Words to Live and Write by

I am willing to fall Because I have learned how to rise.

I craft Love from heartbreak, Compassion from shame, Grace from disappointment, Courage from failure.

I am among the brave and brokenhearted, and I am rising strong.

(credit to Brene Brown)

Thursday, January 3, 2013

My feelings about gun control

My feelings about gun control: All of it mixed up and confused, but very true.
“The more things are forbidden, the more popular they become.” -Mark Twain

“You cannot make men good by law: and without good men you cannot have a good society.” C.S. Lewis

“By the age of six the average child will have completed the basic American education.... From television, the child will have learned how to pick a lock, commit a fairly elaborate bank holdup, prevent wetness all day long, get the laundry twice as white, and kill people with a variety of sophisticated armaments.”

“Parents who are afraid to put their foot down usually have children who step on their toes.” -Chinese Proverb

“Why should society feel responsible only for the education of children, and not for the education of all adults of every age?” - Erich Fromm

“Think what a better world it would be if we all, the whole world, had cookies and milk about three o'clock every afternoon and then lay down on our blankets for a nap.” -Robert Fulghum

“Liberty, as well as honor, man ought to preserve at the hazard of his life, for without it life is insupportable.” -Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra