Monthly Archives: November 2017
Remembering a Great Man on the Date of His Birth: Born 20 November 1884 – Norman Mattoon Thomas, an American Presbyterian minister, socialist, pacifist, and six-time presidential candidate for the Socialist Party of America. Some quotes from the work of … Continue reading
“The trouble with all these far-right and far-left mentalities is that they can encompass only one side of an argument and are congenitally incapable of holding two opinions in their heads at the same time.” – Truman Capote, an American … Continue reading
Musings in Autumn: Jim Harrison “With all its eyes the creature world beholds the open, while our eyes are turned inward.” Art for Autumn – Part I of IV: John Cogan (American, contemporary) Below – “Winter Day at Grandeur Point” … Continue reading
“Economics is a political argument. It is not – and can never be – a science; there are no objective truths in economics that can be established independently of political, and frequently moral, judgements. Therefore, when faced with an economic … Continue reading
Musings in Autumn: Lawren Leo “Most people live their lives laying prostrate before a false god, waiting for a cue to rise. There are no cues, only decisions. Shall I have dessert? Shall I have the best of the wine? … Continue reading
“Nuance is anathema to his thinking, which is why he can maintain such fidelity to his ideas in a-hundred-and-forty-character bursts.” ― Jelani Cobb.
Musings in Autumn: Mary Oliver “The woods that I loved as a child are entirely gone. The woods that I loved as a young adult are gone. The woods that most recently I walked in are not gone, but they’re … Continue reading
“With enough support you can be as ignorant as you want” – Gary Heymann.
Musings in Autumn: Annie Dillard “The interior life is often stupid. Its egoism blinds it and deafens it; its imagination spins out ignorant tales, fascinated. It fancies that the western wind blows on the Self, and leaves fall at the … Continue reading
“Political revolutions never liberate anyone; they are always reactionary.” ― Marty Rubin.