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Support the Troops

“In war, truth is the first casualty.” -Aeschylus Someone asked me if I “Support the Troops.” I replied: I think the best way to respect soldiers is to study history. The ancient human institution of being subjected to and/or committing … Continue reading

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Nelson Mandela is Free

“No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love … Continue reading

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Shibata Sensei XX

“One is not polishing one’s shooting style or technique, but the mind. The dignity of shooting is the important point. This is how Kyudo differs from the common approach to archery. In Kyudo there is no hope. Hope is not … Continue reading

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Turtle

“Imagine a blind turtle, roaming the depths of an ocean the size of the universe. Up above floats a wooden ring, tossed to and fro on the waves. Every hundred years the turtle comes, once, to the surface. To be … Continue reading

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I Feel Big

“The Universe Is In Us.. There’s a level of connectivity. And that’s really what you want in life; you want to feel relevant you want to feel connected. Like you are a participant in the goings on of activities and … Continue reading

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Nonviolence

“Nonviolence is the answer to the crucial political and moral questions of our time: the need for man to overcome oppression and violence without resorting to oppression and violence. Man must evolve for all human conflict a method which rejects … Continue reading

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Data

“The central paradox of the machines that have made our lives so much brighter, quicker, longer and healthier is that they cannot teach us how to make the best use of them; the information revolution came without an instruction manual. … Continue reading

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A City of Promise

“A tranquil city of good laws, fine architecture, and clean streets is like a classroom of obedient dullards, or a field of gelded bulls – whereas a city of anarchy is a city of promise.” -Mark Helprin art via imgur

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Parinirvana

“‘Awareness’ is the quintessential teaching of the Buddha–from the awareness of cool air as you breath in and then out, to the profound awareness of natural perfection. And with boundless compassion and courage, the sole purpose and activity of all … Continue reading

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Cold Day

“Nothing burns like the cold.” -George R.R. Martin Detroit circa 1904. “Fountain of ice, Washington Boulevard.” via Shorpy

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