Happy Birthday To . . . Crystal & George

Happy Birthday To . . . Crystal & George

June 25, 1881 Crystal Eastman “Indifference is harder to fight than hostility, and there is nothing that kills an agitation like having everybody admit that it is fundamentally right.” June 25, 1903 George Orwell “The great enemy of clear language is...
Poem: “He Tells Her,” by Wendy Cope

Poem: “He Tells Her,” by Wendy Cope

He tells her that the earth is flat — He knows the facts, and that is that. In altercations fierce and long She tries her best to prove him wrong. But he has learned to argue well. He calls her arguments unsound And often asks her not to yell. She cannot win. He...
Happy Birthday To . . . Henry & Norman

Happy Birthday To . . . Henry & Norman

June 24, 1814 Henry Ward Beecher “Compassion will cure more sins than condemnation.” June 24, 1915 Norman Cousins “The individual is capable of both great compassion and great indifference. He has it within his means to nourish the former and outgrow...
A Wicked Tyrant and the Howl for Justice

A Wicked Tyrant and the Howl for Justice

There was a wicked tyrant; and the god Indra, assuming the shape of a hunter, came down upon earth with the demon Matali, the latter appearing as a dog of enormous size. Hunter and dog entered the palace, and the dog howled so woefully that the royal buildings shook...
Happy Birthday To . . . Jean & Alan

Happy Birthday To . . . Jean & Alan

June 23, 1910 Jean Anouilh “God is on everyone’s side… and in the last analysis, he is on the side with plenty of money and large armies.” June 23, 1912 Alan Turing “Science is a differential equation. Religion is a boundary...
Poem: “We Refugees,” by Benjamin Zephaniah

Poem: “We Refugees,” by Benjamin Zephaniah

I come from a musical place Where they shoot me for my song And my brother has been tortured By my brother in my land. I come from a beautiful place Where they hate my shade of skin They don’t like the way I pray And they ban free poetry. I come from a beautiful...
Happy Birthday To . . . Julian & Erich

Happy Birthday To . . . Julian & Erich

June 22, 1887 Julian Huxley “To speculate without facts is to attempt to enter a house of which one has not the key, by wandering aimlessly round and round, searching the walls and now and then peeping through the windows. Facts are the key.” June 22, 1896...