John David Kudrick

putting words to work for you

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Writing = “Word Collection”

An interesting perspective from a character who teaches writing at a community college as seen in the novel East Pittsburgh Downlow:

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Quotes and Questions from AIPHOTUS: Entry 4

The fourth installment of this series of quotes and related questions from An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz as I make my way through the book while taking part in a Zoom book group with East Suburban Unitarian Universalist Church in Murrysville …

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Quotes and Questions from AIPHOTUS: Entry 3

The third installment of this series of quotes and related questions from An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz as I make my way through the book while taking part in a Zoom book group with East Suburban Unitarian Universalist Church in Murrysville …

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Quotes and Questions from AIPHOTUS: Entry 2

Continuing this series of quotes and related questions from An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz as I make my way through the book while taking part in a Zoom book group with East Suburban Unitarian Universalist Church in Murrysville …

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The Wisdom of Calvin (No, Not John Calvin)

Quotes and Questions from AIPHOTUS: Entry 1

I’m taking part in a Zoom book group with East Suburban Unitarian Universalist Church in Murrysville, and we’re reading An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, so I want to share some quotes and related questions as I make my way through the book.

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The Time Is Now

Time isn’t precious at all, because it is an illusion. What you perceive as precious is not time but the one point that is out of time: the Now. That is precious indeed. The more you are focused on time—past and future—the more you miss the Now, the most precious thing there is.

from The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment by eckhart tolle

Ghosts of Christmas Past: Part 4

Voices of yesteryear speak prophetic truth that’s timely for 2020

I can see the point of having a real swinging joint

With plenty of happy faces filling the air

But look, can we learn to love so we don’t have to worry?

No hate, all good for all sisters and brothers

If a bell could ring

And make the whole world sing

Let’s unite the whole wide world at Christmas time

from “let’s unite the whole world at christmas” by james brown (1968)

Ghosts of Christmas Past: Part 3

Voices of yesteryear speak prophetic truth that’s timely for 2020

And so this is Christmas (war is over)

For weak and for strong (if you want it)

For rich and the poor ones (war is over)

The road is so long (now)

And so happy Christmas (war is over)

For black and for white (if you want it)

For yellow and red ones (war is over)

Let’s stop all the fight (now)

from “happy xmas (war is over)” by john lennon and yoko ono (1971)

Ghosts of Christmas Past: Part 2

Voices of yesteryear speak prophetic truth that’s timely for 2020

There’s a world outside your window

And it’s a world of dread and fear

Where the only water flowing

Is the bitter sting of tears

And the Christmas bells that ring there

Are the clanging chimes of doom

Well tonight thank God it’s them

Instead of you

from “do they know it’s christmas?” by band aid (1984)

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