• 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

Earth Day, 2008

Problems cannot be solved by the same level of thinking that created them Albert Einstein On that first Earth Day, 38 years ago, I was a graduate student at The University of Michigan. Six years earlier Rachel Read more »

Martin Luther King Day, 2008

“The moral arc of the universe is long but it bends toward justice!” Martin Luther King, Jr. Sixty years ago, in 1948, Southern Democrats, led by South Carolina Governor Strom Thurmond, broke from the Democratic Party because Read more »

Holiday Season, 2007

Peace on Earth. Good Will Toward All. In less than two weeks, we, the people, will begin for real the task of selecting our next President. Beginning January 3rd in Iowa and ending ten months later on Read more »

Thanksgiving, 2007

If I have seen further than my fellow man it is by standing on the shoulders of giants. Isaac Newton I vividly remember what Mr. Welch, my fourth grade teacher, taught us about Thanksgiving. Mr. Welch, the Read more »

Constitution Day, 2007

We, the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves Read more »

Independence Day, 2007

E Pluribus Unum From Many, One Two hundred thirty one years ago 56 Patriots pledged their lives, liberties and sacred honor to the vision that we, their descendants, might partake of the blessings of liberty. Twenty-four were 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 »

Martin Luther King Day, 2007

“The moral arc of the universe is long but it bends toward justice!” Martin Luther King, Jr. It’s been more than 40 years since Martin Luther King delivered his “I Have a Dream” sermon on the steps Read more »

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