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December 17

“In this holy season,
It is traditional for us to sing certain ancient songs,
But sometimes we so love the tunes we immunize ourselves
Against the texts….. like that of ‘O Come, O Come, Emmanuel’
Which sings of captives and lonely exiles,
Of the grave and the path to misery,
Gloomy clouds of light and death’s dark shadows,
Yet is always beckons us to rejoice,
Not hapless, not duped, not tranquilized,
But reignited in The Baptist’s fire,
Not waiting another minute,
To embrace the broken, to free prisoners,
To mourn the innocent dead, and work for justice,
Through Christ our Lord.”

–Edward Foley

December 10

“Eternity is a long time, especially towards the end.”
–Woody Allen

December 3

"They don't care what you know unless they know that you care"
–Old Political Wisdom

November 26

"If you want to be a channel, you must first be a reservoir."
–St. Bernard

November 19

“Thanksgiving dinners take eighteen hours to prepare.  They are consumed in twelve minutes.  Half-times take twelve minutes.  This is not coincidence.”
–Erma Bombeck

November 12

“Heroism consists of hanging on one minute longer.”
–Norwegian Proverb

November 5

"Now is the time for all good men to come to."
–Walt Kelly

October 29

“Datest celebrates the second World Series Victory of the San Francisco Giants in the last three years.”

October 22

“Everyone seems normal until you get to know them.”

October 15

"All human beings should try to learn before they die what they are running from, and to, and why."
– James Thurber

October 8

“Anger is only one letter short of danger.”

October 1

"Were it left to me to decide whether we should have a government without newspapers, or newspapers without government, I should not hesitate a moment to prefer the latter."
–Thomas Jefferson

September 24

"Malice consists in emptiness."
–Thomas Aquinas

September 17

"The race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, but that is how the Smart Money bets."
–Damon Runyon

September 10

“Time and change happeneth to them all."

September 3

“It is enough if one tries merely to comprehend a little of this mystery every day.  Never lose a holy curiosity.”
– Albert Einstein

August 27

"The biggest obstacles to enlightenment are tradition and ignorance."
–Buddhist Saying

August 20

“Be obscure clearly.”
E.B. White

August 13

"If you leave it to the last minute, it will only take a minute."

August 6

"Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans."
John Lennon

July 30

"Be what you is, 'cause if you be what you ain't, you ain't what you is."

July 23

"Words ought to be a little wild, for they are the assault of thoughts upon the unthinking."
–John Maynard Keynes

July 16

“All right everyone, line up alphabetically according to your height.”

– Casey Stengel

July 10

“How sad it is, that one cannot make the most important decisions of one’s life—namely, the choice of career path and life partner, at the end of life.”

–George Bernard Shaw

July 2

“A real Patriot is the fellow who gets a parking ticket and rejoices that the system works.”

–Bill Vaughan


June 25

“Never try to reason the prejudice out of a man.  It was not reasoned into him, and it cannot be reasoned out.”
–Sydney Smith

June 18

“The only way people can get your goat is if you tell them where it’s tied."

June 11

“Before wealth and jobs can be created, somebody has to sell something.”
–Arthur (Red) Motley

May 29

“Freedom is a light, for which many men have died in darkness.”
Tomb of the Unknown Soldier of the Revolution
Philadelphia, PA

May 21

“It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends upon his not understanding it.”

–Upton Sinclair

May 14

“Prohibition:  A time when I was forced to live for days on nothing but food and water.”
–W.C. Fields

May 7

“The Truth will set you free.  But first, it will piss you off.”
–Gloria Steinem

April 30

"A committee is a cul-de-sac down which ideas are lured and then quietly strangled."
– Barnett Cocks

April 23

“A Professor is one who talks in someone else’s sleep.”
–W.H. Auden

April 16

“The hardest thing in the world to understand is the income tax.”
– Albert Einstein

April 9

"Anyone who has truly known God can never be cured of him." –Francois Mauriac

April 2

“What we hope ever to do with ease, we must first learn to do with diligence.”
–Samuel Johnson

March 26

"Everywhere I go I'm asked if the university stifles writers. My opinion is they don't stifle enough of them. There's many a bestseller that could have been prevented by a good teacher." –Flannery O'Connor

March 16

"Your humility is revealed in how you treat those you disagree with."
– Rick Warren

March 12

"The best way to have the last word is to apologize."

March 5

"Proclaim the Gospel always. If necessary, use words."
–St. Francis of Assisi

February 20

"The first moral obligation is to think clearly."
–Blaise Pascal

February 13

“Perhaps the feelings that we experience when we are in love represent a normal state.  Being in love shows a person who he should be.” –Anton Chekhov

February 6

“All nations want peace, but they want a peace that suits them.”

 -Admiral Lord John Fisher

January 31

“Why all the souls that were, were forfeit once;
And He that might the vantage best have took
Found out the remedy.”

   - Shakespeare, Measure for Measure

January 23

“To live is to change; to live long is to have changed often.”
–John Henry Newman

January 16

“Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.”
– Martin Luther King Jr.

January 9

“An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last.”   --Winston Churchill

January 2

“The pessimist complains about the wind;

The optimist expects it to change;

The realist adjusts the sails.”

 –William Arthur Ward