Quote of the Day:

“It is a good lesson – though it may be a hard one – for a man to step aside out of the narrow circle in which his claims are recognized, and to find how utterly devoid of significance, beyond that circle, is all that he achieves, and all he aims at.”

Nathaniel Hawthorne, The Scarlet Letter

Quote of the Day:

“There is no folly of the beast of the earth which is not infinitely outdone by the madness of man.”

Herman Mellville, Moby Dick

Quote of the Day:

“Give a hippie too much money and anything can happen.”

Neil Young, Waging Heavy Peace: A Hippie Dream

Quote of the Day:

“One can’t live with one’s finger everlastingly on one’s pulse.”

Joseph Conrad, Heart of Darkness

Quote of the Day:

“This was . . . a planet of things wrapped inside things. Food inside wrappers. Bodies inside clothes. Contempt inside smiles. Everything was hidden away.”

Matt Haig, The Humans

Quote of the Day:

“Rich people can be generous, even the ones with bloodcurdling political views can be generous, but most believe in generosity on their own terms, and underneath, they’re always afraid someone is going to steal their presents and eat their birthday cake.”

Stephen King, Mr. Mercedes

Quote of the Day:

“Children have it all over adults, possessing magical powers of imagination. Then they grow into cynical tall people. That’s the whole problem with the human race: reverse metamorphosis. We turn from butterflies into caterpillars. The key to keeping your wings is regular exercise of your kindergarten muscles of make-believe.”

Tim Dorsey, Nuclear Jellyfish

Quote of the Day:

“Ursula craved solitude, but she hated loneliness, a conundrum that she couldn’t even begin to solve.”

Kate Atkinson, Life After Life

Quote of the Day:

“Home is watching the moon rise over the open, sleeping land and having someone you can call to the window, so you can look together.”

Stephen King, 11/22/63

Quote of the Day:

“If getting drunk was how people forgot they were mortal, then hangovers were how they remembered.”

Matt Haig, The Humans

Quote of the Day:

“Order is indeed the dream of man, but chaos, which is only another word for dumb, blind, witless chance, is still the law of nature.”

Wallace Stegner, Crossing to Safety

Quote of the Day:

“Man is ever blind to his own faults, but fox-quick at perceiving those of others.”

Bruce Holsinger, The Invention of Fire

Saturday "pump-me-up" quote of the day:

“Life’s a miserable contradiction, endless desire but limited supplies, your birth just a ticket to your death.”

Jonathan Franzen, Purity

Quote of the Day:

“Life is too long to say anything definitely; always say perhaps.”

Leo Tolstoy, War and Peace

Quote of the Day:

“. . . slavery breeds ugly passions in man.”

Herman Melville, Benito Cereno

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In case anyone even thinks this is new, it's part of an ongoing effort to suppress Texas minority voters.

Texas already banned practices such as drop boxes and drive-through voting last year. Many may remember former Harris County clerk, Chris Hollins, spreading awareness and working to protect voters last year.

There was only ONE drop box in Harris County for over 4 million people. In other words, Texas Republicans and Governor Abbott were already suppressing voting rights, and targeting minority areas, and this legislation would go even further.  

See:

msn.com/en-us/news/us/texas-go

cnn.com/2020/10/01/politics/te

forbes.com/sites/alisondurkee/

vox.com/2020/10/10/21506522/te

Get out and vote to rid our government of hate, racism, dictatorship-like voter suppression, and people who support or believe in Trump's Big Lie.

Opinion | Texas Republicans should abandon their vicious anti-voting law-
washingtonpost.com/opinions/te

Quote of the Day:

“He felt like a man who, after straining his eyes to peer into the remote distance, finds what he was seeking at his very feet. All his life he had been looking over the heads of those around him, while he had only to look before him without straining his eyes.”

Leo Tolstoy, War and Peace

Today, on Memorial Day 2021, I remember my Dad's brother, Jack. He was killed landing on Iwo Jima. He was 20 years old. While we never got to meet him, my grandparents kept a small shrine in his memory in one of their flat's bedrooms. It took me many years before what I realized that aura of sadness they lived with was all about.

Quote of the Day:

“They offer a space on the sofa next to them and the pain of them being so naturally kind is like appendicitis. I need to double over and hold myself because they are so kind and keep regenerating and recharging their kindness without any input from me.”

Max Porter, Grief is the Thing with Feathers

Quote of the Day:

“I remember being scared that something must, surely, go wrong, if we were this happy, her and me, in the early days, when our love was settling into the shape of our lives like cake mixture reaching the corners of the tin as it swells and bakes.”

Max Porter, Grief is the Thing with Feathers

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