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Cesar Chavez (1927-1993)
Monday March 29th 2004, 6:07 pm
Filed under: General
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“We cannot seek achievement for ourselves and forget about progress and prosperity for our community…Our ambitions must be broad enough to include the aspirations and needs of others, for their sakes and for our own.”

–Cesar Chavez

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Basho (1644-1694)
Friday March 26th 2004, 1:30 am
Filed under: Beauty,poetry
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Old pond…

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9-09-02
Wednesday March 24th 2004, 2:39 am
Filed under: General
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9-09-02 The intensity of what I expressed in that letter has been growing rapidly and this whole weekend has been so profound that I can hardly contain myself. Thursday we went to the fair and the first ride I went on with my daughter sparked something that has been growing day by day. I am […]

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Perennial Ritual
Tuesday March 23rd 2004, 4:54 pm
Filed under: General
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Pitch-black Eucalyptus tower above us; dark sentinels against the ambient light of the city.

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The Domestic Security Enhancement Act
Tuesday March 23rd 2004, 1:55 pm
Filed under: politics
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Even before the Patriot Act was enacted, the FBI had the power to conduct surveillance of people who were suspected of engaging in criminal activity.

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9-05-02
Wednesday March 17th 2004, 9:48 pm
Filed under: General
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9-05-02 (The following post was a response to a question about the difference between personal and impersonal Awareness.) It is the focusing of Awareness that creates the appearance of an identity where there actually is none. The appearance of an identity is created and sustained by the habitual identifying or focus on thoughts/memories. The reason […]

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You Tell Him Bette!
Monday March 15th 2004, 6:08 pm
Filed under: General
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You Tell Him Bette! Dear President Bush: Today you called upon Congress to move quickly to amend the US Constitution, and set in Federal stone a legal definition of marriage. I would like to know why. In your speech, you stated that this Amendment would serve to protect marriage in America, which I must confess […]

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Safety or Liberty – Make a Choice!
Friday March 12th 2004, 9:40 am
Filed under: General
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Safety or Liberty – Make a Choice! The more I see our liberty ripped from us in the guise of safety and defense, the more I feel we are at a true crossroads in our country�s history. Ben Franklin comes to mind here, �They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary […]

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9-03-02
Wednesday March 10th 2004, 9:09 pm
Filed under: General
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9-03-02 (In this post, I was pointing out how two statements, by another forum member, may have seemed to contradict each other, but were in fact, complimentary.) Chris said that everything is That, whether it be samadhi or sitting there looking at his jeans and computer. Chris also said something to the effect of “not […]

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Spring has SPRUNG
Tuesday March 09th 2004, 11:52 am
Filed under: General
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Spring has SPRUNG It is so beautiful outside I can hardly concentrate on my work today. It makes me think of my tribe, out there working in your jobs, maybe also daydreaming like I am. It makes me wish we were all at a cafe in the mission outside smiling and laughing. Some great iced […]

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The Castle Crags
Friday March 05th 2004, 10:29 pm
Filed under: Beauty,General,Love,Nature / Eco,poetry
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Time moves geologically across our hearts and minds, our physical existence weathering choices and experience. We rise and fall in our individual eternities

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Jazz At Pearl’s
Friday March 05th 2004, 6:01 pm
Filed under: art,Beauty,entertainment,music,poetry
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The intimate 135-seat North Beach venue is an elegant setting for Nalley, who is fast becoming internationally known for her breathtaking charisma; an assured vocal style wholly her own, and every bit the chanteuse of the 1930’s and 40’s.

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8-31-02
Wednesday March 03rd 2004, 2:16 am
Filed under: General
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8-31-02 (The following was written to assist another conference member who was having difficulty in expressing his realization that he was alone/all one. The first paragraph was taken directly from my personal journal and the second part was written specifically for that discussion group) Thursday we went to the fair and the first ride I […]

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Huun-Huur-Tu – Great American Music Hall
Monday March 01st 2004, 1:39 pm
Filed under: music
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Huun-Huur-Tu I am galloping across grassy Siberian steppes on a bronze colored horse. Glancing backwards, alluvial plains and arid plateaus of Mongolia have receded into resonant after images and lingering sepia dust. The musical illuminations I transport are extraordinarily rare and beautiful. I carefully adjust the leather straps of my rucksack, and then tuck pearl […]

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