Monday, March 10, 2014

Sowing and Harvesting

"The natural flights of the human mind are not from pleasure to pleasure, but from hope to hope."
~ Samuel Johnson, The Rambler (Mar. 24, 1749)

Has modernity robbed life of meaning? Don’t be so dramatic! Everyday unhappiness has always been the default human condition... Purpose of life

Pranlal K. Patel showed an intimate and respectful look at a complex and usually hidden economic and social world:

Even the New Testament says you lose your sentencing appeal: Yesterday, a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit issued an opinion that concludes:
Where, as here, a defendant who has compiled a history of violence commits a vicious crime, he scarcely can be heard to complain that the sentencing judge meted out a correspondingly stiff sentence. After all, "whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap." Galatians 6:7.
No doubt various challengers to the Affordable Care Act's contraceptive mandate are hoping that the Bible is applied as assiduously to decide their cases.

"Rare Supreme Court Outburst Caught on Even Rarer Videos": Adam Liptak of The New York Times has this report.And at "the first casualty" blog, Victoria Kwan has a post titled "Identifying the Clandestine Videos of Supreme Court Oral Arguments Posted Online."
       In The Sun Abanobi Chika and Odogwu Obinna have a Q & A with Chimamanda Adichie 
       Among her comments:
That's why I don’t like granting interviews, because whatever you say, in 20 years, you’ll still be quoted.
       But good also to see her strongly urge the use of Igbo (and Yoruba, etc.) -- and express her annoyance with: "The same Igbo parents, who don't teach their children Igbo, 

 Ach Open Letters Monthly.