Sunday, February 26, 2012

Saturday, February 25, 2012

40 Days / Make Life Better, Four

40 Days of posts that make life better, four: to know the joy of friendship with a species other than your own.

Friday, February 24, 2012

N Word Always Unacceptable: Why? Here's Why

For the young who don't understand why I keep saying the N word lies in a realm beyond any petty insult, or punch in the arm to go with a "puh-leez!" and should not be used, have a read of Mr. Douglass' letter:

"I remember the chain, the gag, the bloody whip, the deathlike gloom overshadowing the broken spirit of the fettered bondman, the appalling liability of his being torn away from wife and children, and sold like a beast in the market..."

Read the entire letter:

40 Days / Make Life Better, Three

40 days of posts that make life better: three: Read a voice that's effortlessly funny. Read: The BlueGreen PowerPlant.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

40 Days / Make Life Better, Two

40 days of posts that make life better, two: Taking one's time to wander as you may be led: (Thanks Ingrid!)

Snow Circles from Beauregard, Steamboat Aerials on Vimeo.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

40 Days of Posts that Make Life Better: One

Fat Tuesday, eat all the goodies. Ash Wednesday, start Lent. I'm not religious, but why not look to this time so significant to so many to add to the mass of conscious reflection? So begins: 40 days of posts that make life better. One:

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Noble in the China Shop

In order to succeed in non violent conflict resolution, you have to be willing to eschew the little thrill that comes from winning skirmishes.  To redirect hostility so that no one gets injured is the compassionate thing to do, keeping in mind the principle that the bull in the china shop gets hurt, too.