Category Archives: friendship

Crossing the racial and ethnic divide

Treat everyone you meet with dignity and respect. When others see difference, see how you connect. Advertisements

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Crossing the racial and ethnic divide

Treat everyone you meet with dignity and respect. Where others see difference see how you connect. “Why did we become friends so many years ago?” “You didn’t treat me as different.”  

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The Old Man and The Monkey

© 2016 by George Polley All rights reserved. No part of this book may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, recording, or by any information storage and retrieval system, without … Continue reading

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The old man and the monkey, a story about friendship

As everyone knows, monkeys are pests, and can sometimes be dangerous, so when a friendship developed between old Genjiro Yamada and a large monkey he named Yukitaro, his neighbors objected. Yet nothing bad happened. In July of Genjiro’s eightieth year, … Continue reading

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Family, a prose poem

— for Pinckney Eve I would never have known we were related had you not told me. The conclusion, at which you arrived the moment we met, must have come from some deep well of wisdom that is only just … Continue reading

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A Song

To be sung softly in the morning or before going to bed, to the accompaniment of a flute and an ancient stringed instrument. Night-coming song moon rising Morning-coming song an eagle soars Golden rails run nowhere through the trees A … Continue reading

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