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Short & Snarky: 5 Dorothy Parker poems to know by heart

I was introduced to Dorothy Parker in the summer of 2013 by a lovely friend who knew most of the poems by heart. I still remember us sitting on her bed with a cup of tea and passing the ‘penguin complete poems’ back and forth and reading out poems while the evening became increasingly darker. 592 more words


Scopus to end support of Internet Explorer 8 on October 1st

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China's Regime Celebrates 50th Anniversary Of World's Largest Prison

Graphic via @tibettruth

The insanity, paranoia and desperation, which has been at the very core of the Chinese Regime since it came to power, continues to blight the citizens of China and territories invaded and occupied by China, such as Tibet, East Turkestan and Southern Mongolia. 303 more words

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Really... Jedi'ism?

13 And in all things that I have said unto you be circumspect: and make no mention of the name of other gods, neither let it be heard out of thy mouth. 288 more words


Tibetan Woman Dies Following Self-Immolation Protest In Amdo Region Of Tibet

Confirmed reports that Ms Tashi Kyi aged 55 has died following her self-immolation protest against Chinese rule in occupied Tibet. Her action took place late on Thursday in Sankhog township in Sangchu, Amdo region. 32 more words

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Balham Brothers enrol Joseph Jakyeremeh and welcome visiting Brothers

The Balham Circle meeting on Monday August 26 was most rewarding for two reasons.  We were delighted to enrol Joseph Jakyeremeh as our latest brother and also we had a really splendid turnout of visiting brothers- eight in all from three circles. 185 more words

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Building a Dream in Haiti

Ven. Bhikkhu Bodhi

Since 2010, BGR has been a regular partner and supporter of the What If? Foundation, a US-based organization working in Haiti. Our partnership began with BGR support for the Lamanjay free lunch program, funded by WIF. 700 more words

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