Author Archives: thisihumblyspeak

Duality

I walked into an old church in Eastern Europe admiring the beauty of the gothic architecture. The woodwork, the gold intertwined with marble and extensive use of stained glass filled it with light and color. Carvings of stone that resembled … Continue reading

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How Are You?

“How are you?” he asked in Arabic, his native tongue. “Busy,” I relied with a quick smile. “No,” he said. “I didn’t ask you what you are. I asked you ‘How is yourself.’ I want to know how is your … Continue reading

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Lady Liberty

As the plane left La Guardia airport, it circled around the familiar robed woman wearing a crown of seven spikes. She holds a torch above her head with her right hand. In her left hand she carries a tablet. A … Continue reading

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Measure of a Man

To fathers who love, who pray, who shed a tear As they lay down their lives, in the big ways And sometimes the harder small ways, for our families At home, in our communities and across borders— I salute you. … Continue reading

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Silence Is Never Really Silent

I ask, “Where shall we go for dinner?” while my husband searches for a favorite bottle of wine from the wine cooler. But the question is only a formality. We each know we will choose the usual restaurant a mile … Continue reading

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Mayr Im, Mother

   To all mothers who have left the light on with their unconditional love, this day belongs to you. Mother’s Day is a word that reminds us of hope, of life, of stability and belonging, of creation and procreation, symbolized … Continue reading

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Victors Write History

Triumphant victors write history. And more often than not the triumphant are the more powerful past– the male. But just as history contains many times and many truths, it also contains many people—half of them women. The recent “velvet revolution” … Continue reading

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