...the Government of the United States, which gives to bigotry no sanction, to persecution no assistance, requires only that they who live under its protection should demean themselves as good citizens in giving it on all occasions their effectual support. Geo. Washington Feb. 22, 1732
Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring, those ripples build a current that can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance.
Robert Kennedy, South Africa 1966.
Saturday, February 28, 2015
Friday, February 27, 2015
|This one is late but that is the way I feel about Lent...|
Thursday, February 26, 2015
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Here is the link to the article.
Dean identifies this as "Simser's" room. It was only my room for four years. But I love the kids I had there. I am glad that they are still in my life.
I wish I had a fireplace like that in my home.
Monday, February 23, 2015
"I’m not gay, but I’ve never talked publicly about depression before or any of that and that was so much of what the movie was about and it was one of the things that drew me to Alan Turing so much. I think we all feel like weirdos for different reasons. Alan had his share of them and I had my own and that’s what always moved me so much about his story.” - Oscar-winning screenwriter Graham Moore, speaking to Buzzfeed. Moore's "it gets better" acceptance speech led many (including numerous media outlets) to wrongly assume that he is gay.
So many reasons for a person to "feel different" - But there is someone who can you through your valley....I wonder if depression isn't the real reason for suicide. I have never wanted to kill myself but there are certainly times when I have been in the valley of depression. Fortunately I have been wired to be past it. You will fit in. You do belong and you matter. This is one of the things about moments like this that makes a difference. And why I watch these awful awards shows.
It has been quite a week. Sadie and I took some time to look around the property and we found that things were in good shape. B G told me that because it was warmer on a couple of days that we are going to have green grass and leaves and nicer weather soon. We can't wait.
Then it was my turn. I was very good.