Ying Yang

“Human compassion is equal to human cruelty, and it is up to each of us to tip the balance.” Alice Walker

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Letting Go

“Letting go of our suffering is the hardest work we will ever do. It is also the most fruitful.To heal means to meet ourselves in a new way – in the newness of each moment where all is possible and nothing is limited to the old.”
Stephen Levine (1937-2016) American Poet and Teacher

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PINETOP

Purim a time to revel in our hidden secrets white working on the gut with hamantaschen cookies. But I could only think that this is the day in 2011 that an old guy I admired passed. So lets all Boogie Woogie our blues away with Pinetop Perkins today.

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Poem for March Madness

Get your brackets in! No gambling here.

For love of school, god & country. What order do we care

root for the long shots, always more fun.

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PARTING GLASS

Of all the money that e’er I had 
I spent it in good company
And of all the harm that e’er I’ve done 
Alas it was to none but me

And all I’ve done for want of wit 
To memory now I can’t recall
So fill to me the parting glass 
Goodnight and joy be with you all

And of all the comrades that e’er I had 
They are sorry for my going away
And all the sweethearts that e’er I had
They would wish me one more day to stay

But since it calls unto my lot 
That I should rise and you should not
I’ll gently rise and I’ll softly call 
Goodnight and joy be with you all

A man may drink and not be drunk 
A man may fight and not be slain
A man may court a pretty girl 
And perhaps be welcomed back again

But since it has so ordered been 
By a time to rise and a time to fall
Come fill to me the parting glass 
Good night and joy be with you all


Come fill to me the parting glass 
Good night and joy be with you all.

Songwriters: Jake Gosling / Edward Christopher Sheeran

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“Don’t worry about being effective. Just concentrate on being faithful to the truth.”
Dorothy Day (1897-1980)

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Hey Doc

Any way you can make me taller?

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JUST VOTE!

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grifter, a reminder

grifter

grifter is a con artist: someone who swindles people out of money through fraud.

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the Diplomat’s Dictionary

“Negotiation should never degenerate into an argument; it should always be kept on the level of a discussion.”

Harold Nicolson, 1934

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