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Mother, life and death

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It is a strange thought to imagine life without my mother.

Connection

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Its there until it isn't.

The loneliness that comes

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New Student

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I started tutoring a new student tonight.

Becoming What We Are By Robert Anton Wilson

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"If you stroll through a large art museum, you will notice that Van Gogh does not paint the same world as Rembrandt, Picasso does not see things the way Goya did, Georgia O'Keefe doesn't much resemble Rivera, Salvador Dali looks like nobody but himself, and, in general, no world-class artist became a "classic" by doing what somebody else had already done or even what everybody else in his/her own era did.

Facebook

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Ahh Facebook, you make us think we're communicating, but really we are just talking to ourselves on a public stage.

Advertising our mental state for the variety of data collecting marketers that will no doubt find or develop products for our lonely squeaks. 

You trickster you.

It is not the critic who counts

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“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.”

― Theodore Roosevelt

Big problems need unity and global solutions

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I like to imagine that one day, perhaps sometime in the near future, we could live in a world where the mighty used their power and forces for unity, collaboration and building. Rather than playing the age old game of conquest.

Poem

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Beautiful creatures all loving inside.

Blinded

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Blinded by a brightly burning light seen only from within the darkness.

The dark side of having it all

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People lose sight of history and context. Western Civilization has colonized, oppressed and exploited people from developing nations for hundreds of years. It is what civilizations that focus on power and might have always done.

Positive things

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I like to identify with the positive, the wonderful things. Because I know the negative can with persistence be overcome or accepted and if nothing else the painful is always extending its open hand offering to be your teacher.