Thursday, April 19, 2012

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The Mega Millions Lotto jackpot reached a quarter of a billion dollars a few weeks ago, so I bought a ticket. It's fun thinking about what I would do with all that money. Beside philanthropy, I'd buy a house or building in Monterey, California, and make it my home.

I'd also like a home in the desert--provided I had a reliable and abundant source of water--and I'd carve it into a hillside.



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Thursday, April 12, 2012

Sunday, April 8, 2012

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The Holy Land-- the land "promised by God to Abraham, sanctified by the revelation of Moses, honored by the lives and labors of the Hebrew patriarchs, judges, kings and Prophets, revered as the cradle of Christianity, and as the place where Zoroaster...had 'held converse with some of the Prophets of Israel, and associated by Islam with the Apostle's night-journey, through the seven heavens, to the throne of the Almighty." --Shoghi Effendi

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Saturday, April 7, 2012

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An unforgettable ending to the anti-war movie "Paths of Glory". In the final scene, French soldiers, who have been engaged in horrific trench warfare against the Germans for years in the early 20th Century, are presented with a Fraulein as entertainment in a tavern.



A bit of trivia: Director Stanley Kubrick married the German singer, Christiane Harlan, whom he met during the filming of the movie, and they remained husband and wife until his death in 1999.

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