Hitler: part 2 ~ A Slow Motion Disaster in Three Acts ~ Overview & Act One

September 12, 2014

This is the second of a 4-part series; it won’t make sense without first reading the original post.    A Slow-motions Disaster in Three Acts WWII and the brutal and systematized extra-judicial incarceration, torture and killing of a large number of Germany’s own citizen of all religious and political backgrounds, and Jews all across Europe […]

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Hitler et al: Part 1 ~ Should Individual Citizens Be Held Responsible for Crimes Perpetrated by their Country’s Political Leaders?

September 11, 2014

~ word count 1836 ~     I started this post on WWII as a short introduction for the Letters of the Scattered Brotherhood, which is an anthology by clergy and other leaders of the Church of England. It contains 104 ‘letters of the scattered brotherhood’ written during the pre-war period and WWII (1933 to 1945). […]

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Intro-background ~ Letters to the Scattered Brotherhood ~ letter # 77 – pages 174 & 175

September 7, 2014

My book review of the LSB as published on Amazon BACKGROUND ~ LSB, British authors & WWII: The letters in the anthology “Letters of the Scattered Brotherhood” were originally written by Anglican priests and other religious leaders of the Anglican Church in the UK during the 6-year buildup to the WWII, and the 7 years of […]

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Ode to Robin Williams: “You are only given a little spark of madness ~ don’t lose it!”

September 6, 2014

  Link to 4-min excerpt of Robin Williams’ 1978 performance  Post from “Upworthiness” August 2014 There’s been a quote going around attributed to Robin Williams that goes as follows: “You’re only given a little spark of madness. You mustn’t lose it.” Here’s where it came from. He was performing at the Roxy in 1978 for […]

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Videos on Empathy, Vulnerability, Shame & Guilt by Brene Brown

December 18, 2013

TED talk by professor of Psychology Brene Brown, on the topics of Vulnerability, Empathy, Shame, & Guilt. [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sXSjc-pbXk4[/youtube] Here is a link to a her material about vulnerability that is demonstrated in an entertaining and educational graphic — originally posted by the website “UpWorthiness”. [youtube]http://www.upworthy.com/my-wife-didnt-get-why-i-was-so-into-this-woman-but-after-about-40-seconds-we-were-both-obsessed?c=upw1[/youtube]

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Upworthiness ~ great graphic video on institutionalized loneliness in the modern world

December 2, 2013

Loneliness Illustrated So Beautifully You Will Need To Tell Someone “Upworthiness” post from December 2013 A 4-minute video ~ Comments and recommendation by Ray Flores In a world where we collect friends like stamps, here’s some sense for our social networks. At minute 0:40, my jaw hits the floor when creator Shimi Cohen outlines the capacity […]

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The book ‘Jews, G*D & History’ by Max I. Dimont ~ my review for Amazon.com

October 19, 2013

I have an original 1962 hardcopy of this book, with my mother’s name neatly penned on the inside cover. She gave it to me when I was a young adult. Reading it turn out to be a seminal event in my life, similar to my experience of Will Durant’s book “The Story of Philosophy“. I love both […]

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G*D’s view of us from the Contemplative’s perspective

September 15, 2013

Excerpts from Trappist monk Thomas Merton’s ~ A Book of Hours Beginning on pages 176 and paraphrased ever so slightly Accompanied by photos from “The Best Street Art of 2012” — i.e ordinary cracks in the sidewalk as never seen before! Street artists humanize a crack growing out of a manhole cover into an inspiriting work […]

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Yom Kipper Poem: The Afternoon Before the Day of Atonement

September 12, 2013

reposted from: http://www.jweekly.com/article/full/69505/the-afternoon-before-the-day-of-atonement/ First Edition: Poetry ~ The Afternoon Before the Day of Atonement by meryl natchez I thought I would see seals asleep on the rocks, but the cormorant was the real show, wrestling a twisted length of eel, persistently untwisting with its beak to swallow it whole. Then, as I watched, uncertain whether I’d […]

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An essay by guest author & meta-physician Crystal Tornick ~ We Are a NUCLEUS!

August 30, 2013

I awoke in the middle-of-the-night…and decided to meditate upon “my sweet-spot” …that place-inside where I exist comfortably as AWARENESS ….without a steady stream of thought. Whenever I do this, my body experiences a deep, relaxing sigh. I recognize this as being the “pure, positive awareness” that Source IS…and how this is the WellBeing that is always present…available to us for downloading. […]

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