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Random thoughts II – Beyond the law and government

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On Sundays, I sometimes veer well beyond the law in my blog entries, including the following post that collects my last two weeks’ thoughts beyond the law and government from my Twitter postings at https://twitter.com/jonkatz5 and elsewhere. If ever I write a book(s), my blog’s collected thoughts will come in handy.


Peace activist Megan Rice’s mother proclaimed — in reference to her support of interracial marriage — “I just can’t wait until everybody in the world is tan!” I met Sister Megan a few times at Jonah House while preparing for the Depleted Uranium Plowshares trial. Sister Megan currently lives at the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker house in Washington, D.C., pending the trial on her latest arrest, for breaching security barriers at a uranium storage facility with two other activists. That lax security was an invitation to catastrophe had the intruders had a violent agenda.

Corporations offering mindfulness training: “Target, Procter & Gamble, General Mills, Comcast, BASF, Bose and New Balance.”

Pema Chodron was impressed with Obama’s being “so present with each person, genuinely asking and kindly listening.”

Congratulations to the law schools offering and supporting students in balance programs, including meditation.

John Coltrane reported ending his years-long heroin use cold turkey in 1957 with the support of his loved ones.

Leon Russell’s “Jailhouse Now” lyrics.

University of Texas students risked lives by consuming alcohol through their other end. Did they know the risks?

TY for F. Scott Fitzgerald’s letter on how so many revered creators were less widely lauded when alive.