Monthly Archives: September 2016

posticon Remembering September 11, 2001

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The White Dove of Peace on Earth

In preparing to write this post, I was searching through some quotations on war. Here are several of my favorites:

  • Sometime they’ll give a war and nobody will come. ~ Carl Sandburg, American poet, writer, and editor
  • You can no more win a war than you can an earthquake. ~ Jeannette Rankin, first woman ever elected  to the United States Congress, in 1916, from Montana
  • War may be a necessary evil. But no matter how necessary, it is always an evil, never a good.
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Death makes me very angry. Premature death makes me angrier still….Death has never made any sense to me. How can a person be there and then just vanish, just not be there? ~ Larry Ellison, Oracle founder

peaceful graveyard at sunrise

I found Larry Ellison’s words (above) intriguing, to say the least. But when you think about it, isn’t he just echoing what so many other people say? I know most of you reading this most likely have a different perspective on death. But many side with Ellison.Read more

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In Einstein’s equation, time is a river. It speeds up, meanders, and slows down. The new wrinkle is that it can have whirlpools and fork into two rivers. So, if the river of time can be bent into a pretzel, create whirlpools and fork into two rivers, then time travel cannot be ruled out. ~ Dr. Michio Kaku, Japanese American theoretical physicist.

time travel

 

Edgar Allan Poe, as many of you know, was a popular 19th century American writer, editor, and literary critic.Read more