The Tao of the After-Party

Malia bought me a pock­et copy of the Tao Te Ching as a gift when she came back from New York. I’ve real­ly enjoyed read­ing it, and I think it’s been in my back pock­et almost every­day. Here’s one of my favorite say­ings:

A great nation is like a great man:
When he makes a mis­take, he real­izes it.
Hav­ing real­ized it, he admits it.
Hav­ing admit­ted it, he cor­rects it.
He con­sid­ers those who point out his faults
as his most benev­o­lent teach­ers.
He thinks of his ene­my
as the shad­ow that he him­self casts.

In addi­tion to read­ing, read­ing, and more read­ing, repair­ing my pota­to gun, and (alas) deliv­er­ing piz­za, I’ve been get­ting known to have the abil­i­ty to throw a great par­ty. So, after the Fire­crack­er Jazz Band con­cert in Rogers Park in Try­on which was great, the after-par­ty at my house did not dis­ap­point. Appear­ances were made by the Reese and his broth­er Mike of the band, as well as numer­ous oth­er folks. Hope­ful­ly before I move I can throw one more good par­ty.

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