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Archive for July 13th, 2010

Fasting

You can FAST:

 

F              Food &/or Drink

 

A             Alluring news

 

S              Sex &/or Sleep

 

T             Things you love.

– eab, 7/13/10

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F              Forsaking an

 

A             Alluring

 

S             Substance

 

T             Temporarily

-eab, 7/10

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AGE

Age (when it found time to begin),

Was like a point, point of a pen.

Later, age becomes a mere word,

Then words “bunched up,” as a full herd.

Soon age is its own paragraph;

(Do “aging” jokes now make you laugh?)

Age, in its swift moving old rage,

At present covers a full page.

Once a period?  Now a chapter!

Age keeps growing.  What’s it after?

Age will soon more chapters complete;

On-rolling age knows no defeat.

Shortly, age will own the whole book;

It steals youth like no other crook.

Like a book, long ago loaned, Friend

Lastly come those sad words – “The End.”

                – eab, 7/13/09

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John Adams, second President of the United States of America is said to have said in letter on this date 7/13/1815:

“The Hebrews have done more to civilize men than any other nation.  If I were an atheist…I should still believe fate had ordained the Jews to be the most essential instrument for civilizing the nations.”

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