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October 2016

Fooling enough of the people enough of the time
By Julian Sereno

"You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you can't fool all the people all the time." -- Abraham Lincoln

Hillary Clinton made a mistake when she called supporters of Donald Trump "deplorable". The correct word is "delusional".

These folks buy the lies: That President Obama is a Muslim born in Kenya, even though there is no evidence in support and mountains that contradict; that he caused the Great Recession, ignoring that the market crashed six weeks before he was elected, after eight years Republican rule, six of it absolute.


The Mystic Pilgrims in Paradise
by Gaines Steer

Largely unknown to earthbound beings, there is a tradition in Paradise that honors the mystical sages who have contributed to the “evolution of spiritual consciousness.” An annual event, sponsored by the Angelic Society Upstairs{ASU}, this tradition features a by-invitation-only banquet that acknowledges the seminal contributions of the legendary participants. Modeled after earthly banquets, the assemblage has a tongue-in-cheek model that amuses the angels who serve as waiters at the banquet.

This year’s banquet planning committee has selected St. Teresa of Avila and Meister Eckhart as Master and Mistress of Ceremonies.

Saint Teresa addressed the audience after an opening prayer offered by Meher Baba.

"I have been looking forward to this event since last year," she smiled brightly. "I may not be as humorous as our hosts last year, Buddha and Krishna, yet I’m anxious to try my hand at this." She genuflects prominently with the left hand as the audience laughs approvingly at the nun's parody. Encouraged, she tests her prepared line: "I may not be as old as Methuselah like some of you," she pauses and adds, "but having been born in 1515, I am almost as old as Columbus." Few laugh as a voice from the rear shouts: "Who's this Columbus?"

Disappointed, she turns to Meister Eckhart in the hopes that he can deliver the obligatory opening joke. A funny one! Stepping up to the microphone, the mild mannered mystic turns to the nun and pointedly says: “by God that was funny!” Suddenly, laughter arrives in peals.


New England—Birthplace of American Freedom
by Rob Ransone

Now is the best time for road trips through scenic woods to enjoy the brilliant colors as nature briefly dons her fall wardrobe in preparation for her long winter’s nap. New England in the fall is renowned for its spectacular fall colors, and in the fall of 1968 we drove through New England to enjoy them. The advertising is not exaggerated. The colors were, indeed, glorious: but the greatest thrill of New England is its history.


Support the Native American movement at Standing Rock
by Tim Yakaitis

I returned last week from my second trip out to the Standing Rock reservation where over 200 tribes from around the world are encamped. Many of you may just be seeing this story creep into main stream media but I can assure you that what is happening at the camps is truly historic. Years from now our nation will look back at this movement as the Native American equivalent to the Selma to Montgomery Civil Rights march in 1965.


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Candidate Meet and Greet Reception

The Durham Unit of the League of Women Voters of Orange, Durham and Chatham Counties and the Durham Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority are co-sponsoring a forum for the public to meet Election 2016 candidates on Sunday, October 23, 2016 from 3 to 5 p.m.

Invitations have been extended to more than 30 candidates at the local and state level. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet and engage in informal discussion with the candidates while enjoying refreshments.

The forum will be held in the Ivy Community Center located at 4222 Fayetteville Road, Durham, NC 27713. The forum is free and open to the public. Free parking is available.

Live Concert for Hurricane Relief

On Saturday October 29, Cello Fourum, North Carolina’s only professional cello quartet, will give a concert to raise money for the North Carolina Disaster Relief Fund. The performance will take place at 7:30 at Global Breath, a stunning refurbished wood and brick warehouse located at 119 W. Main St, #300 in Downtown Durham. The concert is free but requested donations of $20.00 (or more) per person will be taken at the door. Please bring checks made out to NC Disaster Relief.

Cello Fourum is comprised of three N.C. Symphony cellists and Durham resident Marc Moskovitz. Together, they bring to the concert stage an eclectic mix of classics, tangos and blues, mixing virtuosity, humor and the depth of sound only possible with four cellos. This hour-long concert will include stirring compositions by J.S. Bach and Astor Piazzolla, among others. 100 percent of all proceeds will go to the N.C. Disaster Relief fund, supporting Hurricane Mathew disaster relief in North Carolina.

Please join us for a memorable evening of music for a critical North Carolina cause. Sponsored by the Trinity Park Salon Series, Global Breath Studio and The Durham Originals.

Celebrating Dr. Oliver Sacks

Shared Learning Association of Chapel Hill is pleased to present member Enid Handler in a multi-visual presentation, that focuses on her 20-years of family experiences and collaborations with Dr. Oliver Sacks, the world renowned author and former professor of neurology at NYU University. This presentation, "Dancing with Oliver," will be held on Friday, November 4, 11 a.m. at Expand Church, 114 Weaver Dairy Road, Chapel Hill 27514. It is free and open to the public. For information, contact Nancy at 703.329.2933 or


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