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The Beauty Way

September 14, 2016

By Sallie Bingham

The Navajo/Diné traditional prayer is called “The Beauty Way.” Here it is in Diné—the Navajo name for their nation—and translated into English.

In beauty I walk
With beauty before me I walk
With beauty behind me I walk
With beauty above me I walk
With beauty around me I walk
It has become beauty again
It has become beauty again
It has become beauty again
It has become beauty again

Hózhóogo naasháa doo
Shitsijí’ hózhóogo naasháa doo
Shikéédéé hózhóogo naasháa doo
Shideigi hózhóogo naasháa doo
T’áá altso shinaagóó hózhóogo naasháa doo
Hózhó náhásdlíí’
Hózhó náhásdlíí’
Hózhó náhásdlíí’
Hózhó náhásdlíí’

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Clinching Women's Votes, Jill Stein, Transgender Pregnancy

September 09, 2016

This week on To The Contrary with Bonnie Erbe, our panelists discuss politics this week. How are Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump and Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton polling among married and unmarried women? Can the Independent or Green Party take over the election? To The Contrary interviews Jill Stein.  And transgender pregnancies. Could new medical advancements change what the American family looks like in years to come.

On the panel this week joining host Bonnie Erbe is Rep. Donna Edwards (D-MD), The Human Rights Campaign Sarah McBride, Center for Equal Opportunity’s Linda Chavez, The Republican Muslim Coalition’s Saba Ahmed

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Resisting the Annunciation

September 08, 2016 The Annunciation – Domenico Veneziano. Image from Wikiart.

By Sallie Bingham

I’ve always been intrigued by an alternative version of the Annunciation, that mysterious insemination, not mentioned in the Gospels until two hundred years after Jesus’ birth. My version allows for at least some ambiguity in Mary’s response to the Angel Gabriel’s announcement that she would become the mother of God. A print, possibly a version of Domenico Veneziano’s Annunciation, hung in my childhood bedroom, maybe because its pastel tones made it suitable for a girl, or maybe before its message was deemed equally appropriate. 

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Aboard the Arabella: Last Day, August 17 (Part 4)

August 26, 2016

By: Sallie Bingham 

I’ve been waiting to get on shore, but now I find waves of sentiment washing across my mood; this experience, with this boat and this crew, won’t be repeated. And it is precious. Yesterday we took the tender to Menemsha on Martha’s Vineyard, another of these seaside resort towns which easily become monotonous: the clam shack, the sailing boats and power boats tied to buoys, the little rowboats with motors skittering around. An attempt to walk left us on a trail through a bog and the deep, welcome shade of an oak forest, but in a matter of minutes, we were out on a paved road and that was the end of the “hike.”

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Aboard the Arabella:Tied up to a Buoy off Martha’s Vineyard, August 16 (Part 3)

August 25, 2016

By: Sallie Bingham

One of Oscar Wilde’s poems, “The Ballad of Reading Gaol” has a line lamenting, “…that little tent of blue Which prisoners call the sky”—his feeling when jailed on charges of indecency or some such after his relationship with a young man was revealed. I used to repeat that line to myself when washing dishes in a Manhattan apartment beneath a window that opened onto an airshaft; now, it comes to mind in my tiny cabin with its porthole that shows a bit of sea and sky.

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About the Host - Bonnie Erbé

To The Contrary Host: Bonnie Erbé

Bonnie Erbé is a nonpartisan, award-winning American journalist and television host based in the Washington, D.C. area who has ...

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