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Editor’s Desk: Skipping Rope

BY: Coleen Burrows
June 20, 2024
Read Time: 2 minutes
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As I pull up to the curb in an older, middle-class, suburban neighborhood with neatly swept sidewalks and aged trees shading the street, I notice a young man in an electric blue hoodie and black shorts that hang loosely to his knees. His running shoes have an orange stripe circling…

Editor’s Desk: Daddy’s Girl

BY: Coleen Burrows
May 29, 2024
Read Time: 3 minutes
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June is the month we celebrate Father’s Day. When remembering my father, I recall a moment when I was in the seventh grade and a man from the local high school came to our class to have us fill out a preliminary questionnaire. When I got to the place to…

Editor’s Desk: First Thoughts From My Trip With The Whales

BY: Coleen Burrows
May 1, 2024
Read Time: 3 minutes
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This piece comes from my notes that were taken after my first of two trips to San Ignocio Lagoon, in Baha, Mexico. These took place in 2006 & 2007. I’m still out of my body, trying to integrate this extraordinary experience. I keep asking myself, did I really go, did…

Editor’s Desk: A Conversation with Michael Toms – Introduction

BY: Coleen Burrows
March 27, 2024
Read Time: 6 minutes
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Recently I re-connected with Kelly Townsend, a good friend of mine and of Michael Toms (who, most of you know was co-founder of New Dimensions and my husband for 42 years until his passing in 2013). Kelly was asked to introduce Michael at a gathering at the graduate school of…

Editor’s Desk: Current Anxiety and Advice from Wise, Generous Friends

BY: Coleen Burrows
February 28, 2024
Read Time: 4 minutes
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In a recent email to my private list of friends, family, and New Dimensions colleagues, I admitted that I’m struggling to not get depressed and worried when I realize we are 9 months out from the national election. I feel relentlessly bombarded by so much news that it is often…

Editor’s Desk: Encounter with a Horse in a Bar

BY: Coleen Burrows
January 26, 2024
Read Time: 3 minutes
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Anne Palenske was a childhood friend with whom I’d stayed in contact over the years. We didn’t talk often, however, when we did speak our conversations were lively, full of laughter, and great memories. Anne and I shared a love of horses. In fact, she was one who introduced me…

Editor’s Desk: Winter Solstice 2023

BY: Coleen Burrows
December 23, 2023
Read Time: 2 minutes
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Winter Solstice 2023 Wishing you a most joy-filled holiday season. Amazingly, I continue my New Dimensions Radio work. We have now completed its 50th year of continuing programming with some of the world’s foremost wisdom keepers. I’m looking for grants to allow me to plan the legacy of the programming…

Editor’s Desk: The Rippling Effect of Generosity

BY: Coleen Burrows
November 27, 2023
Read Time: 2 minutes
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I don’t think it would take much on my part to convince you that things are in terrible shape. The “rumors” of wars are not mere rumors — but actualities. We see the evidence live nightly as we attempt to keep ourselves from being numbed by the extreme suffering happening…

Editor’s Desk: Spinning Plates

BY: Coleen Burrows
October 31, 2023
Read Time: 2 minutes
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Yesterday, as I was leaving my office, I noticed a greeting card on the floor. I have no idea how it got there but intuited that it was my invisible guides ringing the doorbell of my consciousness. The front of the card was a picture of a sleeping cat. It…

Editor’s Desk: In Our Backyards

BY: Coleen Burrows
September 27, 2023
Read Time: 5 minutes
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  Constance Miles is a dear friend and poet. Recently she sent a poem, West Country, which describes her back yard teeming with life. West County To escape the heat, I don’t emerge until dusk, like a hummingbird moth, flitting from flower to flower. I deadhead roses, dahlias, snapdragons, gather…
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