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Contented, Not Contending

Contented, Not Contending

thetattooedbuddha.com   The wise can handle acclaim and fame, attacks and blame better than others because they demand more of themselves. For them, the approval of others is not a cause for celebration. Nor is the censure of others a source of  trepidation. The wise take cheers with equanimity and  handle jeers with composure. Sages […]

Why is this Happening?

Why is this Happening?

  https://makeameme.org/meme/black-lives-matter-k84h5a “The wind of change is blowing, and we see in our day and our age a significant development. Victor Hugo said on one occasion that there is nothing more powerful in all the world than an idea whose time has come. In a real sense, the idea whose time has come today is […]

Citizens All; Always!

Citizens All; Always!

        http://www.sheknows.com/living/slideshow/list/3447/patriotic-quotes/patriotism-is-not An essay, on patriotic citizenship rather than corrosive partisanship, in honor of America’s 240th Anniversary. America is much more than a geographical fact.  It is a political and moral fact – the first community in which men set out in principle to institutionalize freedom, responsible government, and human equality.  ~Adlai […]

Pittsburgh Penguins: Open Letter of thanks

Pittsburgh Penguins: Open Letter of thanks

“Joy is of the will which labours, which overcomes obstacles, which knows triumph.”  William Butler Yeats Together Everyone Achieves More   Jim Rutherford General Manager, Pittsburgh Penguins CONSOL Energy Center 1001 Fifth Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15219 Dear Mr. Rutherford: I write this to express my genuine admiration and profound appreciation for the acumen, audacity, and […]

Do you hear the drums, Orlando?

Do you hear the drums, Orlando?

An adaptation with due thanks to Abba! www.businessinsider.com    An adaptation in sympathy for the victims and empathy with their families and loved ones. “You don’t need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows.” Per the Harvey Milk Foundation: “These victims had their futures stolen … their dreams were stolen, and their potential contributions […]

Pittsburgh Penguins – Speed Kills

Pittsburgh Penguins – Speed Kills

  [To the tune of Born to Be Wils] http://thepensblog.com/2015-archives/an-appreciation-post-for-the-hbk-line.html This is a tribute to the Pittsburgh Penguins as crafted by Jim Rutherford and coached by Mike Sullivan. Speed Kills! Let it be on 12 June 2016 against the San Jose Sharks! “All credit to Jim Rutherford, who despite ongoing criticism of his trade prowess […]

Clinton versus Sanders: Primary and Caucus Victories

Clinton versus Sanders: Primary and Caucus Victories

      http://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/pop-shop/6706844/hillary-clinton-bernie-sanders-musician-supporters   “I think there is a dichotomy that somehow some of us who are older, we haven’t conveyed what went before adequately,” said Connie Barrington, a 68-year old retired librarian who showed up at a Clinton rally in California. “It has taken a million years. It is time for a woman.” […]

America’s Election Process

America’s Election Process

  http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/u-s-primaries-caucus-iowa-republican-democrat-trump-1.3422904   “When picking a leader, choose a peacemaker. One who unites, not divides. A cultured leader who supports the arts and true freedom of speech, not censorship.” Let it be!   Though far from perfect, the American presidential election process has been improved since its inception. As things now stand, two distinct, but […]

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