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  • Pink captures President Bush's callous disregard with heart-rending accuracy. This song makes me cry every time I hear it.
  • Jackson Brown's new song is fabulous! Lives in the Balance truly touches on the choices facing America today.
  • An Arlo Guthrie classic! You'd be amazed at how it fits our modern war ethics.
  • Bruce Hornsby's finest. We are treating the Katrina survivors the same way.
  • By Phil Ochs. Not what you'd think. He wrote it following the murder of three civil rights workers in the mid '60's. Still pertinent today, I fear.
  • This one's by Lindsay Buckingham. All hail the 4th estate!
  • Song by the late, great Harry Chapin. It references Vietman, but remains pithy.
  • By Bright Eyes. One of the best protest songs to come along in years.
  • From the musical, 1776.
    Check it out - the reference may be Revolutionary War era, but the sentiment rocks!

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April 25, 2008

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Peter of Lone Tree

M, even if that "½ gallon jug of wine" wasn't Mad Dog 20/20 then we still share much in common.

I now need more than both hands to count the number of relatives, friends, and classmates who have purchased their own one-way ticket on the shithouse express.

My suggested reading for the day begins with "Take counsel. I hear your cry."

Peter of Lone Tree
Jude

HAPPY BIRTHDAY honey! We almost share one, mine is tomorrow and damned if I didn't just post about it too! LOL You are one truly amazing human being. My admiration, respect and hugs for you are abounding my dear.

How I wish we could get together and celebrate with a quiet bit of sisterhood.

mandt

Happy Birthday M! Mine was on the 7th and I turned a feisty 62: "when no one seems to give a damn any more who you are, or what you have to say." But dear spirit that's good, there lies freedom. Wisdom is a matter of de-evolution not accumulation. Or so it seems to me in these wobbly last dreams of consciousness.

John

Happy birthday, two days late. I hope your 50th year gives you a multitude of reasons to be very, very happy.

Kelley Bell

We all raise our glasses,
from every corner of the globe, with cheers of celebration...

For this world is a much better place for us all,
with you in it.

A grand a glorious Birthday to you FLS.

Ron H.

“and with age comes wisdom?” Does it? Sometimes I believe that and sometimes I know it to be only resignation, or experience speaking in tongues of things I know only because I was there at the creation, at the beginning of all that I know.

So, does that make me wise? No, saying “I’ve seen it all before” doesn’t make me wise if I still can’t make out what it all means, if I still scratch my head in amazement at the absurdity of it all, if the history I read tells me that the men and women of every generation are as stupid, ignorant, and self-serving as any who came before, if every saint who ever lived has preached in vain for a better world, and God’s tears can never stop flowing for the maddening creatures that he’s let lose on the world.

Here’s wisdom for you. Have a great birthday. Think of everything and everyone you love and keep it all for yourself. Surround yourself with it, like a warm blanket on a winter’s night. Celebrate your survival and the survival of your ability to celebrate. Be happy that you loved life enough to gather strength from that love. Be wise in knowing that you can live life to whatever end, and that end will be welcomed in its time because it will be yours as much as life was. You chose where you would go. You made up the answers you needed whether you found them or not. Your life is truly yours. That’s all the wisdom you'll ever need.

oldwhitelady

Aw, I'm sorry. I missed your birthday. Mine was in April, too. I realize with all the sick critters, yours wasn't exactly great, but as long as they are better, then that is what counts. Happy late birthday.

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