Sunday, September 18, 2016

Unlimited Vision

I've learned that fear limits you and your vision. It serves as blinders to what may be just a few steps down the road for you. The journey is valuable, but believing in your talents, your abilities, and your self-worth can empower you to walk down an even brighter path. Transforming fear into freedom - how great is that? - Soledad O'Brien


Image: James Gurney Steampunk Specs

Image source unknown but greatly appreciated

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

What's Left is Magic

Science is best defined as a careful, disciplined, logical search for knowledge about any and all aspects of the universe, obtained by examination of the best available evidence and always subject to correction and improvement upon discovery of better evidence. What's left is magic. And it doesn't work. - James Randi


Sunday, September 11, 2016

Never Forget 9/11

 One World Trade Center, New York City

Today, our fellow citizens, our way of life, our very freedom came under attack in a series of deliberate and deadly terrorist acts. The victims were in airplanes or in their offices: secretaries, business men and women, military and federal workers, moms and dads, friends and neighbors. Thousands of lives were suddenly ended by evil, despicable acts of terror. The pictures of airplanes flying into buildings, fires burning, huge -- huge structures collapsing have filled us with disbelief, terrible sadness and a quiet, unyielding anger. These acts of mass murder were intended to frighten our nation into chaos and retreat. But they have failed. Our country is strong. A great people has been moved to defend a great nation.”  - U.S. President George W. Bush

One World Trade Center under constructions as seen  in 2014
from the Westin Hotel window in Newport Jersey City, NJ

It’s been 15 years since the most devastating attack to hit U.S. soil on September 11, 2001. Nearly 3,000 people died in the assault, which was orchestrated by the cowardly al Qaeda terrorists who hijacked four passenger airplanes and crashed them into the north and south towers of the World Trade Center in New York City, the Pentagon building in Virginia, and a field outside Shanksville, Pennsylvania.

All I ever needed to know about islam
I learned in five minutes on 9/11.
- Quote from Conservative Infidel website

For many people born after 9/11 the events of that day are just history, but those who witnessed the attacks in person or on television will never forget that day. The attacks touched so many people and changed the way we live and see the world today. And while people across the Middle East celebrated the attacks, some of us became New Yorkers.

September 11 is also an anniversary of a 2012 terrorist attack on a US diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya where four lives were lost. The former Secretary of State still did not take the responsibility of her inaction on that day...


Thursday, September 1, 2016

Hello, September!

So come with me,
where dreams are born,
and time is never
Just think of happy things, 
and your heart will fly on wings, 
in Never Never Land!

J.M. Barrie in "Peter Pan: Fairy Tales"