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Timeless

Sports that do not use a clock: Baseball Softball Tennis Cricket Bowling Golf Curling Volleyball Dodgeball Badmitton Ping-Pong

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Baseball

Asdrúbal Cabrera was cut by the Texas Rangers at mid-season– they didn’t even try to trade him, just unsentimentally kicked him  out the door– but he ended the season as the starting second baseman for the World Champion Washington Nationals. What must have at the time seemed like a crushing blow to his career could …

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Hooks

Excerpted from the interview Capitalism is turning us into addicts posted at Vox.com: Sean Illing: Sure, everyone needs to eat, but not everyone needs to tweet or buy 13 pairs of sunglasses or own a closet of products that add nothing to their life apart from marking their identity and status for other people. These …

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Happy to Know Now

The anecdote below is from the article The Joys of Being Wrong About Yourself by Stephanie Georgopulos: In February I was introduced to a man, a successful man by any standard, a man called Rupert (and naturally by “introduced,” I mean I heard him talk about himself on Radiolab for three minutes). Rupert is your …

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A&LD

If you are looking for something to read other than politics and celebrity gossip, try Arts & Letters Daily.

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Red In Tension

Red In Tension by Barbara Hepworth,1941

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Minnie & Rod

Minnie Pearl and Rod Brasfield were close friends, and even though their material hasn’t aged well it’s still fun to see them enjoying each other’s company. Minnie Pearl has a smile that could turn winter into spring.  😀

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An Unfortunate Homonym

From The Huffington Post: Americans have an uncomfortable relationship with taking it easy: We’re overworked and burned out. We’re loath to take our vacation days. We have abysmal work-life boundaries and valorize being busy. That’s exactly why we need a little niksen in our lives. Niksen is the Dutch term for carving out time to …

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Songs for a Rainy Day

Songs about rain: I can’t stand the rain by Ann Peebles (YouTube link)(lyrics) Have you ever seen the rain? by Credence Clearwater Revival (YouTube link)(lyrics) Raindrops keep falling on my head by B.J. Thomas (YouTube link)(lyrics) I wish it would rain by The Temptations (YouTube link)(lyrics) Raining in my heart by Buddy Holly (YouTube link)(lyrics) …

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Hermits

This is an unexpectedly fascinating article about hermits:  LINK

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Things Are

“If you understand, things are just as they are. If you do not understand, things are just as they are.”  ~Anonymous (This was originally credited to “Zen Proverb,” but I’m leery of such general attribution.  If this were really part of the Zen canon, I would expect a more specific source.  But whoever said it, …

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This Be

This Be The Verse By Philip Larkin They fuck you up, your mum and dad. They may not mean to, but they do. They fill you with the faults they had And add some extra, just for you. But they were fucked up in their turn By fools in old-style hats and coats, Who half …

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