Monthly Archives: January 2018
Current Events – 22 January 2018 “The essence of intercultural education is the acquisition of empathy-the ability to see the world as others see it, and to allow for the possibility that others may see something we have failed to … Continue reading
Musings in Winter: Anais Nin “We do not grow absolutely, chronologically. We grow sometimes in one dimension, and not in another; unevenly. We grow partially. We are relative. We are mature in one realm, childish in another. The past, present, … Continue reading
“Worlds self-made are so full of monsters and demons.” – Anais Nin.
Remembering a Writer on the Date of His Death: Died 20 January 1900 – John Ruskin, English art critic, social thinker, and watercolorist. Some quotes from the work of John Ruskin: “Sunshine is delicious, rain is refreshing, wind braces us … Continue reading
“The problem is that the people with the most ridiculous ideas are always the people who are most certain of them.” – Bill Maher.
Musings in Winter: Annie Dillard “Their song reminds me of a child’s neighborhood rallying cry—ee-ock-ee—with a heartfelt warble at the end. But it is their call that is especially endearing. The towhee has the brass and grace to call, simply … Continue reading
“The single most exciting thing you encounter in government is competence, because it’s so rare.” – Daniel Patrick Moynihan, American politician and sociologist.
Musings in Winter: Camille Paglia “Human beings are not nature’s favorites. We are merely one of a multitude of species upon which nature indiscriminately exerts its force.” Art for Winter – Part I of II: Chris Noel (American, contemporary) Below … Continue reading
“The central conservative truth is that it is culture, not politics, that determines the success of a society. The central liberal truth is that politics can change a culture and save it from itself.” – Daniel Patrick Moynihan.
Musings in Winter: Daniel C. Dennett “If you can approach the world’s complexities, both its glories and its horrors, with an attitude of humble curiosity, acknowledging that however deeply you have seen, you have only scratched the surface, you will … Continue reading