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Trump Proves Steinbeck

“A sad soul can kill quicker than a germ.” ~John Steinbeck, awarded the Nobel Prize in literature this day in 1962 From The Economist: […] America has problems, but this picture is a caricature of a country that, on most measures, is more prosperous, more peaceful and less racist than ever before. The real threat … Continue reading

The First Feminist in Film?

                “I’ve been in more laps than a napkin.” ~Mae West!         Happy Birthday to a true American original! More of our favorite quotes: “You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.” “There are no good girls gone wrong – … Continue reading

Happy Birthday, Ben Franklin!

“Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain – and most fools do.” ~Happy Birthday, Benjamin Franklin!   The quote above is one segment of an answer Mr. Franklin gave to a question about his diplomatic success in the newly formed United States. In full, his response was: “I will speak ill of no man, and … Continue reading

Sometimes, a Single Sentence Says it All

“A sad soul can kill quicker than a germ.” ~John Steinbeck, awarded the Nobel Prize in literature this day in 1962 While you’re here, check out our new book on Amazon. Even through the title is entirely inappropriate for this post. ***

The Woman Who Put Ralph Kramden to Shame

“I would like to be remembered as a person who wanted to be free, so other people would be also free.” ~Rosa Parks, who died 10 years ago today. While you’re here, check out our new book on Amazon. Even through the title is entirely inappropriate for this post. ***

Health Made Easy

“I know a man who gave up smoking, drinking, sex, and rich food. He was healthy right up to the day he killed himself.” ~ Happy Birthday, Johnny Carson While you’re here, check out our new book on Amazon. Even through the title is entirely inappropriate for this post. ***

Ambition

“Women who seek to be equal with men lack ambition.” ~Happy Birthday to mind-expanding Timothy Leary! ***

A Pioneer for People

October 11, 1884 – November 7, 1962 “You must do the things you think you cannot do.” ~Happy birthday, Eleanor Roosevelt. ***

Poison Politics

Lady Astor: “Winston, if I were your wife I’d put poison in your coffee.” Winston Churchill: “Madam, if I were your husband I’d drink it.” ***

Good-Bye, Yogi

1925-2015 The world learned today that the great philosopher, Yogi Berra, passed away. It’s hard to resist looking back at some of his great words of wisdom: When you come to a fork in the road, take it. You can observe a lot by just watching. It ain’t over till it’s over No one goes … Continue reading

A Nazi Grows in Alabama

These days, does anyone care if a quote is taken out of context? Not really, it seems. Certainly not the media that this week ran with the headline “Gwyneth Paltrow thinks water has feelings!” when the actress/lifestyle guru attempted to paraphrase the work of a Japanese author she admires. Other, more damaging examples: Barack Obama’s … Continue reading

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