Thursday, March 15, 2018


The misconception is that the president does not know what he does not know.  In my experience, the reality is that the president knows what he does not know and does not think he needs to know it.

-- Sam Nunberg, a former campaign adviser to President Trump, on Mr. Trump’s management style, New York Times, 22 January 2018

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

RIP Stephen Hawking

It would not be much of a universe if it wasn't home to the people you love.

-- Stephen Hawking (8 January 1942 - 14 March 2018), English theoretical physicist, cosmologist, and author, as quoted in a statement from Hawking's family on the occasion of his death, 14 September 2018

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Badge Of Honor

Let them call you racists.  Let them call you xenophobes.  Let them call you nativists.  Wear it as a badge of honor.

-- Stephen K. Bannon, former chief strategist for President Trump, addressing the party congress of the anti-immigrant National Front led by the French far-right leader Marine Le Pen in Lille, France, New York Times, 11 March 2018

Monday, March 12, 2018

Troublesome World

It's a troublesome world.  All the people who're in it
are troubled with troubles almost every minute.
You oughta be thankful, a whole heaping lot,
For the places and people you're lucky you're not!

-- Theodor Seuss Geisel (1904 - 1991), more famous by his pen name, Dr. Seuss, American writer and cartoonist, Did I Ever Tell You How Lucky You Are? (1973)

Friday, March 09, 2018

Thursday, March 08, 2018

Not Everything Is What It Seems

Social media is a virtual world that is filled with half bots, half real people.  You can't take any tweet at face value.  And not everything is what it seems.

-- Rami Essaid, founder of Distil Networks, a cybersecurity company that specializes in eradicating bot networks, New York Times, 28 January 2018

Wednesday, March 07, 2018

What Matters

What matters in life is not what happens to you but what you remember and how you remember it.

-- Gabriel José de la Concordia García Márquez, (6 March 1927 - 17 April 2014), Colombian novelist, short-story writer, screenwriter, and journalist, attributed