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In November, I read Pavement: Reflections on Mercy, Activism, and Doing "Nothing" for Peace by Lin Jensen. Jensen is a local author who sits a peace vigil downtown every day. I read the book a couple of weeks ago and have been putting off writing about it because I didn't know what to say about it.

It's a well-written book, and powerful. Jensen is a Buddhist teacher in addition to being a writer, and he talks about peace and Buddhism in the book. It lulled me into a false sense of security and then he would hit me with a reminder of why he sits vigil: "You can hear the dismay of Israeli parents whose children have died in a disco bombing, the rage of Palestinians whose entire village has been razed with even the village orchards and kitchen gardens laid to waste." I read two-thirds of the book in public places like the library and the doctor's office waiting room, and that's where I was when I would start crying.


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Ruth Sadelle Alderson


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