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George Santayana on one measure of rationality among institutions.

“The more rational an institution is the less it suffers by making concessions to others; for these concessions, being just, propagate its essence.”

– George Santayana… 31 more words

Odds And Ends

Gleanings: Predicaments

“Life is not a spectacle or a feast; it is a predicament.” ~George Santayana, philosopher, essayist, poet, novelist.

I laughed when I read the quote. Then I looked up the word predicament, to make certain I was understanding. 208 more words

Writing Life

"Premonition" by George Santayana

The muffled syllables that Nature speaks
Fill us with deeper longing for her word;
She hides a meaning that the spirit seeks,
She makes a sweeter music than is heard. 159 more words


Clio: Sing to me of the the past.

Irish Revolution (1916)

I want to plug The Irish Storytelling Evening on March 14, 7PM at Fort Hunter Barn, Dauphin County PA. It is sponsored by The Susquehanna Storytellers, a group that promotes and supports storytellers and listeners in the Susquhanna valley. 489 more words


An Earful ~~ The Affordable Care Act Benefits People

| By  CAP Action War Room repost

Republicans Are Hearing How The Affordable Care Act Benefits People

As momentum continues to build up to the March 31 open enrollment deadline, Republican lawmakers continue to make every effort to dismantle the Affordable Care Act. 452 more words

~ Political Action, Obama News And Events

Quote of the day, Feb. 15

George Santayana, on the family

“The family is one of nature’s masterpieces.”