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HARRY POTTER AND THE RESISTANCE TO AUTHORITARIANISM

Books are a critical weapon in the resistance to totalitarianism.  Consider how much of a threat they are taken by totalitarians - the banning and burning of books by authorities and dictators through the centuries.  Reading a book is a window into the mind of another human being, and the more books we read, the wider our view, the more people we really see.  I am also convinced that only by reading things longer than a Facebook post can we develop our ideas, follow through a line of thought, appreciate the evidence.

Carl Sagan's Baloney Detection Kit

  1. Wherever possible there must be independent confirmation of the “facts.”
  2. Encourage substantive debate on the evidence by knowledgeable proponents of all points of view.
  3. Arguments from authority carry little weight — “authorities” have made mistakes in the past. They will do so again in the future. Perhaps a better way to say it is that in science there are no authorities; at most, there are experts.

POEM:I miss you most . . .

I miss you most in that sacred place between night and morning - in the shimmering space they call the dawn; where night meets day or day meets night - it matters not - for the hours melt together like a dream. 

The sweet scented air caresses my skin as my tears of love fall to the earth, then the first burst of song tells me - you were here all the time, in the woods, in every flower, among the trees.

In the rustle of the leaves as they yield to the breeze, in the stars, in the sky, in the oceans and in the wonder of each day.

A little book with big messages for a contented life

Buddha Doodles celebrates the amazing possibilities of the divine light within us all. These inspiring messages, little doodles, and feel-good sayings can help you get in-tune while you meditate or inspire you toward mindfulness. Author. Molly Hahn lives in California and has attracted a growing following of fans eager for each new drawing and message. 

The Campfire Storytelling Circle

We are all storytellers in one way or another, be it in the sharing of tales of our exploits to a laughing audience of friends in the pub, a wedding speech, the recounting of our weekend to workmates, or in posting of statuses on social media. Our lives are rich with tales of interesting, amusing, delightful and sometimes, tragic events and this project is the place to bring them all together. We want all your stories -  from the anecdotes to the epics, but we also want the stories entrusted to you by those who have no voice.