MY WEAKNESSES…I WISH I COULD COME UP WITH SOMETHING. I’D PROBABLY HAVE THE SAME PAUSE IF YOU ASKED ME WHAT MY STRENGTHS ARE. MAYBE THEY’RE THE SAME THING. — AL PACINO Continue reading Al Pacino Quote
EUPHEMISM IS A HUMAN DEVICE TO CONCEAL THE HORRORS OF REALITY. — PAUL JOHNSON Continue reading Paul Johnson Quote
CONVICTION WITHOUT EXPERIENCE MAKES FOR HARSHNESS. — FLANNERY O’CONNOR Continue reading Flannery O’Connor Quote
ON JUNE 22, 2004, THEN-VICE PRESIDENT DICK CHENEY TOLD SENATOR PATRICK LEAHY (DEMOCRAT, VERMONT) TO GO FUCK HIMSELF. IF MEMORY SERVES, IT WAS A TUESDAY. Continue reading This Week in, uh, History?
ANYONE WHO ISN’T CONFUSED REALLY DOESN’T UNDERSTAND THE SITUATION. — EDWARD R. MURROW Continue reading Edward R. Murrow Quote
THE THIRD-RATE MIND IS ONLY HAPPY WHEN IT IS THINKING WITH THE MAJORITY. THE SECOND-RATE MIND IS ONLY HAPPY WHEN IT IS THINKING WITH THE MAJORITY. THE FIRST-RATE MIND IS ONLY HAPPY WHEN IT IS THINKING. –A. A. MILNE Continue reading Refer to This Quote Often, Especially When Voting or Watching Fox News
WHAT A CHILD DOESN’T RECEIVE HE CAN SELDOM LATER GIVE. — P. D. JAMES Continue reading P. D. James Quote
A LITTLE LEARNING IS A DANGEROUS THING. — ALEXANDER POPE AN ESSAY ON CRITICISM, 1709 Continue reading Alexander Pope is Believed to Have Said it First
At the end of this post, please click the link to a New York Times story about the expected purchase of Whole Foods Market by Amazon. While reading the article, we can only hope a particular disclosure made in passing won’t affect the Times’ coverage of this issue. Recently, Whole Foods hired a new Chief Financial Officer. She’s Gabrielle Sulzberger, who’s married to NY Times Chairman and Publisher Arthur O. Sulzberger. There are many reasons to think carefully and be alert to background information that can influence news reports. The reasons aren’t always as obvious as this, so we must be ready to dig for subtle … Continue reading Amazon to Buy Whole Foods Market
LISTENING TO A POLICE SCANNER IS THE BEST POSSIBLE WAY TO RUIN YOUR CONFIDENCE IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD. — CORDIALLY, HELEN Continue reading My Neighborhood Isn’t THAT Bad, is it?