Monthly Archives: February 2017

The Lord of Misrule – by David Brooks -NYT

“There were many different kinds of fools: holy fools, hapless fools, vicious fools. Fools were rude and frequently unabashed liars. They were willing to make idiots of themselves. The point of the fool was not to be admirable in himself, … Continue reading

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Young girl gives a demonstration in Japanese Aikido

This video is from Randall Bonifay’s facebook page, where I wrote: Fabulous. Extraordinary. Makes me want to get back on the Aidido mat of life. 155,077 Views

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Elephant Poo Paper !?

Originally posted on Elodie Travels:
Vijendra Shekhawat Struggling for Survival “I belong to a Rajput family from the Shekhawati region of Rajasthan, which is famous for its rich culture but where water scarcity is a great hindrance. Agriculture, industries and…

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Give Us This Day Our Daily Bread

Originally posted on smilecalm:
…And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. And do not bring us to the time of trial, but rescue us from the evil one. ~Matthew 6:11-13, the Bible bread of life ~d…

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Amazon Deforestation- Once Tamed- Comes Roaring Back – The New York Times

“A decade after the “Save the Rainforest” movement forced changes that dramatically slowed deforestation across the Amazon basin, activity is roaring back in some of the biggest expanses of forests in the world. That resurgence, driven by the world’s growing … Continue reading

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Samantha Power: My Friend- the Russian Ambassador – NYT

“When I arrived in New York, my predecessor, Susan Rice, told me: “Invest in your relationship with Churkin. He will drive you crazy, but you will need each other.” Vitaly had been Russia’s ambassador to the United Nations for six … Continue reading

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A Zen Master’s Advice On Coping With Trump | Thich Nhat Hanh – The Huffington Post

This article came from Marney Morrison on Facebook. “Phap Dung also points to the Buddhist teaching of interdependence: that people we perceive as our greatest enemies can be our greatest teachers, because they show aspects of ourselves that we find … Continue reading

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From an Anchor’s Lips to Trump’s Ears to Sweden’s Disbelief – The New York Times

“The Swedes were flabbergasted.“We are used to seeing the president of the U.S. as one of the most well-informed persons in the world, also well aware of the importance of what he says,” Carl Bildt, a former prime minister of … Continue reading

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H. R. McMaster – Wikipedia

“Early life and education[edit]McMaster was born in Philadelphia in 1962.[2] He went to high school at Valley Forge Military Academy, graduating in 1980. He earned a commission as a second lieutenant upon graduating from the United States Military Academy at … Continue reading

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Our Vietnam War Never Ended – by Viet Thanh Nguyen – NYT

“LOS ANGELES — THURSDAY, the last day of April, is the 40th anniversary of the end of my war. Americans call it the Vietnam War, and the victorious Vietnamese call it the American War. In fact, both of these names … Continue reading

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