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Laurie Hussein Wong Roberts’ Letter to Obama

November10

Dear President-Elect Obama,

Congratulations on becoming the next leader of the free world. You have inspired hope in so many, including myself. Thank you.

In your acceptance speech, you asked us to “summon a new spirit of patriotism; of service and responsibility where each of us resolves to pitch in and work harder and look after not only ourselves, but each other.” I know that you are being asked to do a lot of things, to be a miracle worker. We all need to work hard with you to see the change we are so desperately hoping for.

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Alice Walker’s Message to President Obama

November10

You have no idea, really, of how profound this moment is for us. Us being the black people of the Southern United States. You think you know, because you are thoughtful, and you have studied our history.

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My Letter to Obama

November5

Dear President Barack Obama,

Thank you thank you thank you! And congratulations on your massive and historic victory. You are the hope for our future.

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Another Trip to the Doctor’s

October30

Luna had an appointment today with her pediatric ophthalmologist, who also specializes in neurology and oncology. We had to postpone our last appointment with him, because the hospital bumped us off the schedule for Luna’s last MRI, and then we had to wait several weeks to reschedule both appointments. The new eye exam had to be in Los Gatos, which is even farther away than Stanford.

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Motherhood: When Spirituality Hits the Fan (Part 1)

October23

I never expected to be a perfect parent. However, I do know some things about holistic health and natural living, and I did expect to have a handle on raising healthy children. I had wonderful pregnancies and two fantastic home births, under the care of exceptional midwives. I didn’t use drugs, prenatal testing, monitors or medical interventions of any kind. I’ve tried to raise my daughters in the healthiest way I know, without interference from the medical establishment.

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Obama and the Palin Effect

October17

I just read this great article by Deepak Chopra called Obama and the Palin Effect. I include it below in its entirety.

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Obama and the Palin Effect
by Deepak Chopra

Sometimes politics has the uncanny effect of mirroring the national psyche even when nobody intended to do that. This is perfectly illustrated by the rousing effect that Gov. Sarah Palin had on the Republican convention in Minneapolis this week. On the surface, she outdoes former Vice President Dan Quayle as an unlikely choice, given her negligent parochial expertise in the complex affairs of governing.

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Letter to Yoga Journal

October14

As a devoted yoga student and teacher for the past 16 years, I have alternately renewed and cancelled my subscription to Yogal Journal many times. While I find plenty of worthwhile articles, that inform and inspire me, I am soured by the amount of advertising on your pages. The ratio of content to advertisements is […]

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