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Subject:Been a Whille
Time:09:32 pm
Thanks to Facebook I forgot I had a LiveJournal. Maybe I'll start posting again. Then again, maybe not...
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Subject:The Buddha's Last Instruction
Time:11:48 pm
The Buddha's Last Instruction
by Mary Oliver

"Make of yourself a light"
said the Buddha,
before he died.
I think of this every morning
as the east begins
to tear off its many clouds
of darkness, to send up the first
signal-a white fan
streaked with pink and violet,
even green.
An old man, he lay down
between two sala trees,
and he might have said anything,
knowing it was his final hour.
The light burns upward,
it thickens and settles over the fields.
Around him, the villagers gathered
and stretched forward to listen.
Even before the sun itself
hangs, disattached, in the blue air,
I am touched everywhere
by its ocean of yellow waves.
No doubt he thought of everything
that had happened in his difficult life.
And then I feel the sun itself
as it blazes over the hills,
like a million flowers on fire-
clearly I'm not needed,
yet I feel myself turning
into something of inexplicable value.
Slowly, beneath the branches,
he raised his head.
He looked into the faces of that frightened crowd.
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Subject:You Dog You
Time:03:42 pm
"This is a gift from the Iraqis!
This is a farewell kiss, you dog!
This is from the widows, the orphans, and those who were killed in Iraq!"

--Iraqi Reporter Muntazer al-Zaidi as he threw his shoes at President George W. Bush


I'm almost never for physical assault, even in the case of someone I find so despicable as President Bush, but I can't say I disagree with this guy's sentiments...
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Subject:The Friend Zone
Time:03:20 pm


The trick is finding folks in the "Marriage Potential" area but not endlessly looking for folks in the "Null Set" area.

Believe me. I know.
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Subject:Read Em And Weep
Time:03:20 pm
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Subject:Perspective
Time:05:20 pm
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Subject:If McCain Ran Against Jesus
Time:05:48 pm
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Subject:McCain and Obama at Alfred E. Smith Dinner
Time:11:21 am
I gotta say...I thought McCain was funnier. Doesn't change my vote or anything, but there could certainly be worse candidates running against Barack.

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Subject:More Scary People!
Time:11:30 am
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Subject:Scary, Scary, People
Time:01:22 pm
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