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Buddhist Peace Fellowship Buddhist Peace Fellowship Storytelling, Movement Building, and the Second Noble Truth By Mushim Ikeda [divide] We were taking an easy family hike in Tilden Park, in the hills above Berkeley, California, and I was exhausted. This was around 18 years ago. Raising and being with a young child all day, every day, especially when you don’t have a lot of money, can do that to you. As parents go, I was on the whole fairly receptive, atte ...
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The Progressive Review (formerly the Idler and the DC Gazette) was first published in 1964 and is one of the oldest alternative journals in America. Regularly ahead of the curve, the Review has opposed federal drug policy for over 40 years, was a lonely media voice against the massive freeways planned for Washington, was an early advocate of bikeways and light rail, supported neighborhood commissions later adopted in DC, and helped spur the creation of the DC Statehood Party and the national Green Party, In November 1990 it devoted an entire issue to the ecologically-sound city and how to develop it. The article was republished widely. Even before Clinton's nomination we exposed Arkansas political scandals that would later become major issues. PROGRESSIVE RE INDEX ACTIVISM AMERICAN NOTES ARTS & CULTURE COLLEGE CITIES CREEPING COUP CYBER NOTES DC LOCAL NEWS DEVOLUTION DRUG INDUSTRY DRUGS ECOLOGY ELITE ETHNOGRAPHY FOREIGN AFFAIRS GAY MARRIAGE GOVERNMENT FINANCES GUNS HEALTH & SCIENCE HEALTH PLANS PROGRESSIVE RE INDEX ACTIVISM AMERICAN NOTES ARTS & CULTURE COLLEGE CITIES CREEPING COUP CYBER NOTES DC LOCAL NEWS DEVOLUTION DRUG INDUSTRY DRUGS ECOLOGY ELITE ETHNOGRAPHY FOREIGN AFFAIRS GAY MARRIAGE GOVERNMENT FINANCES GUNS HEALTH & SCIENCE HEALTH PLANS
In this interview, Rep. Alan Grayson explains why Florida Gov. Rick Scott made the political decision that led to the death of Charlene Dill, and could lead to 7,000 unnecessary deaths in the next year. This week, a key underpinning to the whole teacher evaluation program pushed by the Obama administration was cast into doubt. These new schemes are doing great harm to teachers and, consequentially, the students in their charge. TomPaine.Com - Home TomPaine.Com - Home
The Nation The Nation Not only does capitalist growth not reduce inequality; it increases it. What happens when the black experience is relegated to background noise? What role should the social platform play as the feminist movement continues to grow?
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Contemporary classical: A primer Contemporary classical: A primer So here, O fictive reader, are answers to some of the questions that, over the years, I’ve heard you ask. These answers are the equivalent of a one-day tour of a major metropolis, pointing out a few highlights to give you a general sense of the landscape of living composers, hoping that you’ll return to visit, in depth, whatever grabs your interest. This is not a “best of” guide, but rather an aide to orientation: Whatever your individual taste, these are pieces worth exploring. 1.Why should I care about minimalism? Minimalism is a frustratingly incorrect term for a compositional approach that developed in the second half of the 20th century and that, in hindsight, turns out to be the most important contribution the United States has made to the field of composition.
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UUA Bookstore Earth Day: An Alphabet Book By Gary Kowalski "Earth Day: An Alphabet Book is a children's alphabet story that celebrates the immense variety of flora and fauna alive on earth from apricots and alligators to zucchini and zebras. Beautifully illustrated by spare, graceful paintings of creature and plant, each page presents one or two letters of the alphabet and gives examples from nature of words beginning with that letter. UUA Bookstore
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SETI Institute {*style:<ul>*} {*style:<li>*} {*style:<br>*} {*style:<br>*}{*style:<a href=''>*}Hangout On-Air - Kepler 186f - A Planet in the Habitable Zone (video){*style:</a>*} {*style:<br>*}A video interview with Elisa Quintana, Tom Barclay and Jason Rowe about the recent discovery of an Earth-sized planet in the habitable zone of another star. Hosted by Jill Tarter. {*style:<a href=''>*}Read More{*style:</a>*} {*style:<br>*}{*img:300:185: SETI Institute
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American Civil Liberties Union So long as we have enough people in this country willing to fight for their rights, we'll be called a democracy. -- ACLU Founder Roger Baldwin The ACLU is our nation's guardian of liberty, working daily in courts, legislatures and communities to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties that the Constitution and laws of the United States guarantee everyone in this country. These rights include: American Civil Liberties Union
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The Lord of the Rings The work was initially intended by Tolkien to be one volume of a two-volume set, the other to be The Silmarillion, but this idea was dismissed by his publisher.[4][5] For economic reasons The Lord of the Rings was published in three volumes over the course of a year from 29 July 1954 to 20 October 1955.[4][6] The three volumes were titled The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, and The Return of the King. Structurally, the novel is divided internally into six books, two per volume, with several appendices of background material included at the end of the third volume. Some editions combine the entire work into a single volume. The Lord of the Rings has since been reprinted numerous times and translated into many languages. Tolkien's work has been the subject of extensive analysis of its themes and origins. Although a major work in itself, the story was only the last movement of a larger epic Tolkien had worked on since 1917,[7] in a process he described as mythopoeia. The Lord of the Rings
John Ronald Reuel Tolkien, CBE (/ˈtɒlkiːn/ TOL-keen;[a] 3 January 1892 – 2 September 1973) was an English writer, poet, philologist, and university professor, best known as the author of the classic high fantasy works The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, and The Silmarillion. He served as the Rawlinson and Bosworth Professor of Anglo-Saxon and Fellow of Pembroke College, Oxford, from 1925 to 1945 and Merton Professor of English Language and Literature and Fellow of Merton College, Oxford from 1945 to 1959.[1] He was at one time a close friend of C. S. Lewis—they were both members of the informal literary discussion group known as the Inklings. J. R. R. Tolkien