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"Today is a good day to die" redefined

"Today is a good day to die" redefined

There is a well-known misquote of Crazy Horse: “Today is a good day to die.” As such, it seems a grand statement of heroic, selfless, sacrifice in the face of an impossible feat, one from which you will likely not return. Stoic machismo. A fearless slap in the face for Death. I admit it appeals to me. Crazy Horse’s actual words translate into English as…
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the soul of Sindh

the soul of Sindh

O friend, why are you still inclined to waste paper and ink? Go forth and try to find the source where words were formed. ~Shah Abdul Latif Bhitae Shah Abdul Latif Bhitai  was a devout Muslim Sufi, but his spirituality was broad and welcoming, making […]

Power of Myth pt1

Power of Myth pt1

The post is for primarily for me… Power of Myth Episode 1: The Hero’s Adventure  (first broadcast June 21, 1988 on PBS) About Campbell, hero types, hero deeds, Jesus Christ, the Buddha, movie heroes, Star Wars as a metaphor, an Iroquois story: the refusal of […]

Follow your bliss

Follow your bliss

To find your own way is to follow your bliss I always tell my students ‘follow your bliss’. When you have that feeling, stay with it and don’t let anyone throw you off. ~ Joseph Campbell ~ (I am on a Joseph Campbell kick in honor of the […]

when honesty is lost

when honesty is lost

Timeless wisdom found in the words of the Prophet Muhammad.  I personally expand it to remind me the mark found of the end in many important things.  I find the link to honesty profound. When asked, “When would the Hour (Doomsday) take place?” The Prophet said, “When honesty […]


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