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10 Essential Tips to Find That Perfect Corporate Gift

Your regarded customers, steadfast clients and stunning representatives are your most significant resource. The correct blessing picked with care and consideration will fortify connections, regardless of whether to remunerate accomplishment or commend achievement. Why settle for a conventional blessing when you can dazzle with the phenomenal?

I have assembled the fundamental tips to locate that corporate blessing.

Simply read on

1) Must Always Select A Quality Gift

As a matter of first importance, you should choose a blessing that you would be glad to put your organization name on. Your client and customers are destined to accept your blessing as an impression of how you view and worth relationship with them.

On the off chance that your initial introduction taking a gander at the blessing, is floating towards it being modest or normally accessible stuff, odds are that they will see precisely the same way.

2) Always and Always Check Corporate Policies

In all honesty, numerous associat…

Always Another

Every Thought...

Week 40: We Will Draw Near

This far have I come, into the autumn rustle.  Every thought is a prayer, indeed, and every day is in need of a blessing.  Along this way I am reminded, by sibs and kids especially, of the continual presence of God.


  TWL, Lines 360-366: On The Road To Emmaus

   360Who is the third who walks always beside you?
   361When I count, there are only you and I together
   362But when I look ahead up the white road
   363There is always another one walking beside you
   364Gliding wrapt in a brown mantle, hooded
   365I do not know whether a man or a woman
   366— But who is that on the other side of you?

  361. SHACKLETON’S ACCOUNT: Eliot: “The following lines were stimulated by the account of one of the Antarctic expeditions (I forget which, but I think one of Shackleton's): it was related that the party of explorers, at the extremity of their strength, had the constant delusion that there was one more member than could actually be counted.”


The Wondrous Chant of the Gray-Brown Bird

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Week 39: Parable

The Return Of The Prodigal Son is really seven parables in one, each teaching a different lesson with different people and all lessons leading to the same conclusion: there is a place for us!


  TWL, Lines 331-359 Thirty Good Lines

  331Here is no water but only rock
  332Rock and no water and the sandy road
  333The road winding above among the mountains
  334Which are mountains of rock without water
  335If there were water we should stop and drink
  336Amongst the rock one cannot stop or think
  337Sweat is dry and feet are in the sand
  338If there were only water amongst the rock
  339Dead mountain mouth of carious teeth that cannot spit
  340Here one can neither stand not lie nor sit
  341There is not even silence in the mountains
  342But dry sterile thunder without rain
  343There is not even solitude in the mountains
  344But red sullen faces sneer and snarl
  345From doors of mudcracked houses
  346If there were water

  347And no rock
  348If there were roc…

Free Music

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Week 38: Songs To Listen To

Songs to listen to again and again, a beautiful way of showing and sharing a part of what makes us tick, of celebrating our variety and expanding the awareness of our collective souls...

  TWL, Lines 322-330: After... 
  322After the torchlight red on sweaty faces   323After the frosty silence in the gardens   324After the agony in stony places   325The shouting and the crying   326Prison and palace and reverberation   327Of thunder of spring over distant mountains   328He who was living is now dead   329We who were living are now dying   330With a little patience
  322. REORDERING: See line 427: “Shall I at least set my lands in order?” After the disorder of the first four parts of this poem, part five opens with four lines, one for each part, summarizing where we have been so far.  The sections are still out of order for now, but earth, air, fire and water are now revisited with the word “after.” This follows lines 297-280 (“After the event he w…

Preparing for Pirate Day

Alas, as Rod Stewart says in probably his best song (certainly one 2L2A3): "It's late September and I really should be back at school"...

In Bohemia, and probably most Catholic lands, the parish prays specifically for students going back to school. Katerina and I have been at it for over a month, international schools usually starting mid-August. Joe and Ben and Em have begun at Kepler Gymnasium, Petriny Art School, Hanspaulka Prep respectively, and it is wonderful to see much care in their curricula.

We pray also for a good senior year at Lake Forest, Andrew, and the new opportunities in Madison, Andrea. Lots of activities in Champagne, from Potter cousins to KC to Tilo. We pray for all of your teachers, too.

And we pray for Brother/Son/Father/Uncle/Ever-with-us Josh. He will be 47 on Monday, celebrating from heaven, praying more steadfastly for us. I realized as I crafted this week's poem that Josh listened to us instinctively, deliberately, gracefully, and among a th…

No Argument But The Wind Itself

Every Thought...

Week 37: Spirit

Spirit is the quintessential element.  It transforms the dirt, fills the air, sparks the flame and brings new life through water.  Spirit gives hope gives faith gives peace: beyond all understanding.


  TWL, Part V: Understanding

  321.5V. What The Thunder Said

  321.5. ACT FIVE: Eliot: “In the first part of Part V three themes are employed: the journey to Emmaus, the approach to the Chapel Perilous (see Miss Weston's book) and the present decay of eastern Europe.”

  For the journey to Emmaus, see lines 328-330 and then 360-366; for the decay of eastern Europe, see lines 367-385; and for the approach to the Chapel Perilous, see lines 386-395. See also Weston, From Ritual To Romance (note 0.2).  These themes, and the more prominent emergence of Eliot’s own voice without allusions (see lines 331-359), will lead to the poem’s “thunder” culmination, beginning at line 396.  After the sections of earth, air, fire and water, this might be called the quint…

1,000 Words, Pt. 2

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Week 36: Jonleby the Scrivener

I translate without knowing the language, restate without following the transcript, transcribe without corrections, write without understanding. On errands of life, these letters speed to death.


  TWL, Lines 312-321: Translating the Water Section 

  312Phlebas the Phoenician, a fortnight dead,
  313Forgot the cry of gulls, and the deep sea swell
  314And the profit and loss.
  315      A current under sea
  316Picked his bones in whispers.  As he rose and fell
  317He passed the stages of his age and youth
  318Entering the whirlpool.
  319                                           Gentile or Jew
  320O you who turn the wheel and look windward,
  321Consider Phlebas, who was once handsome and tall as you.

312. THE PHOENICIAN, it seems, has been dead since his opening appearance (see line 47); and from the start he was also given an enigmatic identity. See note 39, and see lines 47-52, when Madame Sosostris successively introduced the already dro…