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Eyes Up Rise Up Wise Up

Lin-Manuel Miranda playlist for these trying times. Original on Spotify.

Twenty Blessings

by Thomas A. Clark

May the best hour of the day be yours.
May luck go with you from hill to sea.
May you stand against the prevailing wind.
May no forest intimidate you.
May you look out from your own eyes.
May near and far attend you.
May you bathe your face in the sun’s rays.
May you have milk, cream, substance.
May your actions be effective.
May your thoughts be affective.
May you will both the wild and the mild.
May you sing the lark from the sky.
May you place yourself in circumstance.
May you be surrounded by goldfinches.
May you pause among alders.
May your desire be infinite.
May what you touch be touched.
May the company be less for your leaving.
May you walk alone beneath the stars.
May your embers still glow in the morning.

Donald Trump is a lying liar who lies.

Obama and books

President Obama talks about the importance of books in his life and his administration. Earlier, he shared his list of essential reads. (The Power Broker is popping up all over the place for me lately. I think the universe is trying to suggest my next read.)

Who would think to call John Lewis “all talk, talk, talk—no action or results”? Who would have the impoverished language to dismiss the whole of John Lewis as “sad”? As it happens, the President-elect of the United States. John Lewis, Donald Trump, and the Meaning of Legitimacy, David Remnick

Shakespeare in a Year

Do you want to read all of Shakespeare’s works this year? Of course you do! Here is a reading schedule to help you out.

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