Safety First

I am an optimist. But I’m an optimist who takes his raincoat.                                                            —Sir Harold Wilson Most people fasten their seatbelts when they get into their car. […]

Lying

Oh, what a tangled web we weave When first we practice to deceive                                                  —Sir Walter Scott In the long run, telling the truth is much easier than lying. You don’t have […]

Unconditional Love

Animals are such agreeable friends.  They ask no questions. They pass no criticisms.                                                                     —George Eliot    If you have a dog […]

Living for Today

Don’t let yesterday take up too much of today.                                                            —Will Rogers Living in the past can take several forms. We can rehash our past mistakes, never […]

It’s the Little Things

It has long been an axiom of mine that the little things are infinitely the most important.                                                                   —Sir Arthur Conan Doyle As […]

Feeling vs. Doing

You cannot make yourself feel something you do not feel, but you can make yourself do right in spite of your feelings.                                                                    […]

Right Action

Deeds not words shall speak for me.                                            —John Fletcher We respect people whose deeds reveal them to be honorable and compassionate. They don’t put up a false front, claiming to be one kind of […]

Taking Risks

If you shut your door to all errors, truth will be shut out.                                                —Rabindranath Tagore Some of the most brilliant discoveries have resulted from human error. Christopher Columbus discovered America as the […]

Regret

The moving finger writes and having writ Moves on; nor all thy piety nor wit Shall lure it back to cancel half a line Nor all thy tears wash out a word of it.                                —Edward Fitzgerald We have only today […]

Myths About Undocumented Immigrants

People worry that illegal Mexican immigrants are overrunning the country, bringing crime and violence with them across the border. They feel that jobs and services are being stolen from American citizens by “wetbacks” who pay no taxes. They think immigrants come to the U.S. mainly to obtain welfare and other benefits. Some of the illegal […]

Welcome to America—Statue of Liberty

The Statue of Liberty, which greets all ships entering New York Harbor, was a gift from the people of France to the United States in 1886. The statue was designed by French sculptor Frederick Bartholdi and constructed by Gustave Eiffel, builder of the famous Eiffel Tower in Paris. After being built in France, it was […]

Similarities Between 2018 Trump Politics and 1939 Hitler Politics

  Published by the Anne Frank Center, Berlin Similarities Between the Trump Administration, U.S.A. (2018) and Hitler’s Third Reich, Nazi Germany (1939) The President creates his own media He endorses police brutality He demonizes groups of people who differ ethnically or politically from the mainstream He strips vulnerable people of their families, jobs and ability […]