You Are Not Alone

On Veterans' Day, my thoughts turn to those who haven given the most in service to our nation.  As a peace-time vet, I did not face the threats that too often result in so much anguish for veterans' families.  In that sense both I and my family are lucky. As a veteran, I will never, … Read more

18 Million Cracks

As happy as I am with outcome of the Democratic primaries, it’s not without some sadness that I note that we’ve yet to elect a woman as our national leader, lagging behind many other countries in the world. In that spirit, I really liked Hillary’s line (from her concession speech): Although we weren’t able to … Read more

Decision Making

Good advice, no joke. Whenever you’re called on to make up your mind And you’re hampered by not having any The simplest way to solve the dilemma you’ll find Is simply by flipping a penny No, not so that chance shall decide the affair As you’re passively standing there moping But as soon as the … Read more

Memorial Day 2007

The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. — Thomas Jefferson

What the World Needs Now

I found these over at Beauty in Art and wanted to share. The first quote is generally applicable to all of us, though reaching the stated ideal is a life-long challenge. After 33 years of marriage, I can personally vouch for the 2nd quote. Spread love everywhere you go: first of all in your own … Read more

Two From a Master

While confirming the accuracy of one quote, I came across another that I just had to share. Both are from that great American observer, Mark Twain. The first deals with, what else, the current situation in Washington: Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it. — Mark Twain … Read more

What A Miserable Coward!

Senator Pat Roberts (R-Kansas) made the following cowardly remark at yesterday’s Hayden confirmation hearings: “I am a strong supporter of the First Amendment, the Fourth Amendment and civil liberties, but you have no civil liberties if you are dead.” Senator Roberts, meet a true American Patriot, and weep because you will never be the man … Read more

Love and Power

Two related quotes by very unrelated people: When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace. —Jimi Hendrix We look forward to the time when the Power of Love will replace the Love of Power. Then will our world know the blessings of peace. —William E. Gladstone

Certainty and Doubt

The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, and wiser people so full of doubts. – Bertrand Russell

State of the Union

Arrogant lips are unsuited to a fool– how much worse lying lips to a ruler – Proverbs 17:7 New International Bible