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Archive for December, 2007

by Bodwyn Wook

AS We advance grimly into the 2008 AD american presidential-election cycle, I may say that I do find myself mildly troubled by a certain class of public letters here in the american newspaper-opinion pp as to their tone; I mean the outraged yelps & submissions from (more…)

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by Emmett Smith

HERE’S Something I just got in today from Riff Affolter, here at home in Old Mankato:
 
“For the people over [YOU fill this in…I don’t have the NERVE! — BW] you might remember the Howdy Doody television show. This week, Dec. 27th, marks (more…)

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by Former Farmer Smith

PASTOR G Adolph Johns decided that a visual demonstration at Wednesday night Bible study, at the old Grace Lutheran Church in Old Mankato, would add emphasis to his Sunday sermons and help to ward (more…)

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by Emmett Smith

I Ran into my eighty-eight-year-old farm neighbor, Judson Andersen, up at the Post Office today, a morning of icy roads after a night of freezing rain and and an inch of snow on top of that.
     “Well, Juddy, anyway it’s the solstice now and spring is just around the corner!”
     “Oh, Hell, don’t get your hopes up TOO God-damned high…in LESS than six months from now the days’ll start getting SHORTER!”

[Emmett R Smith     all rights reserved     22 December 2007]

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[WISE Sayings, all of instructional value; and, in the right context, both attributable & useful to (ta-da!) The Sufis (and their individual students) — edited by Benny Raymond]

by Benny Raymond

THE Sufi al-Shah (on being asked a question about “pan-arabism” or some other silliness) said that a political party invariably is (more…)

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by MuHammad Nejmi

A Basic lesson from the begining of much Sufi teaching as it most recently has been conveyed to the West in the projection by the late Idries Shah (pbuh) is not (more…)

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by MuHammad Nejmi

A Basic teaching from the begining of much Sufi teaching as it most recently has been conveyed is not (more…)

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by Emmett R Smith

MANY Have once again tripped over the idea that our politics at their heart are rotten.

THE Need it is said is for “renewal.”

THE Question metaphorically then becomes how many times can we root around and operate on a Vice-Presidential (more…)

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by A Dervish

THE Main thing that can be said about the “clash of cultures” which some American professors and foreign-policy experts have cooked up in Iraq, is that now Americans and some Europeans once again are in a “crusade” in the Middle East.  What is often overlooked about these periodic crusading outbreaks is that they are often the same point in time, of maximum fruitful contact between (more…)

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[WISE Sayings, all of instructional value; and, in the right context, both attributable & useful to (ta-da!) The Sufis (and their individual students) — edited by Benny Raymond]

by Benny Raymond

HOW Little it takes to succeed is a function of (more…)

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