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Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Catching up with Twitter faves

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"The six top conservatives Obama listens to," is by Marc Ambinder at The Atlantic (6/10/09). Ambinder's list includes Senators Collins and Snowe, Lugar, McCain; columnist David Brooks, and Professor Jack Goldsmith. Read this interesting post for the reasons why. Thanks to Twitter (5/15/09), too for, "marcambinder Atlantic Politics: Tribunals: An Excuse To Exhaust Habeas Rights For Indefinite Detainees?: Th.." Ambinder also reports (5/14/09), "marcambinderAtlantic Politics: Americans Feeling Good: More Americans say they are "thriving" (50 percent).."

Speaking of lists, "TIME See the 10 biggest tech failures from the past decade (via @247wallst) |," (5/14/09).

Here is why I follow pourmecoffee at Twitter (6/10/09): "pourmecoffee --Now a good time to get aggressive with your Priceline Palau vacation bidding.". Regards the Guantamo detainees going to the island of Palau). And (5/16/09): "pourmecoffee Working on my book this weekend, "Pink & Blue," story of Code Pink lady who falls for Cheney but IT CAN NEVER BE.

John Dickerson at Twitter is often good for a smile (6/10/09): "
jdickerson -Power out which let's us enjoy a simpler time when people had to hunt and gather for their morning coffee." And on (5/13/09), "johndickerson on Obama's view that the presidency is like parallel parking."

It was exciting and fun to follow "Astro Mike (Massimino) while he was in orbit. He tweeted (5/20/09), "Astro_MikeFrom orbit: Enjoying a day off in space, taking photos, enjoying the view, having fun." And, "Astro_MikeFrom orbit: As I closed my eyes to sleep last night I thought “these eyes have seen some beautiful sights today.” And (5/16/09),"Astro_MikeFrom orbit: My spacewalk was amazing, we had some tough problems, but through them all, the view of our precious planet was beautiful."

I identified with The Nation's Chris Hayes as he shared this: "chrislhayes Office cleaning day is a historical tour of defunct technologies: old fax machines, floppy disks, rolodexes." On (5/12/09), he asked, "chrislhayes Most maddening thing about dynamics in Washington is that evry convo about progressive policy, I ask myself: "will Ben Nelson go for this?" Chris is one of the smartest young progressives around: "chrislhayes Funny how the left and right own certain words; when you get a press release fr Institute for Liberty, you know right away it's rightwing," (5/12/09).

I say again, Senator Chuck Grassley is unique (5/14/09): "ChuckGrassley Finally aftr 6hrs got to a really intrestin discussion in our Rdtable; public option (backdoor to Canada health system) Scares me" On (3/1/09): "ChuckGrassley Great Buy Danish Aebleskiver Dinner tonite at Fredsville Luthern at Dike. 5$ I went."

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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
  • "Creative Visualization" by Shakti Gawain. MIF Books, 1978
  • "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
  • "Insearch:Psychology and Religion" by James Hillman. Spring Pub. 1994
  • "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
  • "The Road Less Traveled: A New Psychology of Love, Traditional Values and Spiritual Growth" by M.Scott Peck. Simon and Schuster, 1978
  • "The Soul's Code: In Search Of Character and Calling" by James Hillman. Random House, 1996
  • "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
  • "Zen Keys: A Guide to Zen Practice" by Thich Nhat Hahn. Doubleday Dell Pub. Group, 1974

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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.