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).
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Photography provided by visual artist Caitlin O'Kendley, a young woman with a beautiful soul.
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