February 19, 2017

Arizona Territory

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The Arizona Territory was a territory of the United States that existed from February 1863 until February of 1912, when the remaining extent of the territory was admitted to the United States as the state of Arizona… did you know that if the boundaries for the original territory had been maintained Las Vegas would now be part of Arizona… However in 1866, the northwestern section of the territory was annexed by the state of Nevada, and the territory maintained its current size...The following year, the capital of the territory was moved to Tucson, and then in 1889 it was moved to Phoenix because Tucson was felt to have too large of a population of Spanish speakers…Loco!

February 18, 2017

Make Yourself Happy

Learn to make yourself happy, don’t wait for others to make you happy…write some poetry…learn to paint…it doesn’t matter if it’s good or not…take a walk in the rain or snow…enjoy the warmth of the sun…go outside at night and look at the stars…whatever you like to do, do it now…we get so trapped in our patterns, that sometimes we don’t think about those little things that can relax us or bring a smile to our face…those little things are important…being happy is important.

February 17, 2017

The Daoist Butcher

There was once a Daoist butcher who was carving a joint of meat for a customer who had been coming for many years. “Pardon me,” the customer asked, “But isn’t that the same knife you had last year? Do you need to sharpen it often?” “It’s the same knife I’ve had for the last 17 years,” the butcher replied, “And I haven’t had to sharpen it even once. For, when I cut the meat, I allow the knife to find its own way through the flesh without effort or stress. “And when I come to a tricky bit with lots of cartilage, I just slow down and allow the mystery to solve itself and in no time the meat falls right off the blade.”