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concrete reflection June 17, 2007

Posted by verysmallthoughts in Political.

Happy Father’s Day to fathers everywhere.

Two new readers have recently asked a complex question. Which 9-11 organizations do I most support and why? They may be surprised by my conclusions, which I will publish here in the near future.

This Father’s Day finds me contemplating the all around strength of my own father. The oldest of  six boys, his childhood was difficult but he overcame obstacles to become a successful and inspirational person.

Great book that I am currently reading Tao Mentoring. Recently I excitedly avowed myself a striving Taoist which changes nothing yet changes everything.

In 2003, an editor friend and myself collaborated on a photojournalism book from my hundreds of photos of the intense pre-Iraq attack protests in KC.

grateful, jan

Chase after money and security
and your heart will never unclench.
Care about people’s approval
and you will be their prisoner
Lao Tzu

nice picture


mid-june misc. June 14, 2007

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After 18 months as a volunteer staff member of 9-11 Research, I resigned on April 6th. 9-11 Research has contributed an enormous amount of research related to the September 11th attacks and subsequent cover-up without ever having paid staff. I continue to enthusiastically support Jim Hoffman and his exceptional team.

Due to surgery last winter I thankfully returned to the lost habit of book reading. During recuperation and beyond, the comfort book that I most reached for was this Tao Te Ching

Very useful articles about website design and related issues.

brewer and shipley

McGovern videos, nature June 8, 2007

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About a year ago, a historian whom I generally respect mentioned that following the JFK period approximately 50% of the JFK authors were government plants. This begs the question of whether a critical issue like 9-11 would be any less infiltrated…

Along with about 150 others, I attended a Heartwood restorative Forest Council in the beautiful Missouri Ozarks on Memorial Day weekend. The oak hickory forests in the Mark Twain National Forest are under the dire risk of being logged in the next two years, truly an urgent situation. (updated news about this issue later)
Photo album from the weekend’s scenic beauty area and a handful of citizens who wish to have our natural areas preserved.

nice picture