When freedom is intellectualized it can be mitigated by intellectual method, made less, and less, and less, and less… When understood by the heart, freedom is inviolable.
Environmentalists are the ultimate pragmatists (posted earlier).
James Foley found the truth of ISIS within the savage murder of a noble human being who was in pursuit of the truth (posted earlier).
I once terrorized my two children by telling them that thousands of people clipped their toenails on motel bedspreads that were never changed. In every motel we stayed the kids suffered, the bedspreads moldy, creepy, and in the room.
Cait and Conor, the bedspreads are washed and changed once-in-a-while …
And, I love you both.
An unfettered, freed idea may not be an umbrella in a storm but it can lead to that -- a portable sanctuary -- an imprisoned idea will lead inexorably to drowning in even the weakest of deluges.
Happy Thanksgiving (late: sorry).
Please give to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence/ One Broadway, Suite 210/ Denver, Colorado, 80203/ 303-839-1852
A carbuncle is a roiled mass of skin or a beautiful gem. The incredible gem is pictured in the logo below and at the bottom of the short story section...
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