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Samuel James O’Brien

I still go to bed sometimes and think of the stars and the clouds and all the dirt on all the roads and I try to figure out whether or not we were in love, and whether or not it matters either way. —  Samuel James O’Brien, from “Where The Quail’s Eggs Are All For… Continue reading Samuel James O’Brien

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Jeffrey McDaniel

The Everlasting Staircase When the call came, saying twenty-four hours to live,my first thought was: can’t she postpone her exit from this planet for a week? I’ve got places to do,people to be. Then grief hit between the ribs, said disappear or reappear more fully. so I boardeda red eyeball and shot across America, hoping… Continue reading Jeffrey McDaniel

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Pema Chödrön

Pain is not a punishment, pleasure is not a reward. ― Pema Chödrön, Comfortable with Uncertainty: 108 Teachings on Cultivating Fearlessness and Compassion. (Shambhala December 30, 2003)

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Rodney King

People, I just want to say, you know, can we all get along? Can we get along? Can we stop making it, making it horrible for the older people and the kids? … It’s just not right. It’s not right. It’s not, it’s not going to change anything. [ …] Please, we can get along… Continue reading Rodney King

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