ekiden double take

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Something in me wanted to find out how far I could run without stopping. Jacki Hanson, U.S. marathon runner  My sister and I, you will recollect, were twins, and you know how subtle are the links which bind two souls … Continue reading

how gratitude can improve your life | yahoo news

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How Gratitude Can Improve Your Life – Yahoo! News. I wrote about thanks a little while ago. This article about the world gratitude map explains how thanks can improve your own life. photo: Many Thanks! by Engelene

forgetting the year of the dragon

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    Movement number 4: dragon seeks path – dragon whips tail. Bruce Lee, Way of the Dragon Hard by the lilied Nile I saw A duskish river-dragon stretched along, The brown habergeon of his limbs enamelled With sanguine alamandines … Continue reading

tunnel vision

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It is the light At the end of the tunnel as it might be seen By him looking out somberly at the shower, The picture of hope a dying man might turn away from, Realizing that hope is something else, … Continue reading


Kyōto - Nakagyō: Honke Owariya - Hourai Soba by Wally Gobetz © 2012 niall. All rights reserved.

  Thanks to the morning light, Thanks to the foaming sea, To the uplands of New Hampshire, To the green-haired forest free. Ralph Waldo Emerson, The World-Soul If we meet someone who owes us thanks, we right away remember that. … Continue reading


Ishihara_Mishima © 2012 niall. All rights reserved.

 We are not come to wage a strife With swords upon this hill, It is not wise to waste the life Against a stubborn will. Yet would we die as some have done. Beating a way for the rising sun. … Continue reading

black on black

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  Think what was there but now’s gone. Black suit with the black Ray Ban’s on. Walk in shadow, move in silence Will Smith, Men in Black He recollected his initiation, And one especially of the rites. For on his … Continue reading