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Saturday, March 31, 2007

the ends we value

Goal is value. We can measure the value of our goal by how many other goals it displaces. The goal we ultimately value, however, is the one for which we are prepared to risk other great values.

Friday, March 30, 2007

comforting impulse

Opportunity implicates proximity. We seize what is near.

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

the straight line of the circle

All that is hidden is pregnant ~
All that is revealing is birthing ~
Revealing is continual because the hidden is perpetual.

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

tyranny's hunt for the just

I was asked, ¨What is tyranny?¨ I replied, ¨Tyranny is where the unjust hunt the just as outlaws.


Friday, March 23, 2007

strength in love

Love has beauty. Truth has strength and lends its strength to Love. Then Love's beauty cannot be sullied, nor its tenderness compromised.

Thursday, March 22, 2007


We trade on values, not principles.

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

precious distinctions

Be generous with your love, and spend your time as tho it were scarce.

Friday, March 16, 2007

you make the difference

Unhappiness and dissatisfaction are completely different. Unhappiness is the sense you cannot alter events. Dissatisfaction is the prelude to doing just that.

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

the ridiculously stupid

One does not drink a cupful of wine from a tub. Let the means fit the purpose. Ostentation can be ridiculously stupid.

Thursday, March 8, 2007

leadership and management skills

[opening paragraph for a conference paper]

Leadership and management skills: they are an academic's tautology, a binary god in the cosmology of modern management theory, fraternal twins profitably employed in the pursuit of every organization's goals and objectives. Though uniquely different, neither can be successfully subsumed under the other; they mutually benefit.
. . . . .

Wednesday, March 7, 2007

change your attitude

The chief problem with a sense of superiority is that it is made from such inferior material.

Sunday, March 4, 2007

the usual problem

The problem isn't that there are bad people in the world. There will always be bad people. The problem is that good people think they're too good to come together to fight the bad.