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Leaving grandma to live by herself might not be doing her any favors. In fact, it might be damaging to her mental and physical health. Social isolation can happen to anyone of any age, but when … more
By Jamie Swinnerton, Tompkins Weekly The By The People tradition here at Tompkins Weekly was started by former Managing Editor, Rob Montana, after a divisive election and a rough year. The first … more
"Gender Blender" is a piece by Ivy Stevens-Gupta. " The 48" x 48" acrylic, oil, silver leaf and resin on canvas painting was created to illustrate the blending of colors often associated with gender. … more
This Tibetan Tara Mantra in mandala format was submitted by Kurt Lichtmann. "The Tara Mantra is about 'Total Unconditional Acceptance of every moment.' Transliteration: 'Om Tare Tuttare Ture Soha' - … more
In this series of carved wood art by Mary Michael Shelley, AKA Folk Art Mary, Shelley sees each one as a metaphor for acceptance. Top: "Wind One, Woman Riding the Wind and Hugging a Tree." Bottom … more
Street Art in Tompkins County has become accepted and has proliferated during the last decade. Artists once had a long process of gaining permission and waiting as long as 2 years to paint a wall. … more
I received my first orchid the same winter my father died. White with pale pink centers, the flowers—like cherubic faces—dangled in single-file from two arched stems that curved in the … more
I am not a religious person, but when I think about acceptance, I think about Saint Francis of Assisi, who was a Catholic friar born in 1181. The way he lived his life showed how acceptance and value … more
Acceptance. That word and I – we have some history. I’m a lesbian, born in the ‘60s, one of seven children from a small farming community, with first-generation Italian parents. My … more
Among the many useful things that aren’t taught in school, estate planning is one of those things. And it can be expensive to have it done right. Creating a will and a plan for what happens to … more
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