This Sarah Palin phenomenon is very curious. I think somebody watching us from Mars—they would think the country has gone insane.
Shame corrodes the very part of us that believes we are capable of change.
History dressed up in the glow of love’s kiss turned grief into beauty.
That natural disasters are required to provide Americans with a glimpse of reality in their own country is an indication of the deep rot infecting the official political culture.
The only way to get what you really want is to let go of what you don't want.
when the phone rings
I too would like to hear words
that might ease
some of this.
The European reaction to Obama is a European delusion.
The answer to 1984 is 1776
There are more good people than bad people, and overall there’s more that’s good in the world than there is that’s bad. We just need to hear about it, we just need to see it.
Military life is hard, even cruel—especially for the kids.
I felt so much pride, so much love. You get a handful of days like this in a lifetime. Take in every minute. They’ll be over soon enough, and you never know what tomorrow will bring.
I’m clinging to one last thought: pain is the harbinger of hope. You have to be alive to feel pain. If you are alive, then you have purpose. If you have purpose, then you have hope.