Change is not a bolt of lightning that arrives with a zap. It is a bridge built...– Thoughtful, moving piece by Sarah Hepola on her long struggle to quit drinking, showing that, like innovation, personal change is a matter of gradual revision and rewiring, not strokes of epiphany. (↬ The Dish)
The Key of Liberty - Austerity Explained
LIttle known fact: America tried austerity in the 1780s, during the so-called “Critical Period.” It didn’t work, but it stuck around causing havoc/rebellions for a decade or so. I’ve been discovering that the era’s writers are still relevant today. Here, for instance, is Massachusetts farmer William Manning’s explanation for why bankers, speculators,...
The corporatization of just about every aspect of American life, including the...– Chris Hedges, author of War is a Force that Gives Us Meaning
The one thing in the world, of value, is the active soul. This every man is...– The American Scholar – Emerson’s legendary 1837 oration. (via explore-blog)
To destroy this invisible Government, to dissolve the unholy alliance between...– ~Theodore Roosevelt, August 31, 1910 New Nationalism