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Category Archives: Occasions

Happy Easter (War is Over)

This is of course a play on the song title Happy Christmas, War is Over. If only. Just a short note: taking a few days blogging break, back in a … Continue reading

7 April, 2007 · 2 Comments

Happy Nowruz نوروز — Persian New Year

Nowruz is an ancient Mesopotamian Spring Festival celebrated for 13 days in Iran, Afghanistan, various central Asian and other countries. It is a Zoroastrian holiday as well as a holy … Continue reading

22 March, 2007 · 4 Comments

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"