Wisdom from a child!

"Kid's are learning to be people by watching you!" “Love is always louder.  No matter what.  Even if hate has a bullhorn, love is louder.  So let your life be loud.” "You're awake, you're awesome - live like it!"

Unintended Consequences

In our fear of the fanatical zealots of violent bent many ignored the warning of the Sage of the American Revolution, who told us that those who would give up liberty for a sense of security deserve and get neither.  Then there are, also, those who...

Exceeding expectations

A young man who does not accept the expected norms for the challenges he faces!   NORTH ROYALTON, Ohio– Cedric Lehky was never involved in a team sport growing up. Friday, at North Royalton Middle School he is not only living a dream but...

Income redistribution is it - - -

A. an expression of greed B. an expression of covetousness C. an expression envy D. a combination of all of the above In 1850, the philosopher Frederic Bastiat published a pamphlet entitled "The Law".  In the section entitled 'A Fatal...

A small hero mourned

The New York town of Penfield has cause to mourn yet celebrate this 8 year old heroic young man. 4:45AM he is awakened by a fire in his home He alerts and gets 6 of his family, two of them younger children, to safety. He, then, goes back in...

A path already explored

Step 1:  Have a horrific event which revolts a majority of the people about the violence man is capable of doing. Step 2: Determine that if the tools that are used that do the perceived most damage are controlled we would be less vulnerable. ...

On Martin Luther King Day

On the day set aside to honor a man of great character, many give lip-service to following the dream that he so eloquently stated. "I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color...

Sunday Soothing: Possibilities

With each new dawning Comes many brightening hopes promises abound   Yet pensive dreaming in slumber never acheived arise seek and give  

Words? It is how you use them!

Much as we'd love that child's chant to be true, Sticks and stones as well as words can break our hearts Words can Wound Obliterate Ruin Demean Slam or Words can bring Warmth Openness Reawakening Dawning ...

Follow the Crowd?

I don't think so! The following are exerpts from the philosopher Gustave le Bon written at the end of the 19th Century, the beginning of the "Progressive Era" of thought.  It comes from  beginning of the third chapter of his work "The Crowd, Study...

Scribbles & Bits 75: da-da-da dummm! a diatribe!

          Oh my, why is there an atmosphere of impending doom?  But it seems impossible to shake this feeling that the world has gone hay-wire.  Could it be that essential differentiation between what were thought to be diametric opposites are no...

Scribbles & Bits 74: Sympathy for the Devil?

S core to settle? C harity Stripes for all?  H alf-time, long gone A ttacking the zone of responsibility D ark Horse could right the wrong  E arly betting lines are against the happy outcome N ail biter developing on the field of...