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Quotes from the Tao Te Ching #5

81    Telling It True True words aren’t charming, charming words aren’t true. Good people aren’t contentious, contentious people aren’t good. People who know aren’t learned, Learned people don’t know.   Wise souls don’t hoard; the more they do for … Continue reading

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Quotes from the Tao Te Ching #4

80       Freedom Let there be a little country without many people. Let them have tools that do the work of ten or a hundred, and never use them. Let them be mindful of death and disinclined to long … Continue reading

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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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Quotes from the Tao Te Ching #2

From: #67 Three Treasures: I have three treasures, I keep and treasure them. The first, mercy, the second, moderation,  the third, modesty. If you’re merciful you can be brave, If you’re moderate you can be generous, and if you don’t … Continue reading

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Quotes From The Tao Te Ching #1

17 Acting Simply True leaders are hardly known to their followers.  Next after them are the leaders the people know and admire; after them, those they fear; after them, those they despise.   To give trust is to get trust. … Continue reading

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Earthquake Weather

The only thing that makes life possible is permanent, intolerable uncertainty: not knowing what comes next.       Ursula K. Le Guin, The Left Hand of Darkness   “Looks like earthquake weather,” my grandfather used to say this often … Continue reading

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a few short bits with little Einstein on the side.

I 2 sentence story inspired by Edgar Allan Poe Persistent furtive tapping, echoing up from the eternally dark basement, drew me down into the abyssal dankness. Now I wander lost in this subterranean vault, haunted by the unceasing touch of … Continue reading

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