The Toughest Job

The toughest job in America is to be poor and trying to raise a family.
   —  Michael (“Mike”) Barnicle
On This Day In:
2016 Congratulations!!
Better Yet, Read!
2015 Even If It Kills Us Slowly
2014 Fun To Play God
Of Anything
2013 Legal (Almost)
2012 Great Scots!
2011 The GI Bill – A Simple History Lesson
Breaking Even
Outside show is a poor substitute for inner worth.
   ―  Aesop
On This Day In:
2016 Neither Darkness Nor Shadows
2015 It Took Roots
2014 Hard Evidence
2013 Full Participation
2012 Roving (Again)
Ooops, Again
2011 Why Not?
Thirty-three years ago I met my future (and current) wife …
I love you Hil.  I cherish our every day together…  I’m glad God took the extra time. — KMAB
On This Day In:
2016 Picture Perfect
2015 Life Showed Compassion
2014 And Then I Met Her
2013 Defining Maleness
The Run Continues
2012 All Set
2011 Not Always
The hottest places in Hell are reserved for those who, in times of great moral crisis, maintain their neutrality.
     —  Durante (Dante) degli Alighieri
The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.
    —  Edmund Burke
On This Day In:
2016 All About Control
2015 Liberty Is Extravagant
2014 Always Remember To Reach
Have You Registered To Vote Yet?
2013 Ripples From The Water’s Edge
Because I Was Alone
2012 POI vs Reality
Dear And Sacred
2011 Chilled Again

Both Dismissed

I contend that we are both atheists.  I just believe in one fewer god than you do.  When you understand why you dismiss all the other possible gods, you will understand why I dismiss yours.
     —  Stephen Roberts
On This Day In:
2016 Poetry Isn’t Going To Work
2015 MA Fix
Getting Better
2014 Actually
2013 Unfortunate Evolutionary Accidents
2012 Tense (Past, Present And Future)
2011 What Is Your Preference?

Genuine Tragedies

Genuine tragedies in the world are not conflicts between right and wrong.  They are conflicts between two rights.
      —  Georg Hegel
On This Day In:
2016 Why I’m Scared Of November
2015 I Can Tell Too
2014 In Hand
2013 No Fear
2012 Comic Books
Keeping The Peace
2011 You Still Have To Pay For It
I do not believe in a fate that falls on men however they act; but I do believe in a fate that falls on them unless they act.
      —   G. K. Chesterton
A fish rots from the head first.
   —  An Italian proverb
On This Day In:
2016 Truth Telling
2015 To Be Effective In The Modern World
2014 A Little Cover
2013 Binding
2012 Lift
2011 Another Good Movie, Another Excellent Book
I’m Just Not Sure
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