birthed 9/02 - earthed 3/06
"The most important thing in life is to be
free to do things. There are only two ways to insure that freedom
— you can be rich or you can you reduce your needs to zero."
"Humankind still lives in prehistory everywhere,
indeed everything awaits the creation of the world as a genuine
one... if human beings have grasped themselves, and what is theirs,
without depersonalization and alienation, founded in real democracy,
then something comes into being in the world that shines into everyone's
childhood and where no one has yet been -- home."
|"..woncha tell someone
to meet me, I'm comin...home."
|All you are ever told in
this country about being black is that it is a terrible, terrible
thing to be. Now, in order to survive this, you have to really dig
down into yourself and re-create yourself, really, according to no
image which yet exists in America. You have to impose, in fact - this
may sound very strange - you have to decide who you are, and force
the world to deal with you, not with its idea of you
|"Make no little plans.
They have no magic to stir men's blood and probably themselves will
not be realized. Make big plans. Aim high in hope and work, remembering
that a noble, logical diagram once recorded will not die, but long
after we are gone will be a living thing, asserting itself with ever-growing
-- Daniel Hudson Burnham
|"The fundamental role
of the public intellectual - distinct from, yet building on, the indispensable
work of academics, experts, analysts, and pundits - is to create and
sustain high-quality public discourse addressing urgent public problems
which enlightens and energizes fellow citizens, prompting them to
take public action."
-- Cornel West
|"I cherish the twilight.
I maximize, my soul is the right size. I look for the power to run
out on the moon, and that'll be sometime soon"
-- Kelvin Mercer
|"When there is no hero,
you be the hero."
-- Rabbi Hillel