“The beauty or ugliness of a character lay not only in its achievements, but in its aims and impulses; its true history lay, not among things done, but among things willed.” ― Thomas Hardy, Tess of the D’Urbervilles “Jesus Christ… Read More ›
Month: February 2020
EXCUSE ME, CAN I ASK A QUESTION?
“Perhaps the most extraordinary characteristic of current America is the attempt to reduce life to buying and selling. Life is not love unless love is sex and bought and sold. Life is not knowledge save knowledge of technique, of science… Read More ›
SOME WIT AND WISDOM FROM DAD GONE WILD
“Because it strikes me there is something greater than judgment. I think it is called mercy.” ― Sebastian Barry, The Secret Scripture “Is there a wrong way to say “I don’t know”? Yes. When we declare ignorance, it should be… Read More ›
YEP, THAT’S AN ICEBERG DEAD AHEAD.
“Go Home. Cut your losses. Stay. Go for it. You are a republic of voices tonight. Unfortunately, that republic is Italy. All these voices waving their arms and screaming at one another.” ― Jay McInerney, Bright Lights, Big City “We are all of us born… Read More ›
INSIGHTS FROM A FRIEND
If something is leaked to the press, the bigmouth will be tracked down and punished. Scandals aren’t public scandals if you get there before your enemies do.” ― Mike Royko, Boss: Richard J. Daley of Chicago “But I’d rather not… Read More ›
MAY I OFFER SOME CLARIFICATION?
“The best laid schemes o’ Mice an’ Men, Gang aft agley. An’ lea’e us nought but grief an’ pain, For promis’d joy! (To A Mouse)” ― Robert Burns, Collected Poems of Robert Burns “I am very interested and fascinated how… Read More ›
MNPS PRODUCES TOP TALENT
“This is how Heaven works. They’re practical. We are always looking for rays of light. For lightning bolts or burning bushes. But God is a worker, like us. He made the world — He didn’t hire poor Indios to build… Read More ›
NOT EVEN GOING TO PRETEND
“Left-wing and right-wing political ideologies have themselves become secular religions, providing people with a community of like-minded brethren, a catechism of sacred beliefs, a well-populated demonology, and a beatific confidence in the righteousness of their cause.” ― Steven Pinker, Enlightenment… Read More ›
THE COMPANY YOU KEEP
“When you’re out to get the honey you don’t go killing all the bees” ― Joe Strummer “Religion is like baseball,” said Steve. “Great game, bad owners.” ― Jim Bouton, Ball Four When I was a kid, my parents… Read More ›
WHAT’S A LAWSUIT AMONG FRIENDS?
“But it is not what I am saying that is hurting you; it is that you have wounds that I touch by what I have said. You are hurting yourself. There is no way I can take this personally.” ―… Read More ›