Tag: courage

“Courage Doesn’t Always Roar”

“Courage Doesn’t Always Roar”

https://habitatt.co/collections/all/stattment   This poem is a follow-up to one I sent to Sidney Crosby, Captain of the Pittsburgh Penguins, before the start of the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs. It was written prior to the first game of the second round in which the Penguins meet their arch rivals the Washington Capitals.  The Capitals are taller, heavier, […]

One Liberal’s Principles

One Liberal’s Principles

    https://twitter.com/flameoftruth John Quincy Adams gave the sound advice that regardless of whether a person is with the majority or in a minority of one, every vote should be cast in accordance with one’s principles. For by doing that, one can have the assurance no vote is ever wasted. In these troubled times, it’s hard […]

By October 26, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
We Are All French Now! [Nous sommes tous Français maintenant!]

We Are All French Now! [Nous sommes tous Français maintenant!]

www.pintrest.com The atrocious actions of deranged zealots in Paris, France, has once again sounded the trumpet calling all persons of goodwill and noble intent to rally against this wildly improper conduct. The perpetrators were indisputably terrorists i. e., people who use violence and threats to intimidate or coerce others for political purposes. Perhaps these villains […]

By November 16, 2015 2 Comments Read More →
Better Part of Valor

Better Part of Valor

      www.inavyn.org “Our most basic common link is that we all inhabit this planet. We all breathe the same air. We all cherish our children’s future. And we are all mortal.”  John F. Kennedy “Eastward and westward storms are breaking,–great, ugly whirlwinds of hatred and blood and cruelty. I will not believe them […]

Blaze of Glory: A Tribute to the Heroism of Muath al-Kasasbeh

Blaze of Glory: A Tribute to the Heroism of Muath al-Kasasbeh

www.excelsior.com All people of goodwill and humane outlook must stand in solidarity with the Government of Jordan and the Jordanian people. The viciousness of ISIL must not be allowed to distract all civilized nations and people from the utter bankruptcy of their ideology and the flagrant barbarity of their methods. These monsters in human guise must […]

By February 4, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
We Must Overcome!

We Must Overcome!

www.cnn.com   Fifty years after the Summer of 64 – aka Freedom Summer – equality before the law is under siege in a town two and one half hours drive from the mean population center of the United States. If there is a heart land, Ferguson MO is close to it. One half century is […]

The Few

The Few

  afoolwithapen.com   =================================================================================== This essay is written in honor of the creative and courageous women and men who taught with me at an embattled middle school serving an economically distressed community. They performed beyond the call of duty and did so with a buoyant spirit and solidarity that gives the lie to the propagandist’s […]

Beyond Forever

Beyond Forever

quotes-lover.com A gusty wind is blowing hard tonight the sky is cloudless and the feeling’s right and still your saying you have got to go before you do there’s something you should know I’ve seen you laughing when you’re having fun I’ve seen you when your plans have come all undone I’ve made my mind […]

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