"Calista gave Martin goosebumps. He was soon neglecting his work and making Stanley wonder how wise he had been in allowing his untutured brother to rise so swiftly in the New World. Since Stanley had no desire to see Panflick’s self-destruct, he paid a call on Calista’s father. The result was the swift and happy marriage of Martin and Calista and the installation of the elder Andersons, and their remaining offspring , in a newly-built lakeside home of substantial size in the community east of Cleveland now known as Bratenahl."
"Prayer is the private conversation to which all are summoned
Prayer is part of our ongoing conversation with Abba
The structure of prayer is nothing more than what Jesus said
When you pray address Abba
Hallow Abba's name
Pray that earth be more heaven-like
Pray to be fed today
Seek forgiveness for all and in return
Forgive all friends and enemies
Seek deliverance from temptation and evil
Acknowledge that it is Abba who can heal and mend us
And to whom any glory we have to give is rendered
The function of embroidery in religion is obfuscation
Public prayer should end
There should be six billion conversations based on the teaching of Jesus"
More than any philosopher, Peirce understood the reality of many minds working in the same direction guided by forces outside themselves. It is almost the case that with Peirce the notion of originality as an individual claim went out the window.
"Some say that God is dead some say severe
Some do not care some speak His name in vain
Some claim His favor bad intent to clear
Then spread their evil death mayhem and pain
Jesus told us to pray a simple prayer
Addressed to one close by and always there"
Under the Radar: South Carolina Rushes Through Yet another Voter Suppression Bill » Blog of Rights: Official Blog of the American Civil Liberties Union: "This time, the legislature is rushing through a law that will severely restrict community-based voter registration drives. House Bill 4549, modeled after a Florida law that forced the League of Women Voters and other civic organizations to abandon voter registration efforts in the state, would effectively shut down community-based voter registration drives in South Carolina, requiring any individual or organization to register with the state before assisting other South Carolinians in registering to vote, and subjecting those individuals or organizations to up to $1,000 in fines, even for honest mistakes like sending the forms to the wrong county or not putting enough postage on the envelopes."
"The seer knew that many lacked in depth
The seer knew that many were burnt out
And lacked the roots to hear or see
And but a few would truly understand
But these would share the truth with all
And more and more would come to see things plain
And all might know forgiveness finally
And then no further secrets would obtain"
Manhattan Bully Wars (1947): "Leaving Gay Blades, Adam walked east across 52nd Street. He stole a brief glance at his reflection in a shop window. He gave little thought to his appearance. He was accustomed to the somber face he presented to the world. But sometimes he checked just the same and this evening he found himself saying hello.
Adam took the Lexington Avenue subway up to 86th Street. He did not assume his usual place at the window in the front of first car on the train, looking intently at the upcoming tracks. Instead, he took a bamboo-backed seat in a middle car and lost himself in thoughts of coming hours and days."