Entries by Lori A. Noonan

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Forced oneness

Forced Oneness COVID-19 doesn’t care where you’re from It doesn’t check for your passport Or your citizenship Or your next of kin   It doesn’t ask whether you have the new state-issued “Real ID” With the special star symbol on it   COVID-19 doesn’t care how great you were Or claim to be Or whether […]

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Wholly holy night and day, into the light

All that is holy With this season of holy nights and holy lights illuminating the darkness and lighting our path, we await each new dawn. We emerge into the day’s light, having risen from our moments of respite and retreat.  I write this symbolically and yet from the physical realm, too.  The deeper the well, […]

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Thankful for the bounty

Thankful for the bounty and all the riches Stemming from the Latin bonitas, meaning “good,” bounty refers to all the goodness that one harvests. This week is an ideal time to consider the bountiful riches in our lives.  Take a moment to reflect on the abundance all around. There’s richness in all the planet provides, […]

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The loftiness of law and public discourse

In this new moon’s edition of Soul Notes, we take a look at public discourse and what it means to be a good citizen. Why so lofty? With our President scoffing at current climate crises, and declining to attend a climate discussion meeting at this year’s recent G7 summit (this within two years of having […]

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Why so mercurial?

Mercury got you down? Here we are, smack dab in the middle of a triple header. At the time of this writing, we’re entering into a new moon cycle and are leaving behind Mercury in retrograde. Oh, and there’s the first harvest (known in the Celtic tradition as Lammas). It’s also a super moon, meaning […]

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What does independence really mean?

The value of independence and the dangers As we are about to observe Independence Day here in the United States, I got to thinking about what independence truly means. For the early colonialists, it meant freedom from tyranny and winning a fight for independence from an aristocracy. It meant that the 13 newly formed colonies […]