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by Eric Alan

December 08, 2014

Sometimes inspirational moments of light come out of the deepest darkness. Thirteen years ago, for example, it was Black Friday. It's a day that's always a strange moment of frenzied consumerism, and in 2001 it was even stranger. In the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks, spending our way out of trouble was an offensive notion to many of us, yet giving to each other felt more important than ever. In one control room at… READ MORE

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by Dewitt Jones

November 29, 2014

 
I dangle my hand over the side of the boat and touch it to the calm cold water. Instantly a small wake trails off to the downstream side of my fingers, clear evidence of the river's unseen current. For 6 days now, we have been running the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon in wooden dories.  Besides the crew, there are 12 photographers on the trip, all participants in a seminar which I am… READ MORE
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by Lauri Gwilt

November 23, 2014

Earlier this year I wholeheartedly dipped my toe into the waters of my fifth decade, bringing with it an internal shift that I've been hearing about for years from those who have gone before me.  It's a, "good-in-my-own-skin" kind of shift that I'm beginning to understand really does change the rules of the game.

You know the game as well as I do. It's the one our culture has taught us every single day of our lives… READ MORE

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