Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Ignorance is Not Bliss

"There must be a special hell reserved for those too stubborn or indifferent to keep pursuing greater understanding — they have already taken their bliss in this life." David Satterlee

Saturday, June 27, 2015

The Tragedy of the Commons

"Natural resources are a common heritage to be nurtured, not a finder's keepers to be
plundered." David Satterlee

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

What is it That You Fear?

"Always care enough to resist. Set your heart strong to insist, that goodness must persist. Resist, I say. Light the way. Every day." David Satterlee

Saturday, June 20, 2015

If You Care, You Should Speak Up

"If you care, make some noise. Keep on making a ruckus. Cry from the housetops. March in the streets. Write letters to the editor. Money can buy change. Power can force change. But, the most beneficial and reliable changes come slowly from the persistent upraised union of many voices." David Satterlee

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Give Praise When Honor is Due

To my son, Wes, who sent me a message complete with the correct diacritical marks on foreign words.

"There's something strange and wonderful about someone possessed with the integrity and patience to render all the proper jots and tittles into a post. Honor is due." David Satterlee

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Living Virtuously is Your Choice

"What is the core of your values and your attitude in this world? Fear, competition, and loyalty to your own or compassion, cooperation, and community responsibility? Your choice affects the quality of the future you create for your children... and for the children of every other family." David Satterlee

Saturday, June 6, 2015

Until ___ Takes Charge of Its Radicals...

 A high school friend comments that, "Until Islam takes charge of it's radicals, it will never be more than the latest Jihadist wants it to be."     Oops.

Friday, June 5, 2015

Getting back to work - So much to share

Dear Friends,
Some of you know that Dianna and I have been moving to the high desert of Southern Arizona. It is an inspiring place.We are finally here and ready to get back to work with her music and my writing. I have updated this site and have so much more to begin sharing! For instance, I published two new books (short stories and essays) just before we left Iowa and want to post them here as blog entries for you to enjoy and share. DavidS