...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.
Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Monday, June 29, 2015
I had to supervise this "guy" as he was working in the neighbor's yard.
He had a machine (B G called it a chain saw) and he made a lot of noise for two days as he climbed up and down and cut off part and then another part of the tree off and then it was gone.
Sadie did not pay any attention to that it all.
She got to go to the car to see Dr. Brenda for "shots" - I did not have to go. B G said she was a good girl.
She got a treat when it was over. I didn't get one. That is OK. B G sneaked me two after supper.
I was very busy watching him work in his job.
B G was out with his camera but he doesn't take me as it is not good for me to go when the weather is hot. So Sadie I I stayed home.
Cassie was sleeping through it all.
Time to come in the cool. Cassie is her usual cool and collected self.
Sunday, June 28, 2015
"Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up."
"Every human has four endowments- self awareness, conscience, independent will and creative imagination. These give us the ultimate human freedom... The power to choose, to respond, to change."
"The two most important days in your life are the day you were born and the day you find out why."
"There is an old saying: No man is your enemy, no man if your friend, every man is your teacher."
“I find hope in the darkest of days, and focus in the brightest. I do not judge the universe.”
Call it a clan, call it a network,
call it a tribe, call it a family:
Whatever you call it, whoever
you are, you need one.
"I go among trees and sit still. All my stirring becomes quiet around me like circles on water."