Tag: Quote

Oct 02

September 2013 – Quote of the Month

A wise man proportions his belief to the evidence. – David Hume, An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding, 1748  

Sep 16

August 2013 – Quote of the Month

The folly of mistaking a paradox for a discovery, a metaphor for a proof, a torrent of verbiage for a spring of capital truths, and oneself for an oracle, is inborn in us. – Paul Valery

Aug 01

July 2013 – Quote of the Month

One man practicing kindness in the wilderness is worth all the temples this world pulls. ― Jack Kerouac, The Dharma Bums

Jul 01

June 2013 – Quote of the Month

If ever there was a slamming of the door in the face of constructive investigation, it is the word miracle. To a medieval peasant, a radio would have seemed like a miracle. ― Richard Dawkins

Jun 28

I Expect More from a Dinosaur

Jurassic Park Builder game screen shot

It’s free and it has Dinosaurs, other than that, Jurassic Park Builder for the iPad has no redeeming values as a game and yet, sadly, I keep ‘playing’ it. I put, ‘playing’ in scare quotes because there is virtually nothing in the game that requires any skill with the possible exception of the ‘The Code …

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Jun 03

May 2013 – Quote of the Month

What is wrong with inciting intense dislike of a religion if the activities or teachings of that religion are so outrageous, irrational or abusive of human rights that they deserve to be intensely disliked?” -― Rowan Atkinson

May 02

April 2013 – Quote of the Month

The road must be trod, but it will be very hard. And neither strength nor wisdom will carry us far upon it. This quest may be attempted by the weak with as much hope as the strong. Yet it is oft the course of deeds that move the wheels of the world: Small hands do …

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Apr 02

March 2013 – Quote of the Month

Live a good life. If there are gods and they are just, then they will not care how devout you have been, but will welcome you based on the virtues you have lived by. If there are gods, but unjust, then you should not want to worship them. If there are no gods, then you …

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Mar 01

February 2013 – Quote of the Month

Beware the barrenness of a busy life. ―Socrates

Feb 01

January 2013 – Quote of the Month

The chief beauty about time is that you cannot waste it in advance. The next year, the next day, the next hour are lying ready for you, as perfect, as unspoiled, as if you had never wasted or misapplied a single moment in all your life. You can turn over a new leaf every hour …

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Jan 05

December 2012 – Quote of the Month

This thing all things devours: Birds, beasts, trees, flowers; Gnaws iron, bites steel; Grinds hard stones to meal; Slays king, ruins town, And beats high mountain down. ― J. R. R. Tolkien, The Hobbit

Dec 28

The Lost Sin City

Penn and Teller ticket featuring Mike Jones Duo, Rio Resort, Las Vegas Nevada

Away for the Holiday We went to Vegas over Thanksgiving for six days. The holiday hasn’t felt very homey for a very long time and we wanted to take good advantage of a few days off, so we found a good deal with Southwest and headed to the desert lights, – after all, nothing says, …

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Dec 05

November 2012 – Quote of the Month

Anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that ‘my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.  ― Isaac Asimov

Nov 27

Paris for a while

October found me back in Paris. – A city that has always been a delight to me. I’m home now, but the romance of the city lingers in my mind. I guess it goes to show that you just never know where life will take you. You search for answers. You wonder what it all …

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Nov 04

October 2012 – Quote of the Month

Paris is always a good idea. – Audrey Hepburn

Oct 15

September 2012 – Quote of the Month

All civilizations become either spacefaring or extinct. — Carl Sagan

Jun 30

Shame the devil

CNN headline "The Supreme Court has struck down the individual mandate for health care. Mandate struck down" - June 28, 2012

When CNN was first created: the idea of 24 hour news held the promise of greater, in-depth news coverage. It has turned into tabloid reporting. I laugh when I hear people talk about the ‘liberal media’. All of these large media organizations are corporate owned and funded by other corporations. They serve the dollar, not …

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Jun 06

The Sound of Summer Running

Ray Bradbury books - R is for Rocket, The Martian Chronicles, Dandelion Wine, The Illustrated Man, S is for Space, From the Dust Returned - Photo by Glen Green

I learned today that Ray Bradbury, my second favorite author, died on June 5th. He was 91. As Tolkien was to fantasy, so Ray Bradbury was to science fiction – both popularized their genres. And like Tolkien, Bradbury wrote prose like it was poetry. I still have the old, well loved books and even now, on …

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Jun 01

May 2012 – Quote of the Month

It is not our part to master all the tides of the world, but to do what is in us for the succour of those years wherein we are set, uprooting the evil in the fields that we know, so that those who live after may have clean earth to till. What weather they shall …

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Jan 05

Welcome – 2002

Glen Green Dot Com - World View as it first appeared in January of 2002.

2002 – Welcome. Far above the Ephel Dúath in the West the night-sky was still dim and pale. There, peeping among the cloud-wrack above a dark tor high up in the mountains, Sam saw a white star twinkle for a while. The beauty of it smote his heart, as he looked up out of the …

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