The Gentleman Will Speak His Mind . . .


“My choice early in life was either to be a piano-player in a whorehouse or a politician. And to tell the truth, there’s hardly any difference.” ~ Harry S. Truman

Supposed to be working on FAFSA’s for Eamonn and Brett today. Thought I’d post this clip of Congressman Anthony Weiner (D-NY) for my liberal followers who will certainly get a grin from it. Seriously, I am really liking this guy more and more.

Anthony Weiner At Congressional Correspondents’ Dinner


“Man is the only animal for whom his own existence is a problem which he has to solve” ~ Eric Fromm

This is one of the strangest tests I have ever taken. It appeared on my tumblr dashboard. I won’t give you any clues. Click on the link below  if you want to take the test.

The Pierly/Redford Dissociative Affect Diagnostic

My diagnosis (?):

Your power comes from an ability to sense how things might be and to proclaim this possibility with a great force and willingness to act. You have a tendency to be romantic, and can be an idealist. This sense of how the world can be is often expressed with self-deprecatory humor. Because of your need to address the immediacy of the moment, you may not think things through to their logical end, relying instead on a feeling for how a situation SHOULD end.  You need to be liked and appreciated by others, although your attention often wanders. Sometimes you neglect old friends in favor of a new or exciting acquaintance. You have a real difficulty being alone.  Often you will seem to know how to handle a situation without exactly knowing HOW you know this. Your thoughts are often shallow. While in the excitement of the moment you can obsess about a task at hand. If it should become rote and unexciting, however, it can be dropped just as quickly.

“The teacher who is indeed wise does not bid you to enter the house of his wisdom but rather leads you to the threshold of your mind.” ~Kahlil Gibran

Angel Oak Tree, approximately 1500 years old, Charleston, SC

“The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.” ~ William Arthur Ward

Are you listening, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker?

Music by the incomparable Mr. Louis Armstrong, “What a Wonderful World”