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Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Wonderfully Personal Tweets from Faves

chrislhayes Uncostumed as usual. I feel little less guilty about never having a costume with each passing year. #gettingold (10/31/09).

About to dig into Cheney stuff. Bad flashback," is from Matt Cooper (10/30/09).

jdickerson Under son's pillow: "Dear miss tooth fairy. I woud like a dog or a bunny becuse my frend got a turtle. Don't give me money give me a bunny" (10/29/09).

On CBS Evening News tonight wearing my John Dickerson costume talking about Iraq bombing (10/25/09)

libbyspencer I keep my follow list small b/c I'm so OCD I read my entire stream every day-incl the links (10/25/09).

Hegemommy: (1)"OH FUN! One of my students is convinced the Obama election = end of days! And she's writing on it!" (2)"Okay, I am totally partnering up the rapture student with the student writing about getting Wiccan symbols on headstones for soldiers."

Leaving Amman for Damascus to interview Khaled Mashal. Half the meeting is on the record and half is off. Going alone and a bit nervous

libbyspencer For the record I think it would be great to #BeatCancer and big props to all the ppl out there who are battling it (10/16/09).

This story is careening toward tragedy with the whole world watching. I am turning off the TV. It's unseemly. [regards "balloon boy"] (10/15/09).

"markknoller Notice Macy's has full-page ads in both the NY Times and Wash Post today of Cindy Crawford in her underwear. God bless the 1st Amendment. (10/14/09)

Is there more or less kindness in the world than there appears to be? (10/7/09).

chrislhayes had an email forwarded to me just *shredding* the points I made in that video. Should be able to shrug it off, but can't quite. (10/6/09).

jdickerson Son wants a dog. He's up reading a dog care book learning to care for one. I'd make a bad president. If Iran did that I'd let 'em have nukes (10/6/09).

AlexGoodall RT @PierrePaperon: Goethe: A useless life is an early death. (10/5/09).

libbyspencer It's important to remember that every day about 295 million Americans get up and fail to tune in to Rush Limbaugh. ~Garry Trudeau (10/4/09).

"jdickerson I know the people at Seventh Generation want me to start a compost pile but making kitchen garbage bags that decompose on use is sneaky," (10/4/09).

pourmecoffee COOL: The oldest living things in the world (Photo Gallery, Map): (10/4/09).

libbyspencer RT @WillendorfVenus Thinking abt callus on right middle finger. Used 2 B lot larger. Almost never write w/pen now.||Was thinking abt that 2 (10/3/09).

chrislhayes If I didn't have 600 pps of Ralph Nader's new book to get through, today would be a perfect Saturday. (10/3/09).

TheFix Henry the penguin on "Oswald" reminds me a lot of myself. Neurotic, hypochondriac, news addict (by Chris Cillizza, 9/30/09).

jdickerson "Shouldn't we be able to spell insouciant any way we please?," (9/30/09).

jdickerson These paragraphs seem to shoot from my fingers as if propelled by a benevolent and magic force. By noon I will delete them. (9/30/09).

SCClemons Is at the United Nations watching the sun rise over the East River. Excited to see Obama Security Council session this morning. (9/24/09).

chrislhayes Sometimes I think it'd be more transparent to just give major banks permnt seats on the relevant legislative committees: (9/23/09).

libbyspencer If only we had carried more commie/fascist signs + screamed abt crazy conspiracies, MSM would've *respected* us anti-war protesters too. (9/14/09).

chrislhayes Remember how in the days after 9/11 the whole country was united in wanting less government? Yeah, neither do I. (9/12/09).

libbyspencer RT @HoneyBearKelly RT @UtneReader: How Sept11 should be remembered ||Great piece could only have been written by a NYer (9/11/09).

ChuckGrassley"Great Buy Danish Aebleskiver Dinner tonite at Fredsville Luthern at Dike. 5$ I went." (3/1/09).

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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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