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The week is before us - like the coffee pot - waiting to brew. Making it good is a matter of choice, luck, creativity, patience and acceptance of the outcome.

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Wednesday, April 07, 2010

Little Gems From Some Of My Favorite Tweeters

Many of us love Twitter.  We have all those we follow and we have our favorites, too.  I've collected some to share:
Jane Hamsher
- Exxon generates $10.3 billion in pretax income, owes no taxes & gets tax benefit of $1.1 billion, posted on 4/6/10.

John Dickerson - When a method for passing legislation sounds like the funds transfer process outlined in an email by a Nigerian banker, that's tricky, posted on 3/16/10.  Also, Palin referred to a list on her palm during an interview. Big deal. Helps explain why she said "The country needs butter, eggs, milk & o.j.," posted on 2/8/10.

Chris Hayes -
Operating on the theory that if I ingest enough calories it will stop snowing. We'll see!, posted on 2/10/10. Also, I've been remiss in updating my archives, but thanks to @northlauren, everything I've written can now be found here:, posted on 1/21/10.

Catherine Fintor -
A computer is almost human - except that it does not blame its mistakes on another computer, posted on 1/19/10.

Ezra Klein -
I've routinely found that the worst analytical mistake you can make in DC is assuming people have some sort of plan., posted on 1/12/10.

Richard Engle -
"on embed.. in remote frontline afghanistan.. few roads.. but internet seems to work.. very odd feeling," posted on 2/2/10.  Also, "un-stuck off base.. its good.. funny.. was on the road yesterday dexter describes in nytimes today..," posted on 2/8/10.

Check out Twitter for yourself here.

Blogs: My news and political blog is at South by Southwest. My general purpose/southwest focus blog is at Southwest Progressive. And Carol Gee - Online Universe is the all-in-one home page for my websites.


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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.