TCS: Old Friends and Ghosts Who Are With Us Yet

Good Morning!

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Welcome to The Coffee Shop, just for you early risers on Monday mornings. This is an Open Thread forum, so if you have an off-topic opinion burning a hole in your brainpan, feel free to add a comment.
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“Insecure people often falsify the past, in order to make the future pure.” ― Shannon L. Alder

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I love quotes — they give us glimpses of the person quoted that you’ll never see in a photograph or a painting. They are the original “sound bites” — and because they are something the ‘quotee’ thought about, wrote down, and edited before you saw it, they are pithy and precise, striking words which illuminate an idea, then make it stick in your head.

Unlike the words caught by a reporter who just shoved a microphone in the face of some politician, celebrity or victim of disaster.


Here are some of the ones which struck me recently as very relevant to now:

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And especially this one, which I posted in my women’s history blog at Daily Kos, and a friend commented that THIS is why so many women (and men) marched:

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And there is music too, with its special alchemy that takes it right into our hearts:




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Whatever “Alternate Facts” may come from venomous tongues, the extraordinary marchers of last Saturday have sent a global message:

United We Stand

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About wordcloud9

Nona Blyth Cloud has lived and worked in the Los Angeles area for the past 45 years, spending much of that time commuting on the 405 Freeway. After Hollywood failed to appreciate her genius for acting and directing, she began a second career managing non-profits, from which she has retired. Nona has now resumed writing whatever comes into her head, instead of reports and pleas for funding. She lives in a small house overrun by books with her wonderful husband and a bewildered Border Collie.
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2 Responses to TCS: Old Friends and Ghosts Who Are With Us Yet

  1. Russell says:

    The Pen is mightier than the sword.

    The legislature is the entertainment division of the Military Industrial complex.

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