New Zealand recognizes gay marriage:
Senator Elizabeth Warren educates Daniel P. Stipano, Deputy Chief Counsel, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency and Richard Ashton, Deputy General Counsel, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve. They look surprised that they should actually be looking out to help out victims of the banks and not helping the banks to hide evidence of law-breaking by those banks that conducted illegal foreclosures. Thank goodness we have Senator Warren on the job.
Bryon Reese urges that we not give up on our dreams to change the world. Don’t succumb to apathy and pessimism. It’s time to get to work, regardless of the perceived obstacles or the long odds of success.
Resse’s TED talk reminded me of this quote:
I wanted you to see what real courage is, instead of getting the idea that courage is a man with a gun in his hand,” he tells his children. “It’s when you know you’re licked before you begin but you begin anyway and you see it through no matter what. You rarely win, but sometimes you do.
Atticus Finch, in “To Kill a Mockingbird.”
I parked in front of several identical unusual parking meters in Kansas City yesterday. If a person were so inclined, he or she could simply reach into the open bottom half of the meter, grab a few coins that were already there, then put them into the top of the meter, watching them drop to the bottom again. If one were so inclined, one could completely fill the meter with time by doing this over and over. The fact that the bottom contains more than a few quarters speaks to the honesty of people from Kansas City.