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My Place in the Empire

Last night, I read a well-crafted article by my friend Kaitlin, who frequently writes for Sojourners. Her article, an important read for any person of privilege wanting to learn how to be an ally to indigenous people and people of color, walks a delicate line between listening to our historically (and presently) oppressed sisters and […]

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Home 

When I was 11 years old, my family and I left our home with tears in our eyes and precious memories in our hearts.  The year before we left Brazil, World Cup ‘94 provided us all with a perfect final year there –  watching the beautiful game with beloved friends, crying together when Leonardo was […]

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Seven

Seven years ago, I started sarainrealife as an experiment in living generously. I stopped eating out, cut my grocery fund in half and lived on rice and beans type basics for one year, giving away the other half of grocery money and the funds I would have spent on eating out, to different charities each […]

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Remember

Remember, you are dust and to dust you shall return. These are the words most commonly spoken at Ash Wednesday services, services of reflection and turning inward; opportunities for us to look upon our lives as finite gifts which will end one day, and to remember the dust from whence we came and to which […]

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Whirlwind Adventures

My desk is partially taken up by a huge notebook housing an inordinate amount of information on dementia, and care giving and dementia; and all this for just 2 classes toward my Master of Science in Aging and Dementia Studies. I am learning a lot, and really enjoying being a student again (in the technical […]

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