“Being smart and rich are lucky, but being curious and compassionate will save your ass. Being curious and compassionate can take you out of your ego and edge your soul towards wonder.” ― Mary Karr, Now Go Out There: … Read More ›
Month: August 2022
WHO ARE WE SERVING?
“You’ve been dreaming lies again, Susana.” ― Juan Rulfo, Pedro Páramo Go ahead and pull up a chair. We are going to be here a minute or two. Every week seems to come with its own little touch of… Read More ›
THE DOGS OF WAR
“Access to useful information also was determined by literacy and the availability of reading material. It is now widely agreed at least for Britain that increases in literacy were relatively modest during the Industrial Revolution. Yet literacy is not particularly… Read More ›
APPEARANCES CAN BE DECEIVING
“Do you tell other people when you realize they were right?” ― Julia Galef, The Scout Mindset: The Perils of Defensive Thinking and How to Be Right More Often Some of you may be familiar with Tammany hall and… Read More ›
IT FEELS LIKE A NUMBER
“They are pretty good at improvising, but God help us if they are given time to think. Dean Atchison” ― Robert Dallek, Camelot’s Court: Inside the Kennedy White House A couple years ago I was coaching 10U baseball. It… Read More ›
FIRST WEEK FOLLIES
“Nothing is more irreligious than to persecute the seekers of truth in order to keep up absurdities and superstitions of bygone ages. Nothing is more inhuman than the commission of ‘devout cruelty’ under the mask of love of God and… Read More ›
ELECTIONS MATTER, OR DO THEY?
“The important thing to know about an assassination or an attempted assassination is not who fired the shot, but who paid for the bullet.” ― Eric Ambler, The Mask of Dimitrios Yesterday was Election Day in Tennessee and today… Read More ›
IS IT US OR THEM?
“Orozco’s despair was not just in finding himself poor, but in discovering that effort, honest intentions, and gentlemanly status had nothing to do with sucess in a commercial economy.” ― Timothy Brook, Vermeer’s Hat: The Seventeenth Century and the Dawn… Read More ›