Archive for March 8th, 2015

In 1780 in Hartford, Conn., the skies at noon turned one day from blue to gray, and by midafternoon the city had darked over so densely that in that religious age men fell on their knees and begged a final blessing before the end came.  The Connecticut House of Representatives was in session, and many of the members clamored for immediate adjournment.  The speaker of the house, one Colonel Davenport, came to his feet, and he silenced the din with these words:  “The day of judgment is either approaching or it is not.  If it is not, there is no cause for adjournment.  If it is, I choose to be found doing my duty.  I wish, therefore, that candles may be brought.
I hope that all of us in a difficult and somber time in our country’s history may also bring candles to help illuminate our country’s way.
    —    Senator John F. Kennedy
From a speech given at the Sheraton Park Hotel, Washington, DC
September 20, 1960
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2019 Why #LyingDonald Can’t Trust Any Honorable Person
2018 An Old Style Conservative
2017 John Q.
2016 In Trembling Hope Repose
2015 Let There Be Light
2014 Unless
2013 Divergent Roads To Similarity?
2012 In The Process
2011 What Do You Emphasize?

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