Friday, November 10, 2017

Between You and Me.....

Between you and me 

You and I know the truth.....

But I have my people behind me.

---Mr. Anonymous.

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I also took advantage of the fact that 

I was widely admired in my and their community, 

which disabled them from sharing their story and 

brought hardship to them when they tried because 

people who look up to me didn’t want to hear it. 

I didn’t think that I was doing any of that 

because my position allowed me not to think about it.

---Louis C.K.

Thursday, November 02, 2017

Quote of the day.......

The study of history is a powerful antidote 

to contemporary arrogance. 

It is humbling to discover how many of 

our glib assumptions, 

which seem to us novel and plausible, 

have been tested before, 

not once but many times and in innumerable guises; 

and discovered to be, 

at great human cost, 

wholly false.

-- Paul Johnson.

Monday, October 30, 2017

Real world........

The real world is a place where it's hard sometimes 

to find people who will listen with an attitude 

that they might actually be convinced of something,

Instead, what happens in most of the real world is 

that people don't listen at all.

They aren't looking to actually learn anything 

about you or about what you think. 

It's a place where people take sides 

rather than trying to understand - 

are they still on the right side? 

They care mostly about their side winning.

---FBI Director James Comey. 2017
Convocation speech at Howard university.

Friday, October 27, 2017

No more concentration camps........

I tried to look away,

but he would hold my face,” she said.

So I was forced to look into his eyes.

And I felt disgust and shame, and

like nobody would ever think of me as being

clean again after being this close to the devil.

His energy was so sinister.

--- Selma blair.

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You have to get it all out in the open and

in the light so that we can really understand

how pervasive this is,” McAdams said.

I think we almost have to exhaust ourselves

sharing our experiences before

the rebuilding can begin.

And hopefully...........

we never slip back into this darkness again.

----Rachel Mc Adams.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

The Realometer......

The realometer, that could cut through 

the" mud and slush of opinion " and

prejudice, and tradition......

to a Hard bottom.

----Henri David Thoreau.

Saturday, October 21, 2017

In truth.......

Truth is....

An overarching compassion.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Quote of the day...........

Maroney was one of the “Fierce Five” that won gold 

at the 2012 London Olympics; 

she also won silver in the individual vault event. 

In her letter, Maroney spoke of how 

the Olympics had been her dream since she was a child, 

watching the 2004 Games as an 8-year-old.

“From the outside looking in,

 it’s an amazing story,” Maroney wrote. 

“I did it. I got there, but not without a price.