Join us for “Coffee Talk” at The Common at Central Hall on Tuesday, May 28th at 10:00AM. Our guest speaker this month is “Twinkle” Marie Manning. Twinkle is a Media Consultant and Development Director with more than two decades experience in the television and publishing fields. Her clients have included municipalities and companies seeking economic development solutions, authors, artists and organizations wanting to get their work out into the world. Twinkle will share her nuanced approach to media relations and marketing, as well as industry best practices, tools of the trade and innovative fundraising techniques with those who have the desire to learn how to promote their organizations and works via community television, radio, print publications, social media and in-person and online events.
The Common at Central Hall Address: 152 E Main St. Dover-Foxcroft, ME 04426
We have explored Sue Monk Kidd‘s groundbreaking memoir: The Dance of the Dissident Daughter, describing Kidd’s journey into feminist theology. As well as the soulful tale of The Mermaid Chair.This Autumn we delve into two more of Sue’s inspirational manuscripts:
When the Heart Waits, an autobiographical account of Sue’s personal pain, spiritual awakening, and divine grace that has become a touchstone on contemplative spirituality teaching the discipline of “active waiting.”
Great article by Arthur C. Brooks on how to have compassionate communication with and about those we disagree with in politics, spirituality, philosophy and more. He sites that The problem in America today is not incivility or intolerance, rather, it is “motive attribution asymmetry” which breeds contempt.
“What we need is not to disagree less, but to disagree better. And that starts when you turn away the rhetorical dope peddlers — the powerful people on your own side who are profiting from the culture of contempt. As satisfying as it can feel to hear that your foes are irredeemable, stupid and deviant, remember: When you find yourself hating something, someone is making money or winning elections or getting more famous and powerful. Unless a leader is actually teaching you something you didn’t know or expanding your worldview and moral outlook, you are being used.”
Facebook generated a video glimpse of my Year. As is with all years, 2018 held both joys and sorrows for me and those I love. This video highlights several of the most joyous moments and events. I am truly grateful beyond measure for those I share this Life with!