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A Particular Form of Insight

Excerpted from Variations On A Generation by Gregory Corso, ©1959: –But what do you think about the Beat Generation?– –A certain style, when you look back on it, old photos, Fitzgerald in Paris, 1920, high society, prohibition, jazz; that’s more what characterized a generation than what they believed in. The fundamental facts are always the …

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This is the bridge, and it’s really exciting!

This amused me probably more than it should have, but you have to be Of A Certain Age to really appreciate it. 😀 Full lyrics HERE.

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Don’t Just

“Get up off of your knees. Come out of your churches, your mosques, your temples. God can hear your prayers for peace, justice, and hope in this broken world just fine while you’re out creating peace, working for justice, and giving hope to this broken world. When are we finally going to realize that humanity …

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Vibes Cat

Most people saw this several years ago, but somehow I missed it.  I’m hoping a few people will get to see it for the first time, and a few more people will enjoy seeing it again.

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Blue Man

In spite of having dyed his body blue and surgically adding three more testicles (for a total of five), he seems like one of the saner men walking among us.

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Born On Fire

This is the song that plays over the end credits of the documentary I Am Chris Farley.  At first I thought it was a young Bob Dylan, but it isn’t. Full lyrics HERE.

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Should it slip my mind, I will remind myself.

“In the morning, on awaking, we should make the following pledge: ‘Throughout the whole of today, I will remember Bodhichitta. Eating, dressing, meditating, wherever I go, I will practice it constantly. Should it slip my mind, I will remind myself. Mindful of it, I will not allow myself to wander into states of anger, desire …

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Just Cidding

Famous people with the initials J.C.: James Cagney James Coburn Jim Croce Johnny Carson John Cougar Joseph Campbell Johnny Cash Jimmy Carter June Carter/Cash Joe Cocker Jesus Christ

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Farley

I remember when Steve Clark, guitarist for Def Leppard, died of alcohol poisoning in 1991.  His bandmates were saddened, of course, but not particularly surprised.  One of them said it was like when your grandmother died:  “You knew she was sick, you knew she was old, you knew she was going to die– but you …

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Self-Care

This essay by Brianna Wiest points out that escaping from a miserable life should not be a substitute for changing it, that self-indulgence and self-care are not synonymous:   Self-care is often a very unbeautiful thing. It is making a spreadsheet of your debt and enforcing a morning routine and cooking yourself healthy meals and …

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Topic

I was trying to think of a way to teach history other than chronologically, and the only other way I could  come up with was by topic. The problem is, politically at least, there are only two topics: “How can I acquire more things?” and “How can I re-create these people, in my own image …

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The two best slang words to come out of the 60s were “drag” and “groovy.” We should use those words more.

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