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Exhibit A

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Do not allow the Exhibitionists to dictate who or what you observe.

Resist the urge to look.

Be not like the moth so easily led astray by any glowing light, forgetting to follow the guidance of the moon.

Or the crow which covets many a shiny thing and is so quickly distracted.

You are more than an insect or a bird, flitting from spark to spark, spiraling down in ever-drowning circles.

Stay true.

Keep your heart-lens focused ever on the true Light.

Peace On Earth – Rumors Of Peace In The News

When one reads the news, it seems that the world is only filled with violence and conflict. But though it rarely makes the front page, peace is breaking through in large and small ways. Here are the rumors of peace for this week: 
Yemen’s Rebels Reverse Course, Head to Peace Talks in Kuwait

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Naperville girls learn about peace through global art exchange

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10,000-mile run for peace stops in Phila.

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Dawson students collect messages of peace for 10th anniversary of school shooting

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don’t abandon justice for peace, warns Kofi Annan

Peace On Earth – Rumors Of Peace In The News

When one reads the news, it seems that the world is only filled with violence and conflict. But though it rarely makes the front page, peace is breaking through in large and small ways. Here are the rumors of peace for this week:

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Azerbaijan, Armenia: Can Activists Keep Peace Alive?

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World leader promotes peace in Greenville

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Using Religion for Peace

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Colombia’s Victims Channel Their Sorrow into Peace Efforts

Peace On Earth – Rumors Of Peace In The News

When one reads the news, it seems that the world is only filled with violence and conflict. But though it rarely makes the front page, peace is breaking through in large and small ways. Here are the rumors of peace for this week:

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Yemen parties keen on lasting peace deal

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Boy, 5, grazed by bullet to join peace walk

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Educator tells youth: Peace is in your hands

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Windows For Peace

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Millennial Middle East Peace Ambassadors: ‘We Don’t Have To Take Sides’

Verfing – How the Screen Kills Awareness

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It is not necessarily a new phenomenon, but perhaps a different sort of resolution for this coming year is in order.

To spend less time “verfing.”

It’s a made-up word, of my own design. A combination of “vegging” and “surfing.”

I define it as sitting around being fed by the screen. Imbibing streaming music, video, and other web offerings. Playing games. Reading an eBook or the news. Engaging with social media.

Now any of the above is not necessarily wrong per se. But with the limited hours allotted to us each day and in our lives for that matter, the question becomes what else could I be doing with my time.

These screens have a tendency to permeate every single aspect of my life which in a word isn’t healthy. Do I really need to be checking my smartphone every second of every single day?

One way perhaps to limit verfing is to keep the screen out of certain places. Off the top of my head, the following are where I have decided to limit if not outright ban the screen. The bathroom. Church. The dinner table. And in any moment where I am more present to the screen than my loved ones. You may have other suggestions.

More than discipline, a sense of awareness is required, which is the antithesis of the screen’s subtle yet powerful impact, that of distraction and inattention.

I have already noticed a difference though it will take awhile I am sure for me to fully awake from the sluggishness caused by years of verfing.