From a new translation of the Tao Teh Ching

32. The unchanging Way remains undefined. Even though it is small and simple, No one dares claim to be its master. If leaders really mastered it, All would submit to them—heaven And earth would suddenly unite, Raining down plenty, And all people would share, Fairly, without compulsion. When The Way becomes an action, We have … More From a new translation of the Tao Teh Ching

From Amos: Confessions of a Major Minor Prophet

A Resume From The Other End of the Spectrum Starting something. New. Something you have not done before. Like—oh, say—starting a career as a prophet. That’s a leap (“of faith” may be stretching it, but a leap). No salary. No benefits. No nothin. And the possibility of massive blood loss among the cobblestones of the … More From Amos: Confessions of a Major Minor Prophet