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Example better than precept

It so happens that it’s the time of the Tibetan New Year, and today’s New York Times Dining & Wine section ran an article that caught my eye: Tibetans’ (Forbidden) Special Treat New York Times – JULIA MOSKIN – Feb … more

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Final words

A Sister’s Eulogy for Steve Jobs New York Times – MONA SIMPSON – Oct 30, 2011 Steve’s final words, hours earlier, were monosyllables, repeated three times. Before embarking, he’d looked at his sister Patty, then for a long time at … more

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Where monarchy looks better than democracy

Bhutan king Jigme Wangchuk marries commoner Jetsun Pema BBC News – Oct 13, 2011 Jigme Wangchuk was educated in India and Britain and took over after the abdication in 2006 of his father, who began the country’s democratic transition. In … more

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Pilgrim’s Progress? Steve Jobs the quasi spiritualist

In his younger days, Steve Jobs traveled to India with a friend in search of a spiritual experience, but he didn’t realize that India – or the holy tirtha – had already come to him in the person of A.C. … more

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