The lion and the calf

The lion and the calf shall lie down together, but the calf won't get much sleep.


Music is the timeless experience of constant change.

To the optimist

  • To the optimist, the glass is half full.
  • To the pessimist, the glass is half empty.
  • To the engineer, the glass is twice as big as it needs to be.
  • To the plumber, any liquid in the glass is potential income.

and Ed O'Connell

Symptoms of Inner Peace

Be on the lookout for symptoms of inner peace. The hearts of a great many have already been exposed to inner peace and it is possible that people everywhere could come down with it in epidemic proportions. This could pose a serious threat to what has, up to now, been a fairly stable condition of conflict in the world.Some signs and symptoms of inner peace:


  • Anarchy, it is not the law, it is just a good idea.
  • Anarchy doesn't mean 'without rules'; it means 'without rulers'.

god forbid we should ever be twenty years without such a rebellion . . . the tree of Liberty must be refreshed from time to
time with the blood of patriots & tyrants. it is it's natural manure.

writing to William Smith (1755-1816) appearing to welcome Shays' Rebellion

It is error alone which needs the support of government. Truth can stand by itself.

Washing One's Hands

Washing one's hands of the conflict between the powerful and the powerless means to side with the powerful, not to be neutral.

educator (1921-1997)

Being Afraid

Being afraid of monolithic organizations especially when they have computers, is like being afraid of really big gorillas especially when they are on fire.

CFP 1994

Change the World

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has.

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