AND THE THUNDER ROLLED

“It contributes greatly towards a man’s moral and intellectual health, to be brought into habits of companionship with individuals unlike himself, who care little for his pursuits, and whose sphere and abilities he must go out of himself to appreciate.”… Read More ›

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  • A QUESTION OF INFLUENCE

    “Don’t let us forget that the causes of human actions are usually immeasurably more complex and varied than our subsequent explanations of them.” ― Fyodor Dostoevsky, The Idiot “My life is full of broken halos.” ― Keith Richards, Life  … Read More ›

  • LIVING VS SURVIVING

    “People could put up with being bitten by a wolf but what properly riled them was a bite from a sheep.” ― James Joyce, Ulysses “You can’t choose where you belong, and where you don’t. But what if the place… Read More ›

  • AVOIDING THE GOLDEN CALF

    “THE BAD THING ABOUT FEAR Is it requires a reaction. Some hide. Some cry. But, like a dog condemned to a walled yard with no hope of escape or affection, some learn to bite.” ― Ellen Hopkins “It’s lucky no… Read More ›

  • WHO GOVERNS SCHOOLS?

    “looking off at the past as though it were a place one might still get to” ― Cathie Pelletier, Beaming Sonny Home “I don’t know how to describe that feeling, just to say that it’s kind of like cold, sunny… Read More ›

  • A STEADY HAND AT THE WHEEL IS MORE ESSENTIAL THEN EVER

    “I think we’re raising whole generations who regard facts as more or less optional. We have kids in elementary school who are being urged to take stands on political issues, to write letters to congressmen and presidents about nuclear energy…. Read More ›

  • MIGHT BE TIME TO CHECK THE MAP

    “If you’re going to try, go all the way. Otherwise, don’t even start. This could mean losing girlfriends, wives, relatives and maybe even your mind. It could mean not eating for three or four days. It could mean freezing on… Read More ›

  • BUT I DO LIKE HAMBURGERS

    “I feel that the dormant goodwill in people needs to be stirred. People need to hear that it makes sense to behave decently or to help others, to place common interests above their own, to respect the elementary rules of… Read More ›

  • KEEPING AN EYE ON POTENTIAL FALLOUT

    “That’s all anybody can do right now. Live. Hold out. Survive. I don’t know whether good times are coming back again. But I know that won’t matter if we don’t survive these times.” ― Octavia E. Butler, Parable of the… Read More ›

  • IT IS WITH GREAT SADNESS…

    “The fact is, parents and schools and cultures can and do shape people. The most important influence in my life, outside of my family, was my high school journalism teacher, Hattie M. Steinberg. She pounded the fundamentals of journalism into… Read More ›