Sunday, May 19, 2013

Something to Know - 20 May

Clay Bennett
1.  Syria.  In the news, but for many of us (me included) we no not what is going on and who is doing what to whom.   We are buried with the misery of Iraq and Afghanistan, and really do not want to step into another mess.  But, a mess it is, and we should take pains to start knowing who the players are, where Syria is, and what is at stake.  This is a good place to begin, if you are not already familiar:

2.  In addition to the sideshows in Washington D.C. that distract from the business of the people, there are pressing matters, such as a progressive movement to bring about federal public policy on the environment and climate change.  Matters cannot wait, since the symptoms of losing the opportunity to get a grip fade into the clouds of crud:

3.  Phil Jackson, the guru NBA coach of the Bulls and Lakers, is still active in so many ways, even though he is in some sort of "retirement".  This magazine article entertains, even if you are not into basketball or athletics.  Coach Jackson brings so much to the table (even his own food) that you should enjoy this good read:


"Be careful what you pretend to be because you are what you pretend to be.
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       -- Kurt Vonnegut

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