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Kindness * Simplicity * Joy

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You never go away from us, yet we have difficulty in returning to You. Come, Lord, stir us up and call us back. Kindle and seize us. Be our fire and our sweetness. Let us love. Let us run.
Saint Augustine, Confessions (via closertothelost)

(via thelaity)

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My phone updated itself.  Now photos pop up labelled, “One year ago.”  This one … just the invitation I needed to see.  Apparently, one year ago today I was looking through this gateway…

My phone updated itself.  Now photos pop up labelled, “One year ago.”  This one … just the invitation I needed to see.  Apparently, one year ago today I was looking through this gateway…

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doctorwho:

doctorwho:

Did you miss the return of Doctor Who? Good news! You can still catch up and check out all the action. Here’s the definitive list of where to watch the series 8 premiere episode, ‘Deep Breath’.
Purchase season passes and individual episodes of Doctor Who on:
iTunes,
VUDU
Amazon
XBox Live
Sony PSN
Get Doctor Who On Demand
Episodes will appear on BBC AMERICA On Demand on the following platforms where available the day after linear premiere (in HD where available):
Bright House CommunicationsCox Advanced TVDIRECTVDISH and DishAnywhere.comOptimum (Cablevision)Time Warner CableVerizon FiOSXFINITY On Demand and Xfinity.com/TV (Comcast)Antietam CableBear CreekBonita SpringsBriston Tennessee Essential ServicesClick!Conway CorporationFrontierGCI Cable Inc.Kuhn CommunicationsMetrocastSummit Broadband
See Nothing? Say Something!If BBC AMERICA On Demand is not available in your area, please contact your television service provider and tell them you’d like to receive it.

In case you missed it…and then also missed this post!

doctorwho:

doctorwho:

Did you miss the return of Doctor Who? Good news! You can still catch up and check out all the action. Here’s the definitive list of where to watch the series 8 premiere episode, ‘Deep Breath’.

Purchase season passes and individual episodes of Doctor Who on:

iTunes,

VUDU

Amazon

XBox Live

Sony PSN

Get Doctor Who On Demand

Episodes will appear on BBC AMERICA On Demand on the following platforms where available the day after linear premiere (in HD where available):

Bright House Communications
Cox Advanced TV
DIRECTV
DISH and DishAnywhere.com
Optimum (Cablevision)
Time Warner Cable
Verizon FiOS
XFINITY On Demand and Xfinity.com/TV (Comcast)
Antietam Cable
Bear Creek
Bonita Springs
Briston Tennessee Essential Services
Click!
Conway Corporation
Frontier
GCI Cable Inc.
Kuhn Communications
Metrocast
Summit Broadband

See Nothing? Say Something!
If BBC AMERICA On Demand is not available in your area, please contact your television service provider and tell them you’d like to receive it.

In case you missed it…and then also missed this post!

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There is no beautifier of complexion or form or behavior, like the wish to scatter joy and not pain around us.
Ralph Waldo Emerson (Transcendentalist, Unitarian, Quaker, editor, author, philosopher)

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In the stage of integration we learn that contemplation-and-action are so intertwined that features we associate with one are always found at the heart of the other- Just as the Chinese symbol of yang harbors a dark spot of yin, and the symbol of yin harbors a light spot of yang.
Action becomes more than a matter of
getting from here to there, but a contemplative affair as well,
a path by which we may discover inner truth
Parker Palmer

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Very Short Fact: On this day in 1965, President Lyndon Johnson signs the Voting Rights Act, guaranteeing African Americans the right to vote and making it illegal to impose restrictions on federal, state and local elections that were designed to deny the vote to blacks.


In 1965 Johnson had the advantages of a landslide win and huge Democratic majorities in Congress. No president since has had such a favourable political position. As a result, and with developments in communication, presidents have increasingly reached out to the public in building support.

[p. 74, The American Presidency: A Very Short Introduction, by Charles O. Jones]
Like the Very Short Introductions on Facebook for more from the series.
Image: Lyndon Johnson and Martin Luther King, by Yoichi R. Okamoto. Public domain via Wikimedia Commons.

oupacademic:

Very Short Fact: On this day in 1965, President Lyndon Johnson signs the Voting Rights Act, guaranteeing African Americans the right to vote and making it illegal to impose restrictions on federal, state and local elections that were designed to deny the vote to blacks.

In 1965 Johnson had the advantages of a landslide win and huge Democratic majorities in Congress. No president since has had such a favourable political position. As a result, and with developments in communication, presidents have increasingly reached out to the public in building support.

[p. 74, The American Presidency: A Very Short Introduction, by Charles O. Jones]

Like the Very Short Introductions on Facebook for more from the series.

Image: Lyndon Johnson and Martin Luther King, by Yoichi R. Okamoto. Public domain via Wikimedia Commons.

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Endings…

"Well, boys, it would be hard to call what we’ve been through fun, but I’m sure glad we went through it together. You boys always managed to give me a good laugh right when I needed it most. Never forget the time you dropped Winchester’s drawers in the O.R. ‘Course I had to pretend I was mad at ya, but inside I was laughing to beat all hell." 

Many endings this year.  New beginnings, but endings.  But these words from Col. Potter on the old M*A*S*H show say it all…