Month: November 2016

I have loved and been loved. I have been given much and I have given something in return; I have read and traveled and thought and written… Above all, I have been a sentient being, a thinking animal, on this beautiful planet; and that in itself has been an enormous privilege and adventure

— Oliver Sacks I have loved and been loved. I have been given much and I have given something in return; I have read and traveled and thought and written… Above all, I have been a sentient being, a thinking animal, on this beautiful planet; and that in itself has been an enormous privilege and …

There is no point in asking why Americans get caught up in the presidential election ritual, even when the campaigns are obviously manipulative and the candidates are far from the best the country has to offer. […] All rituals rest upon faith, not logic; all involve suspension of disbelief; and all seem as reasonable to the faithful as they seem absurd to unbelievers

– Forrest McDonald, The American Presidency There is no point in asking why Americans get caught up in the presidential election ritual, even when the campaigns are obviously manipulative and the candidates are far from the best the country has to offer. […] All rituals rest upon faith, not logic; all involve suspension of disbelief; …

Imagine you are dying and have no material wealth. You are allowed to pass on one or two pieces of thoughtful and useful advice to your young adult children. That is the only inheritance you can leave behind — thoughtful advice that they will understand and apply in their lives. What would that advice be?”

— Lawrence Endersen from Pebbles of Perception Imagine you are dying and have no material wealth. You are allowed to pass on one or two pieces of thoughtful and useful advice to your young adult children. That is the only inheritance you can leave behind — thoughtful advice that they will understand and apply in …