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13.Aug.2013 The real University is a state of mind

“The real University is not a material object…The real University has no specific location. It owns no property, pays no salaries and receives no materials dues. The real University is a state of mind. Is it that great heritage of rational thought that has been brought down to us through the centuries and which does […]

12.Jan.2011 FOR YOU, O DEMOCRACY (Walt Whitman)

FOR YOU, O DEMOCRACY Come, I will make the continent indissoluble, I will make the most splendid race the sun ever shone upon, I will make divine magnetic lands, With the love of comrades, With the life-long love of comrades. I will plant companionship thick as trees along all the rivers of America, and along […]

21.Dec.2010 Quote – That’s why their called lessons…

`That’s the reason they’re called lessons,’ the Gryphon remarked: `because they lessen from day to day.’ Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (Chapter 9) by Lewis Carroll.  Read it for free at

16.Dec.2010 Quote, Walt Whitman: “What is all else to us?”

The oath of the inseparableness of two together, of the woman that loves me and whom I love more than my life, that oath swearing, (O I willingly stake all for you, O let me be lost if it must be so! O you and I! what is it to us what the rest do […]

07.Dec.2010 Leaves of Grass

Man or woman, I might tell how I like you, but cannot, And might tell what it is in me and what it is in you, but cannot, And might tell that pining I have, that pulse of my nights and days. Behold, I do not give lectures or a little charity, When I give […]

12.Oct.2010 Quote – Michael Pollan

That such a diet makes people sick and fat we have known for a long time.  Early in the twentieth century, an intrepid group of doctors and medical workers stationed overseas observed that wherever in the world people gave up their traditional way of eating and adopted the Western diet, there soon followed a predictable […]

29.Sep.2010 Ever notice…

Ever notice that ‘What the hell’ is always the right decision? The Little Big Things by Tom Peters (free on DailyLit)

02.Sep.2010 Quote – eat this, not that

Eat smart today because you’ll have to do it again tomorrow. Eat This, Not That! (page 16) David Zinczenko with Matt Goulding Thoroughly enjoying the quips in the writing and getting totally grossed out by chain restaurant menus.

06.Aug.2010 Quote – 1984

on the battlefield, in the torture chamber, on a sinking ship, the issues that you are fighting for are always forgotten, because the body swells up until it fills the universe… George Orwell, 1984 (page 103)

31.Jul.2010 Quote – Ray Kurzweil

From The Singularity is Near, Still Human? Some observers refer to the post-Singularity period as “posthuman” and refer to the anticipation of this period as posthumanism.  However, to me being human means being part of a civilization that seeks to extend its boundaries.  We are already reaching beyond our biology by rapidly gaining the tools […]