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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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Stepping Away

I like the idea that stepping back saves not only yourself, but everyone in line after you as well. (I wish I could give credit to the person who made this, but like so many things on the internet the credit was lost in a sea of reposts.)

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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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2

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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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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