Happy Birthday To . . . Fritz & Menachem

Happy Birthday To . . . Fritz & Menachem

August 16, 1911 E. F. Schumacher “Any intelligent fool can make things bigger and more complex… It takes a touch of genius – and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction.” August 16, 1913 Menachem Begin “Peace is the beauty of...
Back to Front

Back to Front

‘Reasonable people always see things the same way,’ said the Khan of Samarkand to Nasrudin one day. ‘That is just the trouble with “reasonable” people,’ said Nasrudin; ‘they include at least some people who always see only one thing out of a potential two...
Happy Birthday To . . . Jeremy & Linda

Happy Birthday To . . . Jeremy & Linda

August 15, 1613 Jeremy Taylor “If anger proceeds from a great cause, it turns to fury; if from a small cause, it is peevishness; and so is always either terrible or ridiculous.” August 15, 1944 Linda Ellerbee “I think laughter may be a form of...
Burnt Flower Soup

Burnt Flower Soup

Twice a month the peaceCENTER used to have an evening potluck/staff meeting/re-centering and Narjis would bring a crockpot of homemade soup, often made with produce from her community garden. “What is it this time?” I asked her, greedily. “Burnt...
The North Wind and the Sun

The North Wind and the Sun

The North Wind and the Sun were disputing which was the stronger, when a traveler came along wrapped in a warm cloak. They agreed that the one who first succeeded in making the traveler take his cloak off should be considered stronger than the other. Then the North...