• 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, 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 »

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 »

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