History will have to record that the greatest tragedy of this period of social transition was not the strident clamor of the bad people, but the appalling silence of the good people. — Martin Luther King, Jr.

This is my last post for 2012. As I write this I’m not exactly sure what I want to say but I’m sure I’ll figure it out as I place each word on the page. Continue reading


Follow the path of the unsafe, independent thinker. Expose your ideas to the dangers of controversy. Speak your mind and fear less the label of ‘crackpot’ than the stigma of conformity. And on issues that seem important to you, stand up and be counted at any cost. — Thomas J. Watson

This post is a little different from my regular posts in that I am going to discuss more than one item, instead of concentrating on only one train of thought. I want to begin with: Continue reading