Vanquishing Poverty

If the religious right is so convinced that, here on earth, God’s work must truly be our own, then why are they not spending their time and energy on vanquishing the poverty that exists in this country and all over the world?

Andrew Hammond, “Religious Rhetoric Isn’t Bad; Hypocrisy Is”, Chicago Maroon, January 20, 2005, quoted in What Liberals Believe, page 78, edited by William Martin

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What Is a Commonplace Book? A commonplace book is someone’s personal collection of quotes, witticisms, observances, poems, and even graffiti that have inspired them, made them laugh or touched them in some way. Many famous people throughout history have had commonplace books, such as Thomas Jefferson, John Milton, Mark Twain, Henry David Thoreau, and the scientist, Carl Linnaeus. I began my commonplace books while I was in junior high school in the early 1970’s and so I have almost 50 years of quotes about such a wide variety of topics told in ways more eloquent, wise or humorous than anything I could ever come up with. And it’s wonderful that in this type of blog, I can also include some of my favorite artists and their artwork as well. I'm almost 60 years old with a daughter, 3 granddaughters, and a kitty-cat. I live in beautiful Bay City, MI. I have 2 associate degrees with additional college credits and hopefully I will be able to complete my goal of obtaining my Bachelor's Degree in Accounting. (Life keeps getting in the way). I enjoy literature, horse racing, baseball, NFL football, The Olympics, astronomy, history (particularly Irish), art, old movies, Downton Abbey, The Good Wife, Unit One, science, The Beatles, Frank Sinatra, U2, The Doors, oh and so much more! I have very eclectic and prolific interests. If you would like to check out my personal writings, please go to
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7 Responses to Vanquishing Poverty

  1. Mary Job says:

    Good question. Baffles me. Point is, even if you have a 100 room mansion, you can’t sleep in all rooms at d same time. So why bother? If only vanquishing poverty is our goal, every single individual.

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