Entries from August 2014

By the People

August 28, 2014

“When you skip voting, it’s not rebellion; it’s surrender.” ~ Leah M. Reynolds (PACE voter registration campaign) The First Vote (A.R. Waud) Cover of Harper’s Weekly From the November 16, 1867 article: “First Black Vote: Though there would be still so many rivers to cross and mountains to climb, this was indeed a glorious, inspiring, […]

Alla Famiglia

August 20, 2014

“Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.” ~ Anatole France As I sit writing this week’s post, my cat Folsterman relaxes on top of the desk, next to my computer.  He likes to rest his paw on top of my left arm as I type.  He occasionally looks up […]

Love the One You’re With

August 12, 2014

A note about this week’s post: I wrote this week’s blog post yesterday afternoon.  Just before posting, I read about the death of actor/comedian Robin Williams from an apparent suicide.  He had recently been suffering from severe depression and had struggled with alcoholism and drug abuse for many years.  I lost a dear friend to […]

No Sleep til Pluto

August 4, 2014

“We must learn to reawaken and keep ourselves awake, not by mechanical aid, but by an infinite expectation of the dawn.” ~ Henry David Thoreau The term “moving toward a new horizon” is used to describe a journey to new ways of thinking, living or being, usually indicating an improvement in one’s current situation or […]