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The Sea I Swim In

“Depression has often been the general background of my daily life.  My feeling is that whatever I did was in spite of that, not because of it. It wasn’t the depression that was the engine of my work.…That was just the sea I swam in.”  ~Leonard Cohen (source)

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Are You Really?

“Are you really going to hand over the White House to a real estate agent?”  ~John Lydon, on Donald Trump Politics is the only field where inexperience and ignorance are considered to be positive qualities. Apply for literally any other job in the world and tell them, “I’ve never done this before, but that’s a …

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Don’t Tell Anyone

“Go outside. Don’t tell anyone and don’t bring your phone. Start walking and keep walking until you no longer know the road like the palm of your hand, because we walk the same roads day in and day out, to the bus and back home and we cease to see. We walk in our sleep …

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Just a Different Way to Be

“Picture a wave in the ocean. You can see it, measure it – its height, the way the sunlight refracts when it passes through – and it’s there, and you can see it, and you know what it is: it’s a wave. And then it crashes on the shore and it’s gone. But the water …

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Two Ways

“People tend to approach challenges in one of two ways:  as problem-solving, or as conflict.”  ~Steven Pinker (source) That’s why the American government doesn’t work anymore.  As long as congress sees every issue as a conflict to be won rather than a problem to be solved, we’re going to lurch from one extreme to the …

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Every Human Being

“Give people what they need:  food, medicine, clean air, pure water, trees and grass, pleasant homes to live in, some hours of work, more hours of leisure.  Don’t ask who deserves it.  Every human being deserves it.”  ~Howard Zinn

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Benevolent Gifts

 “Kids don’t have a little brother working in the coal mine, they don’t have a little sister coughing her lungs out in the looms of the big mill towns of the Northeast.  Why?  Because we organized; we broke the back of the sweatshops in this country; we have child labor laws.  Those were not benevolent …

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Passive Voice

  Jackson Katz is on the web HERE.

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What I *Really* Mean

  The bible verses check out!  You can read them for yourself here: Judges 4 Proverbs 31

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That’s Nice

“I’d rather be hated or loved, rather than just thought of as all right or nice. ‘Nice’ is the worst insult you could pay anybody. It means you are utterly without threat, without values. Nice is a cup of tea.”  John Lydon, in his autobiography Rotten:  No Irish, No Blacks, No Dogs, ©1994

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Have No Effect

 Excerpted from the poem “How Finite Minds Most Want To Be” by Rumi: Metaphors mentioning the moonhave no effect upon the moon

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Don’t Be Afraid, Ever

“The world is like a ride in an amusement park, and when you choose to go on it you think it’s real because that’s how powerful our minds are. The ride goes up and down, around and around, it has thrills and chills, and it’s very brightly colored, and it’s very loud, and it’s fun …

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