• We must, indeed, all hang together, or most assuredly we shall all hang separately. -Benjamin Franklin, Freedom Fighter

  • We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly. -Martin Luther King, Jr., Freedom Fighter

  • Let us be cautious in making assertions and critical in examining them, but tolerant in permitting linguistic forms. -Rudolf Carnap, Philosopher

  • A clash of doctrines is not a disaster—it is an opportunity. -Alfred North Whitehead, Philosopher

  • If we could read the secret history of our enemies we should find in each man’s life sorrow and suffering enough to disarm all hostility. -Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Poet

  • Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing, there is a field. I’ll meet you there. -Rumi, Mystic

  • If you would be a real seeker after truth, it is necessary that at least once in your life you doubt, as far as possible, all things. – Rene Descartes, Philosopher

  • A house divided against itself cannot stand. -Abraham Lincoln, President

  • Problems cannot be solved by the same level of thinking that created them. -Albert Einstein, Scientist

  • Be the change you want to see in the world. -Mahatma Gandhi, Freedom Fighter

Memorial Day, 2018

That these dead shall not have died in vain… Rita and I are in Japan on holiday. When we arrived in Japan, everything and everyone seemed strange, forbidding. Ten days later, the strange has begun to seem Read more »

Memorial Day, 2015

… that these dead shall not have died in vain. … Abraham Lincoln Rita and I had the pleasure last month to spend a few days in Boston, the cradle of Liberty. One of the places we Read more »

Memorial Day, 2014

… that these dead shall not have died in vain … Abraham Lincoln  Cheziray Pressley, War in Afghanistan … Aaron Elandt, Iraq War … Abraham Lincoln, President … Andrew Goodman, Civil Rights Worker … Anna Campos, Spanish Read more »

Memorial Day, 2013

 … that these dead shall not have died in vain. Abraham Lincoln Abraham Lincoln, 16th President of the United States of America, spoke these words at the dedication of the Soldiers’ National Cemetery in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, four Read more »

Memorial Day, 2012

… that these dead shall not have died in vain. Abraham Lincoln   As a young boy in Oil City, Pennsylvania, I marched in our annual Memorial Day parade with my Cub Scout troop. It was a Read more »

Memorial Day 2011

… that these dead shall not have died in vain. Abraham Lincoln From the The Post and Courier, Charleston, South Carolina, May 18, 2011 North Charleston soldier killed in Afghanistan A soldier from North Charleston — whose Read more »

Memorial Day, 2010

… that these dead shall not have died in vain Four score and seven years before Abraham Lincoln spoke these words at Gettysburg, our fathers brought forth on this continent a new nation, conceived in liberty, and Read more »

Memorial Day, 2009

On the 19th of April in 1775, on the Village Green in Lexington, Massachusetts, John Brown, Samuel Hadley, Caleb Harrington, Jonathon Harrington, Robert Munroe, Isaac Muzzey, Asahel Porter and Jonas Parker became the first Americans to give Read more »

Memorial Day, 2008

To everything There is a season And a time for every purpose under heaven Memorial Day is the season of our mourning. It is the time for us, the living, to remember those, the dead. It is Read more »

Memorial Day, 2007

How many times must we tell the tale? How many times must we fall? Eric Clapton This week brought two provocative items across my desk. One was a news report of the recent Pew poll showing that Read more »

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