Happy New Year

I hope this year brings happiness, good health, and cheer to everyone. Thanks to everyone who has followed, read, and commented on the blog in 2017. Here are just a few ideas for New Years resolutions: Do to others what you would want done to you.* Spend more time with loved ones. Donate, recycle, toss … Continue reading Happy New Year


Quote of the day–Franklin D. Roosevelt

"We must especially beware of that small group of selfish men who would clip the wings of the American eagle in order to feather their own nests." President Franklin D. Roosevelt, "The Four Freedoms Speech", The Annual Message to Congress, January 6, 1941 The full speech can be heard here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tPjYCg8_sKQ    

Quote of the day–John Dalberg-Acton

"Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Great men are almost always bad men, even when they exercise influence and not authority, still more when you superadd the tendency or the certainty of corruption by authority. " --John Dalberg-Acton, 1st Baron Acton; in a letter he wrote to scholar and ecclesiastic Mandell Creighton, dated … Continue reading Quote of the day–John Dalberg-Acton

Quote of the day–Frederick Douglass

"Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will. Find out just what any people will quietly submit to and you have found out the exact measure of injustice and wrong which will be imposed upon them, and these will continue till they are resisted with either words or blows, or … Continue reading Quote of the day–Frederick Douglass