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Public Art

Melrose Ave. at
Heliotrope Drive
Los Angeles, CA

August 2018

SFX courtesy soundbible.com
used by permission

video copyright (c) 2018
William Schaeffer

Butterfly Mural

Heliotrope Drive
at Melrose Ave.
Los Angeles, CA

August 2018

video copyright (c) 2018
William Schaeffer

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You Are God

Venice Blvd.
at Grand Ave.
Los Angeles, CA

August 2018

pulsating sound
by Stephan
at soundbible.com
(used by permission)

video copyright (c) 2018
William Schaeffer

Pigeon Boy

August 29, 2018

Vermont Ave. at Hollywood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA

copyright (c) 2018
William Schaeffer

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DREAM - Left Hand Freedom, or The Other Side of Your Mind

by William Schaeffer

performed with Gooch Cybernetic Synthesizer, G.C.S.,
on PLATO Music Group at CERL at University of Illinois, 1979

copyright(c)1979, 1985, 2009 William Schaeffer

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This song is a two part cannon at a very slow tempo. It is written using the basic rules of two part counterpoint.

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The instrument sound file had a number of bizarre simple electronic sounds associated with the keyboard. When this song was played by the G.C.S. software, you could press a key to "play along" and a strange sound would be heard.

Unfortunately no good recordings of those sounds still exist.

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Blanket Boy
Six of Coins
"Show me the Money"

Hollywood Blvd.
Barnsdall Park
August 29, 2018

copyright (c) 2018
William Schaeffer

Listening to the Buddha

Shot on location on Hollywood Blvd.
September 2018

forest ambience SFX
20090610_0 from
www.soundbible.com
Used by permission

copyright (c) 2018
William Schaeffer

Hollywood Sunset

sometime in September 2018
Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood

copyright (c) 2018
William Schaeffer

Make Art Not War

by Obey

video by William Schaeffer
copyright (c) 2018

Opossum Tails

or

Going around in circles again

Directed by

William Schaeffer

copyright ( c) 2018
William Schaeffer

Shot on Location in
Orange County, California
On October 6, 2018

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curious fact: Lifespan = 2 years

The opossum only lives two years, or three years at most. It takes an opossum a year to mature and then the typical opossum has one litter (in the next mating season) and then dies. Occasionally an opossum will live three years - to a second mating season.

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Book Review of "The Philosophy of Andy Warhol" by Andy Warhol - new edit

A Harvest/HBJ Book
Harcourt Brace Jovanovich,
Publishers, 1975

video copyright (c) 2017
William A. Schaeffer

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"Sometimes you fantasize that people who are really up there and rich and living it up have something you don't have, that their things must be better than your things because they have more money than you, but they drink the same Cokes and eat the same hot dogs and wear the same ILGWU clothes and see the same TV shows and the same movies." p.101

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"I really like to eat alone. I want to start a chain of restaurants for other people who are like me called ANDYMATS -- "The Restaurant for the Lonely Person." You get your food and take it to a tray booth and watch television." p.160

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"Buying is much more American than thinking." p. 229

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Book Review of
"The Conquest of Mexico"
by William Prescott

Review by
Bill Schaeffer

copyright (c) 2013, 2018
William Schaeffer

p.49

"A far more interesting personage in their mythology was Quetzalcoatl, god of the air, a divinity who, during his residence on earth, instructed the natives in the use of metals, in agriculture, and in the arts of government. He was one of those benefactors of the species, doubtless who have been deified by the gratitude of posterity. Under him, the earth teemed with fruits and flowers, without the pains of culture...
From some cause, not explained, Quetzalcoatl incurred the wrath of one of the principal gods and was compelled to abandon the country. On his way he stopped at the city of Cholula, where a temple was dedicated to his worship, the grassy ruins of which still form one of the most interesting relics of antiquity in Mexico. When he reached the shores of the Mexican Gulf, he took leave of his followers, promising that he and his descendants would revisit them hereafter, and then, entering his wizard skiff, made of serpent skins, embarked on the great ocean for the fabled land of Tlapallan. He was said to have been tall in stature, with a white skin, long dark hair, and a flowing beard. The Mexicans looked confidently to the return of their benevolent deity; and this remarkable tradition, deeply cherished in their hearts, prepared the way, as we shall see, for the future success of the Spaniards."

p. 81

"We know little further of the astronomical attainments of the Aztecs. That they were acquainted with the cause of eclipses is evident from the representation, on their maps, of the disk of the moon projected on that of the sun. Whether they had arranged a system of constellations is uncertain; though, they recognized some of the most obvious, as the Pleiades, for example, is evident by the fact that they regulated their festivals by them."

p. 136

"Hernando Cortez was born at Medellin, a town in the south east corner of Estremadura, in 1485. He came of an ancient and respectable family; and historians have gratified the national vanity by tracing it up to the Lombard Kings, whose descendants crossed the Pyrenees, and established themselves in Aragon under the gothic Monarchy...

In his infancy Cortez is said to have had a feeble constitution which strengthened as he grew older. At fourteen, he was sent to Salamanca, as his father, who conceived great hopes from his quick and showy parts, proposed to educate him for the law, a profession which held out better inducements to the young aspirant than any other. The son, however, did not conform to those views. He showed little fondness for books..."

p. 137

"...And when at the age of seventeen, he proposed to enroll himself under the banners of the Great Captain, his parents, probably thinking a life of hardship and hazard abroad preferable to one of idleness at home, made no objections...
...An unlucky accident defeated the purpose of Cortes.
As he was scaling a high wall, one night, which gave him access to the apartment of a lady with whom he was engaged in an intrigue, the stones gave way, and he was thrown down with much violence and buried under the ruins. A severe contusion, though attended with no other serious consequences, confined to his bed till after the departure of the fleet.
Two years longer he remained at home..."

p. 138

"Immediately on landing (in Cuba), Cortes repaired to the house of the governor, to whom he had been personally known in Spain. Ovando was absent on an expedition into the interior, but the young man was kindly received by the secretary, who assured him that there would be no doubt of his obtaining a liberal grant of land to settle on. "But I came to get gold," replied Cortez, "not to till the soil like a peasant."

p. 605

"Thus, after a siege of nearly three months duration, unmatched in history for the constancy and courage of the besieged, seldom surpassed for the severity of its sufferings, fell the renowned capital of the Aztecs. Unmatched, it may truly be said, for constancy and courage, when we recollect that the door of capitulation on the most honorable terms was left open to them throughout the whole blockade, and that, sternly rejecting every proposal of their enemy, they, to a man, preferred to die rather than surrender."

Book Review of
"The Conquest of Peru"
by William H. Prescott

Book Review by
Bill Schaeffer

copyright (c) 2013
William A. Schaeffer

William H. Prescott
"History of the Conquest of Peru"
Partly Abridged and Revised
"The classic story of the Inca Empire and its subjugation by the Spaniards, with an introduction, new notes and a new summary of the civil wars and subsequent events by the distinguished archaeological historian Victor W. von Hagen"
Mentor, Ancient Civilization
Published by the New American Library
copyright (c) 1961 by Victor W. von Hagen

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p.307

"That night vigilant guard was kept in the camp, and the soldiers slept on their arms. But it passed away without annoyance from the enemy; and early on the following day, November 15, 1533, Pizarro prepared for his entrance into the Peruvian capital."

Book Review of
"Notes on How to Live in the World...
And Still Be Happy"
by Hugh Prather

Review by
Bill Schaeffer

copyright(c) 2013
William Schaeffer

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From the book by Hugh Prather:

p. 46

"Please be assured that this is possible. Depression, irritation, anxiety, jealousy, guilt, and all other forms of mental misery that we so quickly accept as inevitable, do not HAVE to remain coiled to strike. A strong mental state is yours if you will merely undertake, easily and with patience, the steps necessary to attain it."

p. 184

"The key to a happy body is to treat it like a pet dog. If we project our emotions onto our pets, we respond to them inappropriately, but if we look closely at them and identify with what they are truly feeling and thinking, we can be of comfort to them and consequently they become little gifts of affection and funniness to us."

p. 241

"Remember that change is always a very real possibility. Suddenly your life can open to the spirit of peace. If you will merely persist in being the kind of person you want to be, this must eventually occur. It is a matter of working with your own heart, your own desires, until at last you are living them straightforwardly and are not set spinning within every worldly current."

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"Acting Professionally"
Sixth Edition
by Robert Cohen
McGraw Hill, NY, 2004

Book Review by Bill Schaeffer

copyright(c) 2013, 2018
William Schaeffer

p.11

If you are going to make a living as an actor you must possess the following:

1. Talent
2. A charming, fascinating, interesting, likable, hateful, definable PERSONALITY
3. Looks
4. Training
5. Experience
6. Contacts
7. Commitment and a massive will to succeed
8. A healthy attitude and capacity for psychological adjustment
9. Freedom from entanglements and inhibitions
10. Good information, advice, and help
11. Luck

p. 25
" You should clearly either be a character actor or not. Weight and age have a lot to do with this: Character actors since Roman times have invariably been fat or old, if not fat and old, if not fat and old and ugly. You should surely know whether or not you're fat, and you should be either fat or not fat -- nothing in between. Don't be neither fish nor fowl here. If you are ten or twenty pounds overweight, you're dead in the water. Either get your weight down to where it should be (and a bit lower in TV, because the tube will round you out a little or gain forty pounds more. And if you feel you are ugly, don't worry about trying to hide it. Cultivate it. Make it work for you. Use what you have to create a distinctive appearance. The only "Bad" appearance is a bland, characterless, typeless one."

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Book Review of "Green Eggs and Ham" by Dr. Seuss

Book Review by
Bill Schaeffer

copyright(c)2013
William Schaeffer

Book Review of "Josephus - The Complete Works"

by Bill Schaeffer

copyright (c) 2013 Wm Schaeffer

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15.10.5

Now there was one of these Essenes, whose name was Manahem, who this testimony, that he not only conducted his life after an excellent manner, but had the foreknowledge of future events given him by God also. This man once saw Herod when he was a child, and going to school, and saluted him as King of the Jews; but he, thinking that either he did not know him, or that he was in jest, put him in mind that he was but a private man; but Manahem smiled to himself, and clapped him on his backside with his hand, and said, "However that be, thou wilt be King, and thou wilt begin thy reign happily, for God finds thee worthy of it; and do thou remember the blows that Manahem hath given thee, as being a signal of the change of thy fortune; and truly this will be the best reasoning for thee, that thou love justice [towards men], and piety towards God, and clemency towards thy citizens; yet do I know how thy whole conduct will be, that thou wilt not be such a one, for thou wilt excel all men in happiness, and obtain an everlasting reputation, but wilt forget piety and righteousness; and these crimes will not be concealed from God at the conclusion of thy life, when thou wilt find that he will be mindful of thy life, when thou wilt find that he will be mindful of them, and punish thee for them."

18.1.2

The Jews had for a great while three sects of philosophy peculiar to themselves; the sect of the Essenes, and the sect of the Sadducees, and the third sort of opinions was that of those called Pharisees...

18.1.5
The doctrine of Essenes is this: "That all things are best ascribed to God. They teach the immortality of souls, and esteem that the rewards of righteousness are to be earnestly striven for; and when they send what they have dedicated to God into the temple, they do not offer sacrifices, because they have more pure lustrations of their own; on which account they are exclude from the common court of the temple, but offer their sacrifices them; yet is their course of life better than that of other men; and they entirely addict themselves to virtue, and this in righteousness; and indeed to such a degree, that it hath never appeared among any other man, neither Greeks or barbarians, no, not for a little time, so hath in endured a long while among them.

18.1.6

But of a fourth sect of Jewish philosophy, Judas the Galilean was the author. These men agree in all other things with the Pharisaic notions; but they have an inviolable attachment to liberty; and they say that God is to be their only Ruler and Lord. They also do not value dying any kind of death, not indeed to they heed the deaths of their relations and friends, nor can any such fear make them call any man Lord; and since this immovable resolution of theirs is well known to many, I shall speak no farther about this matter.

18.3.3

Now, there was about this time a Jesus, a wise man, if it be lawful to call him a man, for he was a doer of wonderful works -- a teacher of such men as receive the truth with pleasure. He drew over to him both many Jews, and many Gentiles. He was [the] Christ; and when Pilate, at the suggestion of the principle men among us, had condemned him to the cross, those that loved him at first did not forsake him, for he appeared to them alive again the third day, as the divine prophets had foretold these and the thousand other wonderful things concerning him; and the tribe of Christians, so named from him, are not extinct at this day... [end of paragraph]

Book Review of "God From the Machine"
"Artificial Models of Religious Cognition"
by William Sims Bainbridge
AltaMira Press, 2005

Review by Bill Schaeffer

copyright(c) 2013, 2018
William Schaeffer

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p.37

Lofland-Stark Model (of religious conversion)

1. experience enduring, acutely felt tension
2. within a religious problem-solving perspective
3. which leads him to define himself as a religious seeker
4. encountering the group at a turning point in his life
5. wherein an effective bond is formed (or preexists) with one or more converts
6. where extra cult attachments are absent or neutralized
7. and where, if he is to become a deployable agent, he is exposed to intensive interaction

p.102

Table 6.2

Seven Strategies for playing the Iterated Prisoner's Dilemma

1. Nice Always keep bargain.
2. Nasty Always double Cross
3. Even Random Keep Bargain 50%, Double cross 50%
4. Nice Random Keep Bargain 75%, Double cross 25%
5. Tit for tat 1st turn keep bargain,
Every successive turn - do what opponent did on previous turn.
6. Pavlov 1st turn keep bargain 75% of the time,
Then switch behaviors when you lose
7. Defection Refuse to interact.

p.105

Table 6.3 - First Results of Playing Prisoner's Dilemma

Strategy total points Average points per game
1. Nice -872 -0.07
2. Nasty 72,222 5.74
3. Even Random 31,399 2.47
4. Nice Random 7,987 0.64
5. Tit-for-tat 19,009 1.52
6. Pavlov 39,827 3.16
7. Defection 0 0.00

p.108

Table 6.6 - Results with no defection and individuals rejecting groups
(this final result is the one referenced in the discussion)

Strategy Inning 20
1. Nice 5.83
2. Nasty -8.27
3. Even Random 0.25
4. Nice Random 5.28
5. Tit-for-tat 5.44
6. Pavlov 7.14

Book Review of
The Story of Civilization
by Will and Ariel Durant

Review by
Bill Schaeffer

copyright (c) 2013, 2018
William Schaeffer

The Story of Civilization

by Will Durant

1. Our Oriental Heritage

2. The Story of Greece

3. Christ and Caesar

4. The Age of Faith

5. The Renaissance

6. The Reformation

by Will and Ariel Durant

7. The Age of Reason Begins

8. The Age of Louis XIV

9. The Age of Voltaire

10. Rousseau and Revolution

11. The Age of Napoleon

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Book Review of "Selected Lives" by Plutarch

from:
"Plutarch Selected Lives and Essays"
Trans from Greek by Louise Ropes Loomis
Published for the Classics Club by
Walter J. Black, Inc., Roslyn, N. Y., 1951

Review by Bill Schaeffer

copyright(c) 2013, 2018
William Schaeffer

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"Alexander"
p.28

"27. On that journey at any rate, the assistance the god gave him in his difficulties was more impressive than the oracles which he received later, and the impression it created in tis way was what made men believe in the oracles..."

"Then when the landmarks for the guides seemed confused and the troops were scattered and wandering, ignorant of their path, ravens appeared and took over the leadership of the march, flying swiftly before them as long as they followed, and waiting for them when they loitered and fell behind. Most amazing of all is Callisthenes' story, that by their cries at night the birds called back stragglers, screaming until they had brought them again into the line of march.

"When then Alexander had crossed the desert and arrived at the temple, the prophet of Ammon greeted him in the name of the god, as though he were his father. Alexander asked whether any of his father's murderers had escaped him, to which the prophet answered that he must be careful how he spake, for his father was not a mortal."

Book Review of
"Self Reliance"
by Ralph Waldo Emerson

From

"The World's Great Thinkers"
Volume Two "Man and Man:
The social Philosophers"
Edited by Saxe Commins and Robert N. Linscott
Random House, New York, 1947

Book Review by Bill Schaeffer

copyright (c) 2013, 2018
William Schaeffer

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p.383

"I read the other day some verses written by an eminent painter which were original and not conventional. The soul always hears an admonition in such lines, let the subject be what it may. The sentiment they instill is of more value than any thought they may contain. To believe your own thought, to believe that what is true for you in your private heart is true for all men -- that is genius. Speak your latent conviction, and it shall be the universal sense; for the inmost in due time becomes the outmost, and our first thought is rendered back to us by the trumpets of the Last Judgment."

p.384

"There is a time in every man's education when he arrives at the conviction that envy is ignorance; that imitation is suicide; that he must take himself for better for worse as his portion; that though the wide universe is full of good, no kernel of nourishing corn can come to him but through his toil..."

p.386

"Whoso would be man, must be a nonconformist..."

"Nothing at last is sacred but the integrity of your own mind..."

p. 389

"For your nonconformity the world whips you with its displeasure..."

p.390

"A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines. With consistency a great soul has simply nothing to do. He may as well concern himself with his shadow on the wall."

"Is it so bad to be misunderstood? Pythagoras was misunderstood, and Socrates, and Jesus, and Luther, and Copernicus, and Galileo, and Newton, and every pure and wise spirit that ever took flesh. To be great is to be misunderstood."

p. 391

"The voyage of the best ship is a zig zag line of a hundred tacks. See the line from a sufficient distance, and it straightens itself to the average tendency. Your genuine action will explain itself to the average tendency."

"Greatness appeals to the Future."

p. 403

"Travelling is a fool's paradise. Our first journeys discover to us the indifference of places..."

p. 408

"So use all that is called Fortune. Most men gamble with her, and gain all, and lose all, as her wheel rolls. But do thou leave as unlawful these winning, and deal with Cause and Effect, the chancellors of God. In the Will work and acquire, and thou hast chained the wheel of Chance, and shall sit hereafter out of fear from her rotations. A political victory, a rise of rents, the recovery of your sick or the return of your absent friend, or some other favorable event raises your spirits, and you think good days are preparing for you. Do not believe it. Nothing can bring you peace but yourself. Nothing can bring you peace but the triumph of principles."

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Book Review of
"The World Inside"
by Robert Silverberg
copyright (C) 1970 Avon books
Doubleday and Company, Inc.
Garden City, New York, 1971

Review by:
Bill Schaeffer

copyright (c) 2013, 2018
William Schaeffer

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p. 51

"... He makes Saturn trill: a signal to the others. Who ever heard of opening a concert with a cadenza? But they pick up on it.

Ah now. Here they come. Gently the doppler-inverter noodles in with a theme of its own, catching something of the descending fervor of Dillon's stellar patterns. At once the comet-harp overlays this with a more sensational series of twanging tones that immediately transmute themselves into looping blares of green light. These are seized by the spectrum-rider, who climbs up on top of them and, grinning broadly, skis off toward the ultraviolet in a shower of hissing crispness. Old Sophro now does his orbital dives, a swoop and a pickup followed by a swoop and a pickup again, playing against the spectrum-rider in the kind of cunning way that only someone right inside the meshing group can appreciate. Then the incantatory enters, portentous, booming, sending reverberations shivering through the walls, heightening the significance of the tonal and astronomical patterns until the convergences become almost unbearably beautiful. It is the cue for the gravity-drinker, who disrupts everybody's stability with wonderful, wild liberating bursts of force...."

p.60

"When he comes down, he sees the dark-haired woman curled in a corner of the sleeping platform, asleep. He cannot remember her name. He touches her thigh and she awakes quickly, eyes fluttering. "Hello," she says, "Welcome back.""

p. 74

"Jason replies, "I'm investigating the notion that urbmon life is breeding a new kind of human being. A type that adapts readily to relatively little living space and a low privacy quotient."
"You mean a genetic mutation? Michael asks, frowning, "Literally, an inherited social characteristic?"
"So I believe."

p. 115

"Why not go outside? Must he spend all his remaining years hanging here in a pushchair on the interface, tickling access nodes? To go out. To breathe the strange unfiltered air with the smell of green plants on it. To see a river. To fly, somehow, around this barbered planet, looking for the shaggy places..."

Book Review of
The Tao of Enron
by Chris Seay
with contributing author Chris Bryan

Book review by Bill Schaeffer

copyright (c) 2013, 2018
William Schaeffer

p. 87

"The sight of investigators, our attorney general, and various members of Congress recusing themselves from hearing on Enron -- or admitting to receiving large contributions from Enron -- sobered us all. Then-Governor George W. Bush counted Kenneth Lay as one of his most enthusiastic supporters; Lay hopped on the bush-for-President bandwagon before it had wheels. And Lay and Enron have remained Bush's largest single donor to this point in his political career.

Nevertheless, that financial support didn't ultimately save Enron -- the Bush administration rightly ignored Lay's calls for a last minute bailout -- but it did buy the company incredible access and policy influence. At the time of this writing, investigators are still seeking Vice President Cheney's records of meetings with energy moguls where the Bush energy policy (heavy on deregulation and fossil fuels, light on conservation and alternative energy) got hammered out.

What kind of nation do we live in, I wonder, when industry lobbyists and tycoons can actively shape the writing of legislation that will govern their industries? To what have we descended when Wendy Gramm, wife of powerful Senator Phil Gramm (R, Texas), can serve on the board of Enron while the company makes huge contributions to her husband -- a man who will then vote on legislation concerning the company? What has happened when President Bush's chief advisor, Karl rove, can hold Enron stock while deliberating the energy policy Enron helped write?

Isn't it clear to us yet that such power is wrong, that it subverts democracy, that it leads to government by the wealthy for the wealthy? "

p. 123

"Workers dismantling Enron's London office, for example, found the following luxury items:
- an electric train set used to deliver bonuses to high-performing executives
- a high tech gym
- a ToneZone for aromatherapy, tanning, and beauty treatments
- pricey paintings and sculptures
- a thirty three foot maple veneer conference table inlaid with solid walnut
- marble covered garbage bins"

p. 125

"Until we Americans re-envision the role of business and wealth, we are doomed to repeat a series of disasters like what happened at Enron. And the fallout for most of us will not come in the form of the collapse of the seventh largest company in the United States of America; it will take shape in the collapse of marriages, families, and communities, and the suffering of children and other helpless victims across the planet -- all because of our selfish choices."

p. 131

"Representatives of the companies Jeff Skilling built gave a common recruiting response to those who might have felt some connection to a wife and perhaps children. Those who asked about time with family received a twofold response: (1) We pay so much more than you can make anywhere else that you'll be able to afford great vacations; and (2) If you expect more family time, go visit some of our competitors."

p. 156

"In 1995, 36.4 million Americans lived in poverty, according to the US Bureau of Census, via the National Coalition for the Homeless. Forty percent of these were children...

While the United States is one of the richest nations in the world, it ranks dead last (in percentage of GNP) among Western donors of foreign aid."

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Book Review of "The Lost Gospel,
The Book of Q and Christian Origins"
by Burton L. Mack

Review by Bill Schaeffer
copyright (c) 2013, 2018
William Schaeffer

Excerpts from

THE ORIGINAL BOOK OF Q

These are the teachings of Jesus.
Seeing the crowds, he said to his disciples,

"How fortunate are the poor; they have God's kingdom.
How fortunate the hungry; they will be fed.
How fortunate are those who are crying; they will laugh."

"I am telling you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you.
If someone slaps you on the cheek, offer your other cheek as well. If anyone grabs your coat, let him have our shirt as well.
Give to anyone who asks, and if someone takes away your belongings, do not ask to have them back.
As you want people to treat you, do the same to them.

If you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? Even tax collectors love those who love them, do they not? And if you embrace only your brothers, what more are you doing than others? Doesn't everybody do that? If you lend to those from whom you expect repayment, what credit is that to you? Even wrongdoers lend to their kind because they expect to be repaid.
Instead, love your enemies, do good, and lend without expecting anything in return. Your reward will be great, and you will be children of God.
For he makes his sun rise on the evil and on the good; he sends rain on the just and on the unjust."

...

"How can you look for the splinter in your brother's eye and not notice the stick in your own eye?
How can you say to your brother, 'Let me remove the splinter in your eye,' when you do not see the stick in your own eye?
You hypocrite, first take the stick from your own eye, and then you can see to remove the splinter that is in your brother's eye."

"A good tree does not bear rotten fruit; a rotten tree does not bear good fruit. Are figs gathered from thorns, or grapes from thistles? Every tree is known by its fruit.
The good man produces good things from his store of goods and treasures; and the evil man evil things.
For the mouth speaks from a full heart."

...

When someone said to him, "I will follow you wherever you go," Jesus answered, "Foxes have dens, and birds of the sky have nests, but the son of man has nowhere to lay his head."
When another said, "Let me first go and bury my father," Jesus said, "Leave the dead to bury their dead."

...

Go. Look, I send you out as lambs among wolves.
Do not carry money, or bag, or sandals, or staff; and do not greet anyone on the road.
Whatever house you enter, say 'Peace be to this house!' And if a child of peace is there, your greeting will be received [literally, "your peace will rest upon him"], But if not, let your peace return to you.
And stay in the same house, eating and drinking whatever they provide, for the worker deserves his wages. Do not go from house to house.
And if you enter a town and they receive you, eat what is set before you. Pay attention to the sick and say to them, 'God's kingdom has come near to you.'

...

"I am telling you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat, or about your body, what you will wear. Isn't life more than food, and the body more than clothing?
Think of the ravens. They do not plant, harvest, or store grin in barns, and God feeds them. Aren't you worth more than the birds? Which one of you can add a single day to your life by worrying?
And why do you worry about clothing? Think of the way lilies grow. They do not work or spin. But even Solomon in all his splendor was not as magnificent. If God puts beautiful clothes on the grass that is in the field today and tomorrow is thrown into furnace, won't he put clothes on you, faint hearts?
So don't worry, thinking, 'What will we eat,' or 'What will we drink,' or 'What will we wear?' For everybody in the whole world does that, and your father knows that you need these things.
Instead, make sure of his rule over you, and all things will be yours as well."

...

"Whoever does not hate his father and mother will not be able to learn from me. Whoever does not hate his son and daughter cannot belong to my school.
Whoever does not accept his cross [bear up under condemnation] and so become my follower, cannot be one of my students.
Whoever tried to protect his life will lose it; but whoever loses his life on account of me will preserve it."

"Salt is good; but if salt loses its taste, how can it be restored? It is not good for either the land or the manure pile. People just throw it out."

[End of text]

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Book Review of
Hop on Pop
by Dr. Seuss

Review by
Bill Schaeffer

copyright(c)2013, 2018
William Schaeffer

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