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Soul Chicken

“For most of us, knowledge of our world comes largely through sight, yet we look about with such unseeing eyes that we are partially blind. One way to open your eyes to unnoticed beauty is to ask yourself, “What if I had never seen this before? What if I knew I would never see it again?” Rachel Carson, The Sense of Wonder     Questions…

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Accidentally on Purpose

[flowplayer src=’’ splash=’’]   AFV Official Rules AMERICA’S FUNNIEST HOME VIDEOS OFFICIAL CONTEST RULES SEASON XXIV 2013 – 2014 Cara Communications Corporation (d/b/a Vin Di Bona Productions) is the sponsor of the Season XXIV contest (“Contest”) and the producer (“Producer”) of “America’s Funniest Home Videos” (the “Program” or “AFV”), a television series featuring home videos and seeking submission by members of the public of their…

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hasty entrenchment

“Of all things, hard work has become a virtue instead of the curse it was always advertised to be by our remote ancestors. Our children should be prepared to bring their children up so they won’t have to work as a neurotic necessity. The necessity to work is a neurotic symptom. It is a crutch. It is an attempt to make oneself feel valuable even…


Behind the Stove

A good rabbi named Eisik of Cracow had a dream. Three times he had it. The dream said: “Go to Prague, to the great bridge, and if you dig there you will find a buried treasure.” So Eisik walked all the way to Prague. He found the bridge, but it was heavily guarded. (Royal bridge.) No digging possible. After a few days of prowling and…


Beer Battered Fries

  “I was employed as a house painter to do faux-painting in Mel Gibson’s home . . . I believe it was Braveheart that was making Mel Gibson a ton of money at that time, which for us meant we could dedicate entire days to making a new door look old. Working with a large variety of media on a window pane in the closet…

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he’s there to keep it going

[flowplayer src=’’ splash=’’]   “‘I had to climb a mountain. There were all kinds of obstacles in the way. I had now to jump over a ditch, now to get over a hedge, and finally to stand still because I had lost my breath.’ This was the dream of a stutterer.” –from Joseph Campbell, Hero With a Thousand Faces   There is nothing more depressing…


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