• 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

Thanksgiving, 2014

Thanksgiving … A time of faith I want to write about faith. About the faith of the Pilgrims that first Thanksgiving. A faith strong enough to take them to the New World and see them through that Read more »

Independence Day, 2014

These are the times that try men’s souls. — Thomas Paine, January 1776 Six months after Thomas Paine’s Common Sense brought these words to the American public, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin and 53 other founders 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 »

Martin Luther King Day, 2014

Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. 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 Letters from a Read more »

Nelson Mandela

What must it take for a man to fight for freedom with the commitment and courage Nelson Mandela showed … and … then … after 27 years in prison … forgive his oppressors? Truly forgive them. Not Read more »

Thanksgiving, 2013

Thanksgiving and Chanukah coincide this year.  As Chanukah is a story of mankind’s struggle for freedom, it’s only right and proper that freedom be high on the list of things to be thankful for this Thanksgiving. And Read more »

Independence Day, 2013

Two hundred thirty seven years ago 56 men pledged their life, liberty and sacred honor to give birth to a new nation, a nation conceived in liberty and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created 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 »

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