Month: July 2010

Quote of the Day 2010-7-31

Problems worthy of attack Prove their worth by hitting back. -Piet Hein Bonus trivia: Piet Hein became notorious as a member of the Danish resistance during Nazi occupation by writing this poem. It passed German censors. If you understand it, then you’ve grasped the essence of freedom and self-respect: Losing one glove is certainly painful, …

Quote of the Day 2010-7-26

Experience should teach us to be most on our guard to protect liberty when the government’s purposes are beneficial. Men born to freedom are naturally alert to repel invasion of their liberty by evil-minded rulers. The greater dangers to liberty lurk in insidious encroachment by men of zeal, well-meaning but without understanding. -Justice Louis Brandeis, …

Quote of the Day 2010-7-18

“No, and I don’t want to,” said Frodo. “I can’t understand you. Do you mean to say that you, and the Elves, have let him live on after all those horrible deeds? Now at any rate he is as bad as an Orc, and just an enemy. He deserves death.” “Deserves it! I daresay he …

Quote of the Day 2010-7-13

You want a valve that doesn’t leak and you try everything possible to develop one. But the real world provides you with a leaky valve. You have to determine how much leaking you can tolerate. -Arthur Rudolph Bonus trivia: Rudolph was a notorious figure because he designed the V-2 rocket production facility, which used Nazi …

Sippers Writing Circle: Moving

This is a special feature with two of my closest friends, where we all write about a specific topic. The other two writers can be found at liveveloce.wordpress.com and www.killbam.net, for some different perspectives. To be honest, I don’t have many experiences with moving. I’ve been very stable in my life, having only three major …