Yearly Archives: 2011

On Giving

You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give. Continue reading

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Start on the Way

As you start on the way, the way appears. When you cease to be, real being comes. — Jalal ad-Din Rumi

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Mother of Exiles

Happy 125th birthday to Lady Liberty. “The New Colossus” (1883) by Emma Lazarus Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame With conquering limbs astride from land to land; Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand A mighty woman … Continue reading

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Hurt & Love

I have found the paradox, that if you love until it hurts, there can be no more hurt, only more love. — Mother Teresa

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Games Defined

A game is a system in which players engage in an artificial conflict defined by rules that results in a quantifiable outcome. Continue reading

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Phases in the Rise and Fall of Dynasties

Once the principle of group solidarity was established, Ibn Khaldûn saw dynasties going through predictable cycles of five phases… Continue reading

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