• 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, 2015

Start Close in … David Whyte I am most thankful for the breath of life, for without it I am nothing … reminded by my very own breath of those who no longer breath … those whose Read more »

Independence Day, 2015

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. Declaration of 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 »

Martin Luther King Day, 2015

I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character. Martin Luther Read more »

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 »

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