Sunday, July 23, 2017



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20 balloons float away while I'm busy permanently tying one to a tree to deal with it for good. Unfortunately, that one balloon was 'land a rocket on the moon in Kerbal Space Program.'


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"I have always looked at disobedience towards the oppresive as the only way to use the miracle of having been born." ~Oriana Fallaci

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Saturday, July 22, 2017

Катюша, (originally posted 3/3/12

Расцветали яблони и груши,
Apple and pear trees were a-blooming,

Поплыли туманы над рекой.
Mist (was) creeping on the river.

Выходила на берег Катюша,
Katyusha set out on the banks,

На высокий берег на крутой.
On the steep and lofty bank.

Выходила, песню заводила
She was walking, singing a song

Про степного, сизого орла,
About a grey steppe eagle,

Про того, которого любила,
About her true love,

Про того, чьи письма берегла.
Whose letters she was keeping.

Ой ты, песня, песенка девичья,
Oh you song! Little song of a maiden,

Ты лети за ясным солнцем вслед.
Head for the bright sun.

От Катюши передай привет.
Along with greetings from Katyusha.

Пусть он вспомнит девушку простую,
Let him remember an ordinary girl,

Пусть услышит, как она поет,
And hear how she sings,

Пусть он землю бережет родную,
Let him preserve the Motherland,

А любовь Катюша сбережет.
Same as Katyusha preserves their love.

Date: 1938
Lyrics: M. Isakovsky
Music: M. Blanter
Translation: Igor Koplevsky
Transcription/Markup: Liviu Iacob, 2006

Fiction and More: Cristina Henríquez

Daily Dharma: Happiness Within Doubt

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July 22, 2017
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Happiness Within Doubt

We can be quite happy with a question mark. It's not a problem at all, actually, as long as we don't solidify it or base our whole life on feeling threatened by it.

—Ani Palmo, "Necessary Doubt"
A World Ever at Its End
by Douglas Penick
Buddhist philosophy says we are living in an era that will end in complete destruction. How do we live a meaningful life in the face of this disturbing prediction? Author and Tibetan Buddhist Douglas Penick investigates.
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Go To Your High School Reunion, Dammit
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Seeing your former classmates 20 years later can be daunting. But events that mark the passage of time also offer us an invaluable opportunity to reconnect and reflect on non-self, impermanence, and suffering, writes author and yoga teacher Rachel Meyer.
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Thursday, July 20, 2017

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Cuban Flick for this weekend.

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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

People in Denmark Are So Much Happier Than Americans

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When governments provide benefits and services that allow its citizens to thrive, everyone wins.

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