to see the beauty you share and learn to live wisely and peacefully to preserve and honor life. 💜

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  3. Here it is, another year is here for us to share. Share our love, share our life, share whatever
    it is that we feel draws us closer to the light. May it be with smiles and hugs.
    Sending blessings to you Carol for this shinny new year!

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    1. Dear Joan, it is so good to hear from you! Thank you so much for your lovely comments, and for reconnecting. It was exciting to visit your newer blog and learn that you have a second edition of your book, that progress that has been made to overturn wrongful convictions, and to see the well-deserved recognition you have been receiving for your work. Wishing you and your family a wonderful new year, dear friend. 💜


  4. Wonderful photo of the frost covered window looking out on your sleeping yard. Thank you for the well wishes and sending the same back to you. All the very best friend! Bob

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    1. It’s a gift to hear from you, Bob. Thank you for your kind words and well-wishes, dear friend. It’s also a gift to see your breathtakingly beautiful photos of mountains, the night sky, and family adventures. Sending my best wishes to you and your lovely family. 💜


  5. Your poem reminds me first, of how much that is precious is lost or drowned or obscured by the weight of so much information overload, and second, of what makes it precious in the first place: that so much of what is lost or forgotten is of profound value in the hands of those who need it. The value is in the hearts of those who depend upon such resources for new life.

    Your obvious passion for the promise of others and of this world matters, and is beautiful to behold.


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