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Rainer Zurbano on his mail route in New York, August 2021.

Digging to the Bedrock

by Rainer Zurbano Queens, N.Y. The foundation—make it deep, make it deep; dig right down to the very bedrock. (Ikeda Sensei, May 3, 2013, World Tribune, p. 8) Shortly after she discovered the extramarital affair I was having, my wife showed…

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On Banishing Doubt

by Linda Jackson Sandston, VA. I’d been practicing Buddhism for over 40 years when I got the news, in February 2019, that my eldest son, Freddy, had stage 2, possibly stage 3, colon cancer. Certain things you come to think…

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George Campbell (left) with his daughter, Jamesha Maddox, in front of the restaurant where she works, Louisville, Ky., July 2021. Photo by Desmond Thomkins

Cherishing Each Child as a Buddha

Fighting alongside my daughter teaches me what it means to never give up.

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Jose Zabala (center) with (l-r) daughter, Natasha; wife, Martha; son, Isham; and daughter-in-law, Madison, June 2021.

Breaking the Thick Walls of Karma

My family’s bout with COVID-19 became a catalyst to transform our relationships and become closer than ever.

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Alice Quaye with her family (l-r), sons, Lonnie and NiiAyi, and husband, Samuel (bottom right). (Inset) Alice as a police officer in 1983.

Spreading Happiness to Everyone Around Me

by Alice Quaye Chicago I was known as the most rebellious of my eight siblings. My mother, a very sharp woman, had high expectations for us, expectations I could never fulfill. She made it clear that I was her biggest…

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