Dear rn list, As some of you sharp-eyed readers may have noticed, we've made a few mistakes recently. I was sure I had copied out the author of this quote, but I hadn't after all: "Don't ever apologize for crying for the trees burning in the Amazon or over the waters polluted from mines in the Rockies. Don't apologize for the sorrow, grief and rage you feel... It is a measure of your open heart, and as your heart breaks open, there will be room for the world to heal." Joanna Rogers Macy Janet Eaton wrote: Joanna Macy is a very informed prof and Buddhist who has seen and written on the parallels between general systems theory and Buddhism's mutual causality. I admire her intellect and wholeness. And Richard somehow figured I had sent off my letter on the war show to a place called "Southam" when he read this: "Here's my letter, sent to the _Ottawa Citizen_. The letter is almost guaranteed not to be printed. For one thing, it ends with a call for not allowing corporate concentration in the media. Well, as many of you will know, the _Citizen_ is a Southam paper and Southam is owned by the notorious Conrad Black..." ***************************************************************************** Correcting these mistakes gives me an opportunity to share with you a quote on mistakes I quite like: From the beginning of a chapter entitled _Thriving in a "User-Friendly" Universe in Barry Neil Kaufman's _Happiness is a Choice. As we gaze into the universe deep inside of us, and into the universe which surrounds us, we search for an answer to the question - is it friendly? - BNK Teaching everything in terms of circles or wheels is a Native American spiritual tradition. The "mistakes wheel" is a new perspective on the medicine wheel, which is part of the Sweet Medicine path, and shares keys to self-acceptance and acceptance of the universe. The five sections of the disk hold five messages about mistakes. In the north part of the wheel, the message reads: "Learning from our own mistakes". In the west part, it's "Learning from the mistakes of others". in the east portion, it says: "Learning from the mistakes of our teachers", and, in the south segment, it's "Being willing to make as many mistakes as it takes." Finally, in the centre of this medicine wheel, a position which represents the essence of learning, the following is written: "Learning that there is no such thing as a mistake". All the best, Jan Creo que el mundo es bello, que la poesía es como el pan, de todos. (I believe the world is beautiful and that poetry, like bread, is for everyone) Roque Dalton Jan Slakov, Box 35, Weymouth, NS, Canada B0W 3T0 (902) 837-4980 Democratic Renaissance messages: Mail to: •••@••.••• --- Restore democratic sovereignty Create a sane and livable world Bring corporate globalization under control. * CITIZENS FOR A DEMOCRATIC RENAISSANCE (CADRE) * CADRE home page -> http://cyberjournal.org CADRE library -> http://cyberjournal.org/cadre/cadre-library PPI home page -> http://cyberjournal.org/cadre/PPI-archives (Peoples Press International) ~================================================~ To subscribe to the PPI newsfeed simply send an empty message to: <•••@••.•••>: ~================================================~ To keep posted on the democratic renaissance send an empty message to: <•••@••.•••>.