RIP, John Lewis

“Though I may not be here with you, I urge you to answer the highest calling of your heart and stand up for what you truly believe. In my life I have done all I can to demonstrate that the way of peace, the way of love and nonviolence is the more excellent way. Now it is your turn to let freedom ring.

When historians pick up their pens to write the story of the 21st century, let them say that it was your generation who laid down the heavy burdens of hate at last and that peace finally triumphed over violence, aggression and war. So I say to you, walk with the wind, brothers and sisters, and let the spirit of peace and the power of everlasting love be your guide.”

From his final essay; RIP, John Lewis.

2020-07-30T11:21:26-05:00July 30th, 2020|Home, Musings|

Comet Watching

• Neowise is growing dimmer, so if you get the chance, take the opportunity to see one of the solar system’s great shows, a comet close enough to be seen, tail and all, with the naked eye. I took this last night at Sepiessa.

2020-08-24T12:32:48-05:00July 22nd, 2020|Likes, Musings|

A Painful Study in Contrasts

I came upon this quote from Barack Obama’s 2009 inaugural address in Jill Lepore’s work These Truths; it’s a very painful reminder of how far we have descended. “Our challenges may be new. The instruments with which we meet them may be new. But those values on which our success depends – honesty and hard work, courage and fair play, tolerance and curiosity, loyalty and patriotism – these things are old. These things are true. They have been the quiet force of progress throughout our history. What is demanded, then, is a return to these truths.

2020-07-19T10:31:47-05:00July 19th, 2020|Home, Musings|
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