Browsing Archive: December, 2010

The Power of Words

Posted by Sarah McCann on Tuesday, December 21, 2010, In : Communication 
I had many powerful words traveling through my mind tonight. My inspiration came from the students in a poetry class I co-teach that is run by the Youth Dreamers and Wide Angle. The truth and beauty of my students' words amazed me, the power behind them impressed me.  These were words that need to be honored. Words that sometimes come out raw and bare all that the speaker feels. At the moment words like these are spoken authentic communication occurs and all one can do as observer is be grate...
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Feeling Stable

Posted by Sarah McCann on Monday, December 13, 2010, In : Home 

A friend commented on my post last week about home and how he thought that nothing would feel like his childhood home until he was stable enough to stay somewhere and maybe have a family of his own. That something about the homey feeling of childhood had to do with all of the collected memories of that place that created a solid foundation.

I think that continuity does play a role in the feeling of home. Maybe that is why Baltimore feels like home to me – it is the first place I have liv...


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What Makes A Home?

Posted by Sarah McCann on Tuesday, December 7, 2010, In : Home 

I am sure that I have written on the idea of home, what home means, what constitutes a home, etc., but again I am preoccupied with the subject. I suppose it has something to do with the holidays, visiting family, being in the house that I grew up in.  I am also again about to move, which might be more the reason.  I have spent much time over the last 5 or so years packing my belongings and moving them to another place and yet I find myself again beginning to go through the things that I own...


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It is About Power

Posted by Sarah McCann on Wednesday, December 1, 2010, In : Power 
All of our daily interactions occur on a foundation of power. The dynamic of this power is often habitual and a result of the way that power has been used in our surroundings from birth.  Very rarely is anyone asked to reflect on the way that they are using the power that they have or the way others are using it. Often we feel the effects of how this power is used. Hurt by friends who may cross boundaries in their jokes, frustration with a person of authority for using their power to control,...
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