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  • Bright and early one Saturday morning in the fall I started out canvassing, in my hand a neatly folded copy of the "Searchlight," in my heart, faith in my lucky star and good-will towards all the world.

    The Promised Land

  • Tissā – i.e., (a girl) born under the lucky star or constellation of Tissa, a celestial archer (partly identical with Cancer) – suggests a word-play on tisso sikkhāyo, the three branches of religious training (morals, mind, 'insight').

    Psalms of the Sisters


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  • Earworm alert!

    November 22, 2007

  • My mother has often maintained that I was born under a lucky star, and although my scientific education has made me skeptical of the existence of such a causal agent, my life experience has provided an abundance of empirical evidence for her claim.
    --Paul Lawrence Farber, 1982, The Emergence of Ornithology as a Scientific Discipline, p. xii

    November 22, 2007