Do not

Do not go gentle into that good night, Old age should burn and rave at close of day; Rage, rage against the dying of the light. — Dylan Thomas

The Feds

“Despite almost every experience I’ve ever had with federal authority, I keep imagining its competence.” — John Perry Barlow


“He who does not bellow the truth when he knows the truth makes himself the accomplice of liars and forgers.” – Charles Peguy


“Good people do not need laws to tell them to act responsibly, while bad people will find a way around the laws.” – Plato (427-347 B.C.)


“The only two things that are infinite in size are the universe and human stupidity. And I’m not completely sure about the universe.” — Albert Einstein

Abandon Hope

Question: “Abandon all hope, ye who enter here” (yes,I know that’s a terrible misquote… I’ve never found the correct version, though I know the preceding ain’t it) Answer: Coming from Canto III, line 9, of Dante’s Inferno, there are bound to be different versions. The original is in Renaissance-era Italian. “Abandon all hope, ye who …

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Happy Independence Day!

I hope you are having a happy and safe 4th. How much do you really know about our country? Take my trivia quiz on questions from the U.S. Citizenship test. (Edited 2013-01-31: Sorry, the quiz system is broken.)