1) Someone posted an article about businessmen Koch brothers and special interest group (Americans For Prosperity) working to dismantle an integrated school system that works: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/08/14/the-battle-for-wake-count_n_926799.html
A woman in the picture had a partial quote on her shirt that I had to google. Found this:
Laura Thatcher Ulrich: “Well-behaved women rarely make history.” http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laurel_Thatcher_Ulrich
2) If you meet the buddha in the road, kill him – Zen Master Linji
3) Jamaica Kincaid, A Small Place. The power of slim books.
4) Dukha – misalignment of axels on a cart, dysfunction, dissatisfaction. Embodied by the thought, “I would be happy if…” Someone said yesterday, “I would be happy if…I realized I was happy right now.” There is a perfection in each imperfect moment.