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Category Archives: Personal reflections

Amid dire world conflict, more expressions of friendship and goodwill

Don’t know about you in this Christeidhanukwanzaamas, but I’m exhausted. Seems that just when you get a break after a busy year, the body says to itself “OK, you can … Continue reading

27 December, 2006 · 8 Comments

Woman refrigerates phone; Sister Site idea

Yes, yours truly, an absentminded friendly Aquarian woman refrigerated her phone today, along with a shopping bag that contained vegetables after I’d come back from shopping. I whooped with laughter … Continue reading

26 November, 2006 · 13 Comments

Dawkins versus Haggard

What a spectacle. I first saw this video a couple of days ago and have succumbed to posting it today. Its an intriguing display of fundamentalist atheist vs fundamentalist evangelical; … Continue reading

7 November, 2006 · 3 Comments

The psychology of tikkun

Tikkun in Hebrew means to mend or heal, and tikkun olam (pronounced tee-koon oh-luhm) means “world repair” or to repair the world. It is the title of one of my … Continue reading

2 November, 2006 · Leave a comment

Timely Reminders

"Those who crusade, not for God in themselves, but against the devil in others, never succeed in making the world better, but leave it either as it was, or sometimes perceptibly worse than what it was, before the crusade began. By thinking primarily of evil we tend, however excellent our intentions, to create occasions for evil to manifest itself."
-- Aldous Huxley

"The only war that matters is the war against the imagination. All others are subsumed by it."
-- Diane DiPrima, "Rant", from Pieces of a Song.

"It is difficult
to get the news from poems
yet men die miserably every day
for lack
of what is found there"
-- William Carlos Williams, "Asphodel, That Greeny Flower"