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Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Links, Stranger Than Fiction

Presented in chronological order of publication:

"Stimulus? U.S. to buy Chinese condoms, ending Alabama jobs*," from McClatchy (3/23/09). Betmo says, "It has come to this. . . Well, we get everything else from there, why not?" This regards USAID's AIDS prevention programs around the world.

"Golfer looking for errant tee shot finds grenade#," from Yahoo! News (3/19/09).

"Hot fuzz: Chinese police hand out chillies to keep drivers alert#," from The Guardian (3/11/09). Jon says, "this is a new one on me." To quote from the article by Tania Branigan in Beijing:

Officers in country's south-west hit on novel road safety idea to stop motorists falling asleep at the wheel. Police in south-west China are turning up the heat on accidents along
some of the world's most dangerous roads by feeding drivers raw chilli.

Traffic officers in Chongqing are handing out the peppers at service stations to stop motorists falling asleep at the wheel.

"Mo*," from the odd neighbor (3/10/09). This is a wonderful story that Betmo titles, "Cats and Life." Well, worth the read!

"Zoo chimp 'planned' stone attacks#," from the BBC News. (3/9/09) This chimp can plan ahead. To quote: "A male chimpanzee provides compelling proof that animals may be able to plan for future events and moods."

"Pink Dolphin*," from UncommonSense (3/3/09) "Neat," says Betmo. Click link for vivid photo.

"What causes vivid dreams?#" from divine carolyn (March 2009).

"Texas may let hunters shoot pigs from choppers#," from Yahoo! News (2/19/09). Jon adds, "Maybe Palin can give us some pointers."

"Cache of Ice Age fossils found in Los Angeles#," from Yahoo! News (2/18/09). They're in tar pits.

"Dolphins Prepare Their Food!*" from Lisa Allender Writes (1/30/09) Betmo says, "Who Knew?"

"Scientists find new creatures of Australian deep#," from Yahoo! News (1/18/09)

Hat Tip Key: Regular contributors of links to leads are Betmo*, Dan'l+ and Jon#.

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References on Spirituality -- Favorites from my old collection

  • "A Return To Love: Reflections On the Principles Of a Course In Miracles" by Marianne Williamson. Harper Collins, 1992
  • "A World Waiting To Be Born: Civility Rediscovered" by M. Scott Peck. Simon and Schuster, 1993
  • "Chicken Soup For the Unsinkable Soul" by Canfield, Hansen and McNamara. Health Communications, 1999
  • "Compassion in Action: Setting Out On the Path of Service" by Ram Dass and Mirabai Bush. Bell Tower Pub., 1992
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  • "Finding Values That Work: The Search For Fulfillment" by Brian O'Connell. Walker & Co., 1978
  • "Fire in the Soul" by Joan Borysenko. Warner Books, 1993
  • "Further Along the Road Less Traveled" by M. Scott Peck. Simon and Schuster, 1993
  • "Guilt Is the Teacher, Love Is the Lesson" by Joan Borysenko. Warner Books, 1990
  • "Inner Simplicity: 100 Ways To Regain Peace and Nourish the Soul" by Elaine St. James. Hyperion, 1995
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  • "Man's Search For Himself" by Rollo May. Signet Books, 1953
  • "Mythologies" by William Butler Yeats. Macmillan, 1959
  • "Myths, Dreams and Religion" by Joseph Campbell. Spring Pub. 1988
  • "Passion for Life: Psychology and the Human Spirit" by John and Muriel James. Penguin Books, 1991
  • "Peace Is Every Step" by Thich Nhat Hahn. Bantam Books , 1991
  • "The Heroine's Journey" by Mureen Murdock. Random House, 1990
  • "The Hope For Healing Human Evil" by M. Scott Peck. Simon and Schuster, 1983
  • "The House of Belonging" poems by David Whyte. Many Rivers Press, 2004
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  • "The World Treasury of Modern Religious Thought" by Jaroslav Pelikan. Little, Brown & Co., 1990
  • "Unconditional Life" by Deepak Chopra. Bantam Books, 1992
  • "Wherever You Go There You Are: Mindfulness Meditation" by Jon Kabat-Zinn. Hyperion, 1994
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A retired counselor, I am equal parts Techie and Artist. I am a Democrat who came to the Southwest to attend college. I married, had kids and have lived here all my adult life.