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  •  I totally missed the fight. (4.00)
    Where there pies involved?

    Since I'm in a meditative mood, I'll leave you with the Tao Te Ching. I have this little version of it (Stephen Mitchell's translation) that I carry with me everywhere. I flip it and where it open, that's what I read. Well, there's a copy online with which you can do something similar :

    Whoever relies on the Tao in governing men
    doesn't try to force issues
    or defeat enemies by force of arms.
    For every force there is a counterforce.
    Violence, even well intentioned,
    always rebounds upon oneself.

    The Master does his job
    and then stops.
    He understands that the universe
    is forever out of control,
    and that trying to dominate events
    goes against the current of the Tao.
    Because he believes in himself,
    he doesn't try to convince others.
    Because he is content with himself,
    he doesn't need others' approval.
    Because he accepts himself,
    the whole world accepts him.

    •  No pies except the humble one Kid is (none)
      serving up this evening.

      Kid, always such a class act! The world could us a great deal more of this kind of accountability and personal responsibility for our actions and deeds. Thanks for that.

      Most Americans are a lot dumber than we give them credit for- George Carlin 2004

      by maggiemae on Fri Aug 26, 2005 at 10:37:28 PM PDT

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