June 12, 2017 marks one year since 49 people were killed and 58 others were wounded at Pulse nightclub in Orlando, FL. Eli Lieb & Brandon Skeie released "Pulse" two days after the shooting, dedicating it to all those touched by the tragedy. i wish i could reach them / and strip away what separates … Continue reading QOTD 06.12.2017: “Pulse”
Since I heard the news of Charlottesville today, one song keeps popping into my head: "Land of Confusion" by Genesis. Like them or hate them, this 30+ year-old song is eerily prescient... "now did you read the news today / they say the danger's gone away but i can see the fires still alight / … Continue reading SOTD 08.12.2017
"Let us dedicate ourselves to what the Greeks wrote so many years ago: to tame the savageness of man and make gentle the life of this world." -Robert F. Kennedy, from his extemporaneous remarks at an evening rally in Indianapolis, IN on 4 April 1968 after the assassination of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
"I guess if I'd had any sense, I'd have been a little scared [to register to vote] - but what was the point of being scared? The only thing they could do was kill me, and it kinda seemed like they'd been trying to do that a little bit at a time since I could … Continue reading QOTD 08.06.2017
"The single observation I would offer for your consideration is that some things are beyond your control. You can lose your health to illness or accident. You can lose your wealth to all manner of unpredictable sources. What are not easily stolen from you without your cooperation are your principles and your values. They are … Continue reading QOTD 08.05.2017
After spending last weekend playing golf, Alleged POTUS Donald J. Trump headed to his golf resort in Bedminster, NJ for a 17-day "working vacation". If you're thinking this sounds curiously familiar, here's an abridged history of Trump's tweets about President Obama golfing while in office: For the more data-driven among you (or those who like … Continue reading Snowflake of the Week 08.05.2017