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  1. Volunteering

    by , 10-21-2016 at 07:31 PM (Memories of the 28th Century)
    A rising tide lifts all ships.

    Doing nothing for others is the undoing of ourselves.
    -- Benjamin Franklin

    It looks like I won’t find the perfect pith quote for this, but maybe this shouldn’t have a beautiful quote. I have been driven to write this, because I received an award for volunteering with an organization that has done me a lot of good. I volunteered not because I was looking to gain points with anyone or anything; I was there, and I could do ...
  2. Ahmadiyya Annual Spiritual Convention of Canada ended with 25000 Attendees - Review

    by , 10-18-2016 at 08:15 AM (The Promised Revival -- To Bring Faith Back Even If It Had Gone To Pleiades (i.e. weakened).)
    Peace be on you.
    By the grace of Allah the Exalted, Jalsa Salana of Jama'at Ahmadiyya Canda ended last week. It brought lots of blessings. It is Divine grace which enables us to convene Jalsa-s everywhere in the world despite our limited resources. We do not have professionals for each department. We have volunteers from Ahmadiyya auxiliaries for men and women and childre. [Khuddam, Atfal, Lajna, Nasirat and Ansar]. Officers and subordinates are appointed. There is full obedience to officers ...
  3. The 58 Best Films from 2000-2016

    1.Pan's Labyrinth
    3.Battle Royale
    4.Infernal Affairs
    5.City of God
    6.I Saw the Devil
    7.Lord of the Rings I-III
    8.Band of Brothers
    9.No Country For Old Men
    10.Mad Max: Fury Road
    12.The Good, The Bad, The Weird
    13.The Raid I-II
    14.Master and Commander
    16.Tree of Life
    17.Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon
    18.Cloud Atlas
    19.Black Hawk Down
  4. Cult of Inferiority

    by , 10-14-2016 at 03:40 PM (Memories of the 28th Century)
    Maybe it's a sign of the times that low quality seems to be what many people crave. I can't imagine Trump having been a serious contender for President a few decades ago, but he is doing remarkable well for someone who is what he is. But this post is about a few other things, as well. During the Summer, the Starbucks, where I start most days, "renovated"; that is, they removed the oak flooring and replaced it with some dung colored tile of some sort, and they hauled out the comfortable ...

    Updated 10-14-2016 at 08:17 PM by PeterL

  5. On Things I Have Not Yet Read

    by , 10-07-2016 at 06:20 PM (Memories of the 28th Century)
    In my, as yet, brief life I have read some thousands of books and an incalculable number of articles in newspapers, magazines, and online. I was commencing to write another short story, when I wondered something about Washington Irving. Then I realized that I didn’t know much about him, so I looked him up online, and learned that he wrote many books and was a government official at some times. He started writing professionally when he was in his 20’s with Knickerbocker's History of New York, which ...