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“Journal Words from 1965”

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August 1, 2022 at 5:44 a.m.
Massage for better health
Massage for better health

...by John W. Sweazey

“Journal Words from 1965”

"I stand for NO secrecy in government!
We should know what we are doing even before we (they?) do it.
We must learn to talk straight AND think straight.
I mean by straight, omnidirectionally—logical...
for the greatest benefit of ALL.
We can afford U.S."


[That’s “us” as in “United States” as well as "us" as in all of us citizens. These words I wrote so long ago in my journal surprised me when I just found them. They seem as appropriate now, as then. Here’s another suggestion written on the same page. It is, perhaps, easier advice to follow! 😊]


"An Act of Love:
Massage.
Everyone should massage someone else's shoulders every day."

[I now advise adding daily self-massage...to keep those joints functioning!]

John W. Sweazey retired Emeritus from the University of Washington at fifty, having mentored a number of students who continued to visit him for many years afterward.


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