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Enduring philosophies and favorite quotes

most of the great triumphs and tragedies of history are caused, not by people being fundamentally good or fundamentally bad, but by people being fundamentally people.


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when all you gotta keep is strong,
move along move along like I know you do
and even when your hope is gone,
move along move along just to make it through
go on… when everything is wrong, we move along…..


she speaks and breaks your intellect... and she's allowed to change her mind. oh just you try to stop her


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"Everything counts a little more than we think..."

22 August 2008 Friday

Koans conversation

slated in stuff, mainstream at 4:18 pm

If you meet the Buddha on the road, kill him.

I don’t know what that means.
I’ll ask Wikipedia/Google.

Dad: you know, people are using Google more and more to answer all kind of big life questions now..
like, “what should I wear today?”, “what should I do this weekend?”

24 June 2008 Tuesday

slated in mainstream at 6:10 pm

This makes me really, really, really happy.

Big screen on Vimeo: Where the Hell is Matt? 2008

Also Ferrydusted in 2006

20 June 2008 Friday

A Softer World : 319

slated in mainstream at 9:14 pm

I really like this one.

None of those lines seemed to be about you or me.

Don’t forget to hover the graphic for the image alt xkcd-style.

19 June 2008 Thursday

Antiochians - An inclination toward hope

slated in mainstream at 6:59 pm

Reunion’s this weekend.


An inclination toward hope

Welcome, Antioch College alumni. It’s good to have you back in the village.
Over the past year, you’ve been, to many of us, models of courage, persistence and integrity. You’ve shown us how to think big ? very big. You inspire us with how much you want to save your college and how you don’t take no for an answer. Your deep love for Antioch College has helped us love it more. In an age of cynicism, you unabashedly care; in a climate of secrecy, you engage with honesty and directness. You have shown that the best case for saving Antioch College is that Antioch creates people like you.

17 June 2008 Tuesday

Relationships (Email Forward)

slated in mainstream at 4:41 pm

This came through as a forward in my email. I don’t know its original author/source. Some of these stories are classics, others simply good examples.. but the last one kills me.


TRUST is a very important factor for all relationships. When trust is broken, it is the end of the relationship. Lack of trust leads to suspicion, suspicion generates anger, anger causes enmity and enmity may result in separation.

A telephone operator told me that one day she received a phone call. She answered, “Public Utilities Board.” There was silence. She repeated, “PUB.” There was still no answer. When she was going to cut off the line, she heard a lady’s voice, “Oh, so this is PUB. Sorry , I got the number from my husband’s pocket but I do not know whose number it is.”

Without mutual trust, just imagine what will happen to the couple if the telephone operator answered with just “hello” instead of “PUB”.

This one makes me a bit sad. The last line makes the point, but it’s not about how the telephone operator answers the phone. There’s an existing problem, and either she’s being unreasonably suspicious and not communicating with him, or he’s been selfish or careless and has given her reason to be concerned. Either way….

06 May 2008 Tuesday

feeling sleepy?

slated in mainstream at 3:15 am

[link via Rod]

awwwwwwwwwwwwww (Ten “w“s at least.)

28 April 2008 Monday

BSG: Season 4 Episode 3 :: Happiness

slated in mainstream at 8:23 pm

After watching episode three of current(4) season of Battlestar Galactica, I have this to say:

FINALLY! YAY!! It’s about time! I’ve waited soooo long. I didn’t dare to hope… I couldn’t have asked for more… It’s everything I ever wanted… Hooray!!!!!! :: so pleased ::

It’s going to be hard to get me down from this high happy cloud…

02 April 2008 Wednesday

DailyKos discussing the purchase of Antioch College

slated in mainstream at 5:12 pm

Posted yesterday: Can we kossacks buy a College? Update

This sounds like April fools but it’s not. today Ella H posted this http://www.dailykos.com/… about the sale of Antioch college. I am proposing that we, as kossacks, buy it! …

According to a comment below, the college is not actually for sale, but the current admins are trying actively to kill it so the assets can be sold. Accckkk!

DailyKos has always been a great community — a great site even before it was a full community — so it’s nice to see some attention there on this subject. Some good comments and a bit of background information on the situation of Antioch College and its destruction threatened by the University system it founded, so I won’t go into additional explanation here. It’s a pretty confusing situation, but the bottom line is that Antioch College should be saved, and the University system has not offered any reassurance that they are interested in the well-being and sustainability of the College as the bastion of liberal arts education that it has been for over 150 years.

*edit: I think tsanford put this very well, referring to the article in the Chronicle

the state of Trustees: they have taken on the role of a Board of Directors and seek to cut the educational model to keep institutions afloat rather than fulfill their duty to raise some money.

31 March 2008 Monday

/. Study Shows Males Commonly Mistake Sexual Intent

slated in mused, mainstream at 6:54 am

Sent by a friend

Study Shows Males Commonly Mistake Sexual Intent
seattle-pk writes “Males are apparently clueless when it comes to interpreting sexual intent from females…. If you’re a male who ever mistook the meaning of a barista’s smile, looks like you’re not alone.”

The news is not new. Guys misinterpret; girls are vague/confusing.
But.. sometimes a girl is not vague, and the guy does not misinterpret.

03 November 2007 Saturday

Antioch lives.

slated in mainstream at 9:09 pm

bloch- pleasure to see you here… inform you that day before yesterday AB approved agreement in priincoiple betwwen AB and trustees.. yesterday late, trustees approved agreement in principle.. passed resoultion rescinding suspension of operations at antioch.


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