November–December 2016

by Mandy BousoHoosier National Forest

photograph
by John Daily

John Daily took this photo on County Road 1000 West in the heart of the north section of the Hoosier National Forest. John is a software developer and hobbyist photographer with a passion for subjects that don’t care how long it takes to get the right shot. He lives on the far-east side of Indianapolis but may frequently be found haunting the back roads of Indiana in his bright yellow Jeep. See more of his work at http://epep.us.

 
 
 
 
CONTENTS
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Out of the Many, One
What binds us together as one nation?
L. MICHAEL SPATH
To Know the Dark
Winter Solstice rituals to prepare for shorter days.
LIZA HYATT
Winter Solstice
A poem.
KARYL MURSCHEL
What Would Jesus Give?
Alternatives for a more joyful Christmas.
MIKE OLES
Remembering Frederick Douglass
A poem.
JOHN SHERMAN
The Peace of Wild Places
‘What we need is here.’
JEANNE MELCHIOR
On the Threshold of Personal Transformation
Religion must bring us together or become obsolete.
TED NOTTINGHAM
To the Green Things
A poem.
JOYCE BRINKMAN
Giving Thanks for Thanksgiving
A poem.
FREDERICK MICHAELS
In the Spirit of the Season
A Christmas prescription for holistic health.
ROSE MARY O’MALLEY

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