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dale-estey's picture
Feb.22.2014
It is a long legacy of Bureaucracy in The Middle Kingdom, and perhaps Kafka did not see this exact result. And perhaps even Kafka did not foresee this total yoke of control. But he probably did. [DE]   * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * The Red Chains of Bureaucracy That ‘Torture’ Chinese The...
eve-kushner's picture
Sep.06.2013
A Facebook friend came across this proverb: Vision without action is daydream. Action without vision is nightmare. Identifying it as a Japanese saying, she asked me for the original version. (She doesn't know the language but thought it would be fun to see what it looked like in kanji and kana. I...
dr-steve-mcswain's picture
Sep.05.2013
It is a difficult question, I know. What Assad has done to his own people is terrifying and inexcusable. What the U.S. did to the innocent citizens of Hiroshima and Nagasaki was equally terrifying and… “But it ended the war,” you say. Did it? Does violence ever end violence? Do we ever learn...
SFKaufman's picture
Feb.18.2013
We have all been taught by well-meaning and not so well-meaning people throughout the ages that enlightenment is the true answer for coming to terms with all of the presupposed realities we will ever encounter. In the books we have read, the stories we have heard, and the spiritual suppositions...
joshua-keidan's picture
Jun.07.2012
“Be not ashamed of mistakes and thus make them crimes.”                                         ...
joshua-keidan's picture
Jun.05.2012
“Life is really simple, we insist on making it complicated” –Confucius   I had  reached a proud new zenith of laziness, one that prevented me from going out and buying food for my empty fridge. I pondered solving  this problem by ordering food to come to me. Thusly the state of...
cynthia-brian's picture
Mar.31.2011
MIRACLE MOMENT®: "By three methods we may learn wisdom:  First, by reflection, which is noblest;  Second, by imitation, which is easiest;  Third by experience, which is the bitterest."  Confucius  As a writer, coach, and radio host I read at least 120 newly published books a year plus...
meg-waite-clayton's picture
Mar.20.2011
"Life seems but a quick succession of busy nothings." — Jane Austen "No matter how busy you may think you are, you must find time for reading, or surrender yourself to self-chosen ignorance." — Confucius With just four days left until publication of The Four Ms. Bradwells,...
heywood-gould's picture
Aug.27.2009
The Daily Event is proud to  have Igor Yopsvoyomatsky, editor-in chief of paranoiaisfact.com, to answers readers' questions. Dear Igor, I sell souvenirs to tourists on the Staten Island Ferry and after eight years of Dubya I can't give America away. Nobody wants Statue of Liberty piggy banks, ...
belle-yang's picture
Jul.15.2008
I had to share this with you, a segment from the 2008 Reith Lecture given by Professor Jonathan Spence. I am quoting Dr. Spence's words as he spoke at the British Library earlier this month.   Confucius (551 B.C.-471 B.C.)   At fifteen, I set my heart on learning. At thirty, I found...