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Peacemaking

The Radiance of a Son

Allow me a happy personal note: My 10-year-old son, about a half-hour ago, suddenly asked me out of the blue to talk to him about the Keystone XL. He'd been eavesdropping while I was participating…
Phyllis Cole-Dai
February 6, 2013
Peacemaking

Meet Me in Washington?

Most of my work these days is divided primarily three ways: publishing my new poetry blog, "A Year of Being Here"; researching a historical novel that I plan to write; and actively opposing the Keystone…
Phyllis Cole-Dai
February 6, 2013
Public Commentary

Does “Anything Go” in Your Local Paper?

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Phyllis Cole-Dai
November 26, 2012
Public Commentary

Some Post-Election Satire

A Post-Election Nonpartisan Prayer for the NationBy Phyllis Cole-Dai, Election Day, November 6, 2012The voting done, the ballots counted, all the winners announced, and our nation’s next president elected, let us now fold our hands.Let…
Phyllis Cole-Dai
November 6, 2012
Insights

On Birdfeeding Squirrels

Last year my parents, who are in their seventies, moved from their home in Kentucky to a small property in the mountains of North Carolina. In their backyard they erected a number of bird feeders…
Phyllis Cole-Dai
July 6, 2012
Music

You’ve Gotta Hear This Woman Sing

Carrie Newcomer Recently I've discovered the music of Carrie Newcomer (www.carrienewcomer.com). I urge you to have a listen. Just go to her website, and some of her most recent music (in collaboration with Indian sarod…
Phyllis Cole-Dai
May 4, 2012