“I think that when you die, you should be able to hold on to your history and who you are and for others to know that here is this person and not just be put into an unmarked grave and no one knows your name. We all deserve our life history and for people to know who we are and where we are.”
— Dr. Jennifer Love, a forensic anthropologist who works to identify people who have died
“If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.”
— Second Chronicles 7:14 NKJV
“In the smoke and noise of battle surrounded by the screams of the wounded and dying, a leader will either contaminate with his cowardice or inspire by his example.” — General Hal Moore
“I absolutely love that man,” said Randall Wallace, writer of Braveheart and director of We Were Soldiers. “He taught me great things. He had so many ways of teaching in the concise things he’d say. One of the things I rely on every time I direct is something he said to me — ‘In the smoke and noise of battle surrounded by the screams of the wounded and dying, a leader will either contaminate with his cowardice or inspire by his example.’ Every man who followed Hal Moore was a hero. He was the kind of leader who showed men the heroism in their hearts.”
“History belongs not to the seers
those with the best reflexes.”
This is from a piece by Chris Stirewalt of Fox News. The assassination of the Russian ambassador in Turkey has brought about much speculation and even some introspection. The headline is apt. History reasserts itself.
This line is from a speech Marine Corps General James Mattis gave to Marines arriving in Iraq in 2003. President-elect Trump has tapped him to be the next secretary of defense, a post which is usually held by civilians.
“If I were not a physicist, I would probably be a musician. I often think in music. I live my daydreams in music. I see my life in terms of music.” ― Albert Einstein
When I discovered this quote by Einstein I immediately thought of a man named Trimpin, a man who builds creative, unique musical contraptions using physics and science. I got to know him while working on a project at the Seattle Symphony culminating in a performance at Benaroya Hall.
“… the influence of the religion paralyzes the social development of those who follow it. No stronger retrograde force exists in the world. Far from being moribund, Mohammedanism is a militant and proselytising faith.”