“Success is never so interesting as struggle” ― Willa Cather It was the bottom of the last inning and we were trailing 6-1. In order to get a shot at winning, we were going to have to score the… Read More ›
Month: May 2021
CHOICES, IT’S ALL ABOUT CHOICES.
“I volunteer because it makes me look helpful, and it gives me first dibs on the refreshments.” ― Richard Osman, The Thursday Murder Club For all intents and purposes, the school year all over but the shouting. Grades have… Read More ›
CAN I GET A LITTLE SUPPORT FOR THAT SUPPOSITION?
“We’re all islands shouting lies to each other across seas of misunderstanding.” ― Rudyard Kipling, The Light That Failed So riddle me this? I can shop at Publix without a mask, but I can’t get more than 4 tickets… Read More ›
AUTOPSY OF A SCHOOL BOARD MEETING
“these self-righteous censors often construct a “hero narrative” about themselves in which they are morally pure crusaders who must protect society from the objectionable opinions of the unenlightened masses.” ― Greg Lukianoff, Freedom from Speech Yesterday, Nashville’s Mayor Cooper… Read More ›
PROPOSED RULES OF ENGAGEMENT
“Though [Abraham Lincoln] never would travel to Europe, he went with Shakespeare’s kings to Merry England; he went with Lord Byron poetry to Spain and Portugal. Literature allowed him to transcend his surroundings.” ― Doris Kearns Goodwin When I… Read More ›
THE ROLE OF SCIENCE AND HISTORY
“People who deny the existence of dragons are often eaten by dragons. From within.” ― Ursula K. Le Guin, The Wave in the Mind: Talks and Essays on the Writer, the Reader, and the Imagination This week, amidst great… Read More ›
ALL GOOD THINGS MUST COME TO AN END
“One of the hardest things in life to learn are which bridges to cross and which bridges to burn.” ― Oprah Winfrey The 2021 version of the Tennessee General Assembly is slowly coming to a close. But whether it… Read More ›