Monthly Archives: March 2016

When the Republican Party Began To Go Wrong

Republicans embraced the political knife-fighting tactics of Newt Gingrich in the 1990’s and light-as-air political figures like Sarah Palin in the 2000’s. Many Republicans – including self-proclaimed “constitutional conservatives” – began to speak of compromise as a synonym for capitulation, … Continue reading

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The Best People

The best people possess a feeling for beauty, the courage to take risks, the discipline to tell the truth, the capacity for sacrifice. Ironically their virtues make them vulnerable; they are often wounded, sometimes destroyed. Ernest Hemingway, courtesy of Justin … Continue reading

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The Hill of Tara in Ireland

My own view is that Tara served many functions during prehistory – it was a ritual holy place; a royal dwelling; a defensive site; and a burial place. No archaeological investigation of the hill undertaken so far has contradicted this … Continue reading

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A Character Is Defined

A character is defined by the kinds of challenges he cannot walk away from. And by those he has walked away from that cause him remorse. Arthur Miller, originally quoted from the Nashville Tennessean, requoted from The Week, March 4, … Continue reading

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Music Is a Reminder

Music is God’s little reminder that there’s something else besides us in this universe, a harmonic connection between all living beings, everywhere, even the stars. Robin Williams, originally quoted in the Pagosa Springs, Colorado Sun, requoted in The Week, March … Continue reading

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The Greatest Patriotism

The greatest patriotism is to tell your country when it is behaving dishonorably. Julian Barnes, novelist, originally quoted in The New Indian Express, requoted from The Week, March 4, 2016, page 19

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Do Not Stop Questioning

Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning. Albert Einstein (quoted from a comment by Etain Butterfly https://etainbutterfly.wordpress.com/)

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