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Threats that could wipe out the bulk of life on earth abound. Planetary catastrophe could come in the form of a killer asteroid impact, the eruption of massive supervolcanoes, a nearby gamma ray burst that sterilizes the earth, or by human-driven environmental collapse.

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Divide the constant tide and random noisiness of energetic flow, with consc

Divide the constant tide and random noisiness of energetic flow, with conscious recurring moments of empty mind, solitude, gratitude and deep...slow...breathing. Of this, the natural law of self-preservation demands.
Posted 5 months, 1 week ago

As a general thing people marry most happily with their own kind. The trou

As a general thing people marry most happily with their own kind. The trouble lies in the fact that people usually marry at an age when they do not really know what their own kind is.
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Happiness is an indescribable intense ecstasy of life that comes from deep

Happiness is an indescribable intense ecstasy of life that comes from deep love and kindness for the world and all of its contents.
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Most of us will have no idea where we are going most of the time. And I kno

Most of us will have no idea where we are going most of the time. And I know that is unsettling.But circumstantial uncertainty also goes by another name: Adventure.
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Human sympathy has its limits.

Human sympathy has its limits.
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We came to recognize that our initial thinking about the keys to educationa

We came to recognize that our initial thinking about the keys to educational reform was wrong. The key variables weren’t pedagogical. They weren’t financial. They weren’t curricular. They weren’t research. They weren’t any of the usual things we’ve always
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Good intentions do not always suffice.

Good intentions do not always suffice.
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The woman is not just a pleasure, nor even a problem. She is a meniscus tha

The woman is not just a pleasure, nor even a problem. She is a meniscus that allows the absolute to have a shape, that lets him skate however briefly on the mystery, her presence luminous on the ordinary and the grand. Like the odor at night in Pittsburgh
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My father did not have to trade dying alone for the joys of the road. My mo

My father did not have to trade dying alone for the joys of the road. My mother did not have to give up a journey of her own to have a home. Neither do I. Neither do you.
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Time is a sort of river of passing events, and strong is its current; no so

Time is a sort of river of passing events, and strong is its current; no sooner is a thing brought to sight than it is swept by and another takes its place, and this too will be swept away.
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The churches should be responsible for the faulty value system we now see i

The churches should be responsible for the faulty value system we now see in our society.
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