Quote of the Day

“I have always regarded as a stroke of good fortune that I was not born or brought up in a small American town; they may be the backbone of the nation, but they are also the backbone of ignorance, bigotry, and boredom, all in vast quantities.” ― Gore Vidal, Death Before Bedtime    

The God Who Hates Lies

I just finished reading David Hartman’s The God Who Hates Lies: Confronting and Rethinking Jewish Tradition (2011). David Hartman was ordained an Orthodox rabbi at Yeshiva University in 1953 and moved to Israel in 1971. In Israel he became disillusioned with the rigidities of Orthodoxy and ultimately founded the Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem in … More The God Who Hates Lies

The Guardian Angel

My father died when I was four, but even if he hadn’t, childcare would probably have been a problem for my mother. She had to work, and the one of my sisters old enough to look after me had to go to school. When I was five, a Catholic school agreed to take me into … More The Guardian Angel

Quote of the Day

“Should any political party attempt to abolish social security, unemployment insurance, and eliminate labor laws and farm programs, you would not hear of that party again in our political history. There is a tiny splinter group, of course, that believes you can do these things. Among them are H. L. Hunt (you possibly know his … More Quote of the Day

A Surprising Fact about Texas

The Texas Republican Party Platform states the following in Article 84: “Homosexuality is a chosen behavior contrary to the fundamental unchanging truths that have been ordained by God in the Bible, recognized by our nation’s founders, and shared by the majority of Texans.” Click to access PERM-PLATFORM-as-Amended-by-Gen-Body-5.13.16.pdf Who knew the majority of Texans are gay? You … More A Surprising Fact about Texas

Quote of the Day

“I’ve always thought a hotel ought to offer optional small animals… I mean a cat to sleep on your bed at night, or a dog of some kind to act pleased when you come in. You ever notice how a hotel room feels so lifeless?”—Anne Tyler

Quote of the Day

“We hate Big Pharma. We hate big government. We don’t trust The Man. And we shouldn’t. Our health care system sucks. It’s cruel to millions of people. It’s absolutely astonishingly cold and soul-bending to those of us who can even afford it. So we run away from it, and where do we run? We leap … More Quote of the Day