It is not often that someone comes along who is a true friend and a good writer.
Monday, July 11, 2016
Friday, July 8, 2016
Martin Luther King, Jr.:
Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.
Thursday, July 7, 2016
A portrait is a painting with something wrong with the mouth.
Tuesday, July 5, 2016
Now there’s three things you can do in a baseball game: You can win or you can lose or it can rain.
Friday, July 1, 2016
Canada is the only country in the world that knows how to live without an identity.
Thursday, June 30, 2016
The more I see of the representatives of the people, the more I admire my dogs.
Wednesday, June 29, 2016
Procrastination is the art of keeping up with yesterday.
The same could be said of blogging.
Tuesday, June 28, 2016
A professor is someone who talks in someone else’s sleep.
Monday, June 27, 2016
Bravery is being the only one who knows you’re afraid.
Friday, June 24, 2016
The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter.
Thursday, June 23, 2016
Science is a differential equation. Religion is a boundary condition.
Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Nothing is work unless you’d rather be doing something else.
Tuesday, June 21, 2016
I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put in order.
Monday, June 20, 2016
I am always ready to learn although I do not always like being taught.
Friday, June 17, 2016
From the Boston Globe:
In this country, the federal government limits duck hunters to weapons that carry only three shells, to protect the duck population. But you can buy an assault weapon in seven minutes and an unlimited number of bullets to fire with it. For every McDonald’s in the United States, there are four federally licensed gun dealers and an untold number of unregulated private dealers who can legally sell an unlimited number of guns out of their homes, backpacks, and car trunks without requiring a criminal background check or proof of ID.
These weren’t the guns, and this wasn’t the America, that the Founders foresaw. That is why we need a new assault weapons ban, written for the realities we face in 2016.
Tuesday, June 14, 2016
A morning-glory at my window satisfies me more than the metaphysics of books.
Would you settle for an orchid, Walt?
Monday, June 13, 2016
Life is a long lesson in humility.
Friday, June 10, 2016
Marriage is one of the “basic civil rights of man,” fundamental to our very existence and survival…. To deny this fundamental freedom on so unsupportable a basis as the racial classifications embodied in these statutes, classifications so directly subversive of the principle of equality at the heart of the Fourteenth Amendment, is surely to deprive all the State’s citizens of liberty without due process of law. The Fourteenth Amendment requires that the freedom of choice to marry not be restricted by invidious racial discrimination. Under our Constitution, the freedom to marry, or not marry, a person of another race resides with the individual and cannot be infringed by the State.
Thursday, June 9, 2016
Wilderness is not a luxury but a necessity of the human spirit.
On this date in 1974 I took off on a six-week wilderness course with the National Outdoor Leadership School. We backpacked through the Uintah Mountains of Utah and the experience led me to a deeper understanding of nature, of our connection to the wilderness, and, two years later, to my job at camp and my first full-length play.
The only tangible souvenirs I have of the journey is the small notebook diary I kept and my mustache.