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Benjamin Britten: “It is a good thing to please people, even if only for today. That is what we should aim at – pleasing people today as seriously as we can, and letting the future look after itself.” (on receiving an award)

Nifty Quotes

Eugenics and the artifice of man

Replying to an interesting comment on my previous post, I thought it deserved a post of its own.

Briefly, in keeping with the ethical principles referred to in the earlier post, I do not assent to the destruction of human embryos because this would be inconsistent with respect for human life per se. 1,253 more words


"This Crude Matter"

“Luminous beings are we, not this crude matter.” -Yoda, Star Wars

I once asked my teacher during elementary school how we were alive, and why we don’t ever just drop to the ground and stop…working. 422 more words

The Day The Door Handle Met My Hand.

What seems to be quite a famous incident that is still talked about also left such a vivid and shared memory by all those who were present on a particular fateful day in 1990, at a particular boarding school for the deaf. 1,145 more words

Views From The Tree House

Master of my domain...

I just renewed my domain mapping agreement with WordPress… which really only means that your bookmark to http://www.jeffreytharp.com will continue to work for the next year and you’ll be able to avoid tracking me down using the half-mile long default address assigned by WordPress when you start a free blog. 19 more words


posterity and the moment. . .

If you have had a chance to read my recent posts about being in the here and now, you will have gathered that according to Buddhist ideas, there is only happiness within, found in a present moment. 788 more words

Life & Spirit