(Gorgeous Art by Pamela Carlson) Part 1 In August of 2011, I wrote about the heady experience of opening my great aunt’s 1922 diary for the first time. I was with my mother, who’d pulled the big, leather-bound journal out of a drawer where she’d been keeping it for years, and we marveled at our…

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Time for some manifesto magic. I wrote about my love of manifestos – the certainty of them, the optimism of writing out your aspirations as faits accomplis, the boldness of life plans deeply rooted in personal values – way back in August last year, when I featured three manifestos that were all about living a…

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Has this ever happened to you? You’re reading a post and as you read it, you can actually feel a sort of tectonic shift inside you, a soul response to the words on your screen? (Hint: Here’s the part where you say, “Sure, j! That’s happened to me right here on Zebra Sounds!” And then…

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