“Keeping Quiet” By Pablo Neruda

“Keeping Quiet” By Pablo Neruda

Now we will count to twelve and we will all keep still. For once on the face of the earth, let’s not speak in any language; let’s stop for a second, and not move our arms so much. It would be an exotic moment without rush, without engines; we would all be...
Happy Birthday To . . . Richard & Florence

Happy Birthday To . . . Richard & Florence

May 11, 1918 Richard P. Feynman “The most interesting phenomena are, of course, in the new places, the places where the rules do not work – not the places where they do work! That is the way in which we discover new rules.” May 12, 1820 Florence...
Poem: “For Courage,” by John O’Donohue

Poem: “For Courage,” by John O’Donohue

When the light around lessens And your thoughts darken until Your body feels fear turn Cold as a stone inside, When you find yourself bereft Of any belief in yourself And all you unknowingly Leaned on has fallen, When one voice commands Your whole heart, And it is...
Happy Birthday To . . . Rick & Bono

Happy Birthday To . . . Rick & Bono

May 10, 1955 Rick Steves “Fear is for people who don’t get out very much.” May 10, 1960 Paul David Hewson, KBE “Idealism detached from action is just a dream. But idealism allied with pragmatism, with rolling up your sleeves and making the...
Poem: “The Guest House,” by Rumi

Poem: “The Guest House,” by Rumi

This being human is a guest house. Every morning a new arrival. A joy, a depression, a meanness, some momentary awareness comes As an unexpected visitor. Welcome and entertain them all! Even if they’re a crowd of sorrows, who violently sweep your house empty of...
Happy Birthday To . . . Dan & Willie

Happy Birthday To . . . Dan & Willie

May 9, 1921 Daniel Berrigan “There is no peace because the making of peace is at least as costly as the making of war – at least as exigent, at least as disruptive, at least as liable to bring disgrace and prison and death in its wake.” May 9, 1944...
Poem: “Think of Others,”, by Mahmoud Darwish

Poem: “Think of Others,”, by Mahmoud Darwish

As you prepare your breakfast — think of others. Don’t forget to feed the pigeons. As you conduct your wars — think of others. Don’t forget those who want peace. As you pay your water bill — think of others. Think of those who have only the clouds to drink from. As...