The Sky is Falling!

The Sky is Falling!

Did you ever hear of Chicken Little, how she disturbed a whole neighborhood by her foolish alarm? Well, Chicken Little was running about in a gentleman's garden, where she had no business to be: she ran under a rose-bush, and a leaf fell on her tail; so she was...

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Interbeing – Clouds In Each Paper

Interbeing – Clouds In Each Paper

If you are a poet, you will see clearly that there is a cloud floating in this sheet of paper. Without a cloud, there will be no rain; without rain, the trees cannot grow; and without trees, we cannot make paper. The cloud is essential for the paper to exist. If the...

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Happy Birthday To . . . Paul & Phyllis

Happy Birthday To . . . Paul & Phyllis

August 3, 1858 Paul Sabatier "Theories cannot claim to be indestructible. They are only the plough which the ploughman uses to draw his furrow and which he has every right to discard for another one, of improved design, after the harvest." August 3, 1920 P.D. James...

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Happy Birthday To . . . James & Maggie

Happy Birthday To . . . James & Maggie

August 2, 1924 James Baldwin "I imagine one of the reasons people cling to their hates so stubbornly is because they sense, once hate is gone, they will be forced to deal with pain." August 3, 1905 Maggie Kuhn "Stand before the people you fear and speak your mind -...

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Happy Birthday To . . . Jeannette & Hugh

Happy Birthday To . . . Jeannette & Hugh

June 11, 1880 Jeannette Rankin "What one decides to do in crisis depends on one's philosophy of life, and that philosophy cannot be changed by an incident. If one hasn't any philosophy in crises, others make the decision." June 11, 1959 Hugh Laurie "It's a terrible...

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Poem: “Advice to Myself,” by Louise Erdrich

Poem: “Advice to Myself,” by Louise Erdrich

Leave the dishes. Let the celery rot in the bottom drawer of the refrigerator and an earthen scum harden on the kitchen floor. Leave the black crumbs in the bottom of the toaster. Throw the cracked bowl out and don't patch the cup. Don't patch anything. Don't mend....

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Happy Birthday To . . . Michel & Wilfred

Happy Birthday To . . . Michel & Wilfred

February 28, 1533 Michel de Montaigne "A man who fears suffering is already suffering from what he fears." February 28, 1865 Wilfred Grenfell "The service we render others is the rent we pay for our room on earth."

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Happy Birthday To . . . Rudolf & Hugo

Happy Birthday To . . . Rudolf & Hugo

February 27, 1861 Rudolf Steiner "A healthy social life is found only when, in the mirror of each soul, the whole community finds its reflection, and when, in the whole community, the virtue of each one is living." February 27, 1886 Hugo Black "A union of government...

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Happy Birthday To . . . Rudolph & Ralph

Happy Birthday To . . . Rudolph & Ralph

February 27, 1861 Rudolf Steiner "A healthy social life is found only when, in the mirror of each soul, the whole community finds its reflection, and when, in the whole community, the virtue of each one is living." February 27, 1934 Ralph Nader "A society that has...

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Happy Birthday to . . . . Hugo & Marian

Happy Birthday to . . . . Hugo & Marian

February 27, 1886 Hugo Black "There can be no equal justice where the kind of trial a man gets depends on the amount of money he has." February 27, 1897 Marian Anderson "As long as you keep a person down, some part of you has to be down there to hold him down, so it...

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Happy Birthday To . . . Carmen & Victor

Happy Birthday To . . . Carmen & Victor

February 25, 1963 Carmen Yulin Cruz "You cannot make life better if you are in a helicopter. You can't make life better for them if you can't touch them." February 26, 1802 Victor Hugo "He who opens a school door, closes a prison."

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Happy Birthday To . . . Michael & Steve

Happy Birthday To . . . Michael & Steve

February 24, 1928 Michael Harrington "That the poor are invisible is one of the most important things about them. They are not simply neglected and forgotten as in the old rhetoric of reform; what is much worse, they are not seen." February 24, 1955 Steve Jobs "Things...

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Happy Birthday To . .  William & Barbara

Happy Birthday To . . William & Barbara

February 23, 1868 W.E.B. Du Bois "I believe in Liberty for all men: the space to stretch their arms and their souls, the right to breathe and the right to vote, the freedom to choose their friends, enjoy the sunshine, and ride on the railroads, uncursed by color;...

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Happy Birthday To . . . Robert & Ishmael

Happy Birthday To . . . Robert & Ishmael

February 22, 1857 Robert Baden-Powell "No one can pass through life, any more than he can pass through a bit of country, without leaving tracks behind, and those tracks may often be helpful to those coming after him in finding their way. " February 22, 1938 Ishmael...

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Happy Birthday To . .  W.H. & Barbara

Happy Birthday To . . W.H. & Barbara

February 21, 1907 W.H. Auden "Good can imagine Evil; but Evil cannot imagine Good." February 21, 1936 Barbara Jordan "What a better world it would be if we all, the whole world, had cookies and milk about three o’clock every afternoon and then lay down on our blankets...

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Happy Birthday To . .  Ramakrishna & Audre

Happy Birthday To . . Ramakrishna & Audre

February 18, 1836 Ramakrishna "When the flower blooms, the bees come uninvited." February 18, 1934 Audre Lorde "When we speak we are afraid our words will not be heard or welcomed. But when we are silent, we are still afraid. So it is better to speak."

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Happy Birthday To . . . Nikos & Toni

Happy Birthday To . . . Nikos & Toni

February 18, 1883 Nikos Kazantzakis "True teachers use themselves as bridges over which they invite their students to cross; then, having facilitated their crossing, joyfully collapse, encouraging them to create bridges of their own." February 18, 1931 Toni Morrison...

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Happy Birthday To . .  Marian & Huey

Happy Birthday To . . Marian & Huey

February 17, 1902 Marian Anderson "Prejudice is like a hair across your cheek. You can't see it, you can't find it with your fingers, but you keep brushing at it because the feel of it is irritating." February 17, 1942 Huey Newton "You can jail a Revolutionary, but...

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Happy Birthday To . . . Eckhart & LeVar

Happy Birthday To . . . Eckhart & LeVar

February 16, 1948 Eckhart Tolle "To complain is always nonacceptance of what is. It invariably carries an unconscious negative charge. When you complain, you make yourself into a victim. When you speak out, you are in your power. So change the situation by taking...

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Happy Birthday To . . . Elihu & Matt

Happy Birthday To . . . Elihu & Matt

February 15, 1845 Elihu Root "The wolf always charges the lamb with muddying the stream." February 15, 1954 Matt Groening "If you don't want your kids to be like Bart Simpson, don't act like Homer Simpson."

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Happy Birthday To . . . Frederick & George

Happy Birthday To . . . Frederick & George

February 14, 1818 Frederick Douglass "Where justice is denied, where poverty is enforced, where ignorance prevails, and where any one class is made to feel that society is an organized conspiracy to oppress, rob and degrade them, neither persons nor property will be...

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Happy Birthday To . .  Pico & Sheryl

Happy Birthday To . . Pico & Sheryl

February 11, 1957 Pico Iyer "It's no coincidence that the word 'holiday' suggests a holy day, or that the longest book in the Torah concerns the Sabbath. If you wish to advance in any sphere, the best way is to take a retreat." February 11, 1962 Sheryl Crowe "No...

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Happy Birthday To . . . Dominique & Elaine

Happy Birthday To . . . Dominique & Elaine

February 10, 1910 Dominique Pire "Of what good would another lecture on peace be? Peace is not something to lecture about, but something to put into practice." February 10, 1930 E. L. Konigsburg "I think it's important to experience kindness so that you can experience...

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Happy Birthday To . . . Martin & Paul

Happy Birthday To . . . Martin & Paul

February 8, 1878 Martin Buber "There are three principles in a man's being and life, the principle of thought, the principle of speech, and the principle of action. The origin of all conflict between me and my fellow-men is that I do not say what I mean and I don't do...

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