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[24 Dec 2008 | 3 Comments | ]

Comment by Mary Liston Liepold
It’s Christmas Eve, or the eve of the eve, depending on where you are. The world at large takes note of the coming holiday, even where other holidays matter more, because of British, Dutch, French, Spanish, and American colonization and our global media culture. So for all of us at Peace X Peace, I send warm wishes for the day when Christians celebrate the coming of the Prince of Peace—and for Hanukah, Kwanzaa, al-Hijira, the Islamic new year, and every other festival that lights your …

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[17 Dec 2008 | 3 Comments | ]

- Commentary by Mary Liston Liepold

I learned to read at three, and I set my hair on fire reading under the covers, with a swiped cigarette lighter, before I turned four. Fortunately, my big sister was nearby to quench the flames, and hair grows back. My passion for print burned on.
All I’ve ever wanted to do is read. When I look back over 6 and a half decades, I’m rather amazed that I’ve managed to do anything else. But reading does lead to action. I read about people whose …

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[3 Dec 2008 | One Comment | ]

Commentary by Mary Liston Liepold
After Thanksgiving, appropriately enough, comes giving. In the US and nations with similar calendars and customs, the harvest festival leads straight into the making of lists and checking them twice. We plan celebrations, send out greetings, and select the perfect gifts for family members, friends, neighbors, and others who have blessed our lives, some of whom we only connect with at this time of year.
Many rightly deplore the frenzy of materialism that grips Americans each December and propose inspired alternatives, including hand-made, simple gifts and …