November 27, 2015

"I had learned early one important thing, and that was to always teach in terms that the people could understand." -- Malcolm XThe Autobiography of Malcolm X, p. 254

The young child looked at the elder and asked, "What must I do to be strong when I grow up?"

The elder...

November 20, 2015

​​"God always answers, one way or another, even when people don't recognize his presence." -- Job 33:14, The Message​​

One of my cats is dying.  It was just confirmed today, though I'd already feared the possibility.

Back in December 2004, my two cats were...

November 13, 2015

​"In all people I see myself, none more and not one a barleycorn less." -- Walt WhitmanLeaves of GrassSong of Myself 20​

One thing that I really can't stand is classism.  It's a subtle form of discrimination, since it can seem somewhat acceptable in our society....

November 6, 2015

​​"Now is no time to think of what you do not have.  Think of what you can do with what there is." -- The Old Man and the SeaErnest Hemingway​, p. 110

The quote above comes in the part of the story when the old man, Santiago, has already killed a giant marli...

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