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Legacy

of the Empire  by Mary Oliver from Devotions   “We will be known as a culture that feared death and adored power, that tried to vanquish insecurity for the few and cared little for the penury of the many. We … Continue reading

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Coffee Shop 7 am Last Day of January Just Before the Rain

People talk so much about the small bits of minutia as if the details of life matter. Tomorrow it will be another little thing to talk about. I feel like a tired old man when I talk like that, but … Continue reading

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Tarot #70: Oppression, burdening or imprisonment willfully enforced upon body, mind or spirit.

Burdens are the foundations of ease and bitter things are the forerunners of pleasure. –Rumi Sometimes oppression comes from without when some people seek abusive power over others on any scale from a 2 person relationship to a dictatorial regime … Continue reading

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Tarot #44 : Futility, frustrated desires and unrequited idealism

 “This is why we can’t have nice things!” Should be, could be, would be except for . . .   It is time to stop banging your head against whatever wall you have chosen and find a new way to … Continue reading

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Doing the Lord’s Work in The New World

  Given the choice I would rather go to hell. It can’t be worse than living with people who have no compassion. It starts with assuming that some people are less than human, but I still don’t understand why people … Continue reading

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The Problem is Civil Obedience

via Video: Matt Damon reads from Howard Zinn’s “The Problem is Civil Obedience”

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Quotes from the Tao Te Ching #3

75 Greed People are starving.  The Rich gobble taxes, That’s why the people are starving.   People rebel.  The rich oppress them, that’s why the people rebel.   People hold life too cheap. The rich make it too costly, that … Continue reading

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