Monthly Archives: October 2013

A Revolution-in-Waiting?

“Man’s mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions.” –Oliver Wendell Holmes “Disbelief in magic can force a poor soul into believing in government and business.” –Tom Robbins So … if we all stop believing in … Continue reading

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They Don’t Owe Us a Thing

“A criminal is a person with predatory instincts, without sufficient capital to form a corporation.” –Howard Scott And none of this is really news to us. Just keep it in mind the next time you hear another sneering rant about … Continue reading

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But We Love Our Children. Don’t We?

“The ultimate test of a moral society is the kind of world that it leaves to its children.” –Dietrich Bonhoeffer “I am ashamed of anyone who has eyes and still can’t see.” –Kathryn Lasky “In the face of suffering, one … Continue reading

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Explain This One

So here’s yet another great mystery of life. Well, at least it’s one more thing I don’t remotely understand. It looks as if my neighbors and kinfolks across the Ohio River may be a bit like the colorful Illinois Senator … Continue reading

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A Wilde Thing

“The truth is rarely pure and never simple.” “We teach people how to remember, we never teach them how to grow.” “What is a cynic? A man who knows the price of everything and the value of nothing.” “When the … Continue reading

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Season of the Self-Righteous

“Human beings are perhaps never more frightening than when they are convinced beyond doubt that they are right.” –Laurens Van der Post “The modern conservative is engaged in one of man’s oldest exercises in moral philosophy; that is, the search … Continue reading

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And Who Gives a Crap About Congress?

“The human race has one really effective weapon, and that is laughter.” –Mark Twain “Ninety percent of the politicians give the other ten percent a bad reputation.” –Henry Kissinger “There’s no trick to being a humorist when you have the … Continue reading

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