Archives for March 2013

To Thank a Thief

"When it comes to life, the critical thing is whether you take things for granted or take them with gratitude." Gilbert K Chesterton For decades I was a huge music fan.  Over the years, I’d collected countless record albums.  By the 1980s, I’d gradually replaced all my old record albums with their CD versions. Attached to every tune was a potent memory.  Paul McCartney, Elton John and Super Tramp got me through the 1970s.  Joni Mitchell, Neil Young, and Ricki Lee Jones got me through several
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The World in Your Head

"For I have learned that the greater part of our misery or unhappiness is determined not by our circumstances but by our disposition." Martha Washington On the subway this week, a guy in front of me looked troubled, tense and ready to hit someone.  Caught-up in his own thoughts, he was oblivious to other patrons on the subway.  His jaws were clenched as his mind replayed the moment in time that had caused his suffering. At the same time, a father across the aisle let his anger show as his
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Vision of the Future

“The world is using the equivalent of about one and a half planets to support life on Earth.  Earth Hour was born out of a hope that this could change.  People are turning off their lights to signal their concern about the future of our life on this Earth.” Earth Hour 2013 Official Video EARTH HOUR starts on March 23 at 8:30pm. TURN OFF YOUR LIGHTS to signal your concern then turn the inspiration of Earth Hour into the actions of every hour. This past weekend, Tariq Sattaur, Director of the
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A World Without Violence

"What makes a king out of a slave? Courage! What makes the flag on the mast to wave? Courage!" Cowardly Lion, Wizard of Oz Last night, I watched the movie "Oz the Great and Powerful".  Loved it!  There were the usual power struggles, the good and bad witches, plus the typical good and bad guys.  In typical bad guy form, the enemy delivered deadly blows and mass destruction.  However, there was something different about this particular power struggle that was quite refreshing! In that
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