Monthly Archives: October 2015

A Fountain of Youth

There is a fountain of youth: it is your mind, your talents, the creativity you bring to your life and the lives of people you love. When you learn to tap this source, you will truly have defeated age. Sophia … Continue reading

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Please Help Save White O’Morn, the Famous Cottage From the Movie “The Quiet Man”

Actress Maureen O’Hara passed away recently without living to see a project completed that was very important to her. The Irish cottage that was used to depict White O’Morn, the Thornton family cottage in the very popular and iconic 1950’s … Continue reading

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Your Worst and Your Best

I’ve seen you at your worst and I still think you’re the best. reblogged from

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It’s About Who You Miss

It’s about who you miss at 2 in the afternoon when you’re busy, not 2 in the morning when you’re lonely. reblogged from

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Playing Like a Girl

“This team taught all America’s children that playing like a girl means you’re a badass,” Obama said, to applause in the White House East Room. “Perhaps I shouldn’t have used that phrase. Playing like a girl means being the best.” … Continue reading

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The Financial Crisis Was Not An Accident

The financial crisis wasn’t an accident. Several big banking corporations and their executives committed criminal fraud. And the fact that not a single executive has been indicted or jailed – while the five biggest banks have gone from holding 25% … Continue reading

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Becoming a War Hero

It was involuntary. They sank my boat. John F. Kennedy responding to a question on how he became a World War II hero, quoted in A Thousand Days (1965), requoted in What Liberals Believe, page 100, edited by William Martin

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How To Silence A Guilty Conscience

The most effective way to silence a guilty conscience is to convince ourselves and others that those we have sinned against are indeed depraved creatures, deserving every punishment, even extermination. Eric Hoffer, The True Believer (1951), quoted in What Liberals … Continue reading

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President Bush and 9/11 Attacks

I recalled the image of Mr. Bush [George W.] sitting in a Sarasota, Florida, classroom after being informed of the Sept. 11 attacks. Instead of reacting instantly, commandingly, he just sat there for long wasted moments, with a bewildered look … Continue reading

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United States’ Penal Policies

If we were to judge the United States by is penal policies, we would perceive a strange beast: a Christian society that believes in neither forgiveness nor redemption. George Monbiot, “Routine and Systematic Torture Is At The Heart of America’s … Continue reading

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