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1. As the father of four I get what you wrote.
Tue Dec 15, 2015, 11:25 AM
Dec 2015

They have been the best part of my life. I told them when they were small that I had a giant
umbrella of protection over them. I exert that umbrella by dint of psychic flexing. Now that they
are grown and gone, I can tell in a second, by their voice, if they are happy or not. But they are
always happy in the big things.
I love the Gibran quote, and the Camus "if not to reduce evil at least not to add to it."
That reminds me of hearing Ken Kesey speak once in Oregon. He told a story about how he and a friend
had walked into a bar just as a fight was about to begin. His friend walked between the two potential combatants
and holding up a pack of gum said gruffly "You want a piece of gum? You want a piece of gum?"
The spell was broken and the fight averted. Absorb evil if you have the power to do so.

Mid-Night Essay [View all] H2O Man Dec 2015 OP
As the father of four I get what you wrote. panader0 Dec 2015 #1
Thank you. H2O Man Dec 2015 #6
I think your OP could use this - DURHAM D Dec 2015 #2
Sweet Honey in the Rock is possibly the most powerful group of female singers ever Hekate Dec 2015 #3
I wasn't familiar H2O Man Dec 2015 #8
Much appreciated! H2O Man Dec 2015 #7
Great composition...you get an "A" libdem4life Dec 2015 #4
More and more H2O Man Dec 2015 #10
I remember, however, the idealism of the Boomers. We were going to stop wars and libdem4life Dec 2015 #11
Valid, important points. H2O Man Dec 2015 #12
.... libdem4life Dec 2015 #13
Kick and Rec, H2O Man Hekate Dec 2015 #5
Thank you! H2O Man Dec 2015 #14
Thank You Martin Eden Dec 2015 #9
Thanks, Martin Eden! H2O Man Dec 2015 #15
No easy solutions what to do (or not do) about ISIS Martin Eden Dec 2015 #16
You are the bows from which your children as living arrows Are sent forth. voteearlyvoteoften Dec 2015 #17
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