Monthly Archives: June 2018
Musings in Summer: Georgia O’Keeffe “If you take a flower in your hand and really look at it, it’s your world for a moment.” Below – Georgia O’Keeffe: “Austrian Copper Rose IV” Art for Summer – Part I of II: … Continue reading
“The only victories which leave no regret are those which are gained over ignorance.” ― Napoléon Bonaparte.
Remembering an Influential Thinker on the Date of His Death: Died 25 June 1997 – Jacques-Yves Cousteau, who was, in the words of one writer, “a French naval officer, explorer, conservationist, filmmaker, innovator, scientist, photographer, author and researcher who studied … Continue reading
“Democracy is a pathetic belief in the collective wisdom of individual ignorance. No one in this world, so far as I know—and I have researched the records for years, and employed agents to help me—has ever lost money by underestimating … Continue reading
Remembering a Writer on the Date of Her Death: Died 24 June 1909 – Sarah Orne Jewett, an American novelist, short story writer, poet, and author of “The Country of the Pointed Firs.” Some quotes from the work of Sarah … Continue reading
“We’ve bought into the idea that education is about training and ‘success’, defined monetarily, rather than learning to think critically and to challenge. We should not forget that the true purpose of education is to make minds, not careers. A … Continue reading
Musings in Summer: Chris Hedges “The split in America, rather than simply economic, is between those who embrace reason, who function in the real world of cause and effect, and those who, numbed by isolation and despair, now seek meaning … Continue reading
“A great deal of intelligence can be invested in ignorance when the need for illusion is deep.” – Saul Bellow, Nobel Laureate.
Musings in Summer: Georgia O’Keeffe “I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn’t say any other way – things I had no words for.” Below – Georgia O’Keeffe: “Lake George Reflection” Art for Summer – … Continue reading
“Imagine the people who believe such things and who are not ashamed to ignore, totally, all the patient findings of thinking minds through all the centuries since the Bible was written. And it is these ignorant people, the most uneducated, … Continue reading