It is in me, and shall out!

“Doubt not, O poet, but persist. Say 'It is in me, and shall out.' Stand there, balked and dumb, stuttering and stammering, hissed and hooted, stand and strive, until at last rage draw out of thee that dream-power which every night shows thee is thine own; a power transcending all limit and privacy, and by …

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Give me truths

What made America great were those times when the American people were more eager to hear the truth than what they wanted to hear and when the elected leadership were sufficiently principled to speak the truth rather than bend it for selfish aims. Collective selective hearing constrains to collective amnesia. If the American people go …

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Honest Dissent

"Democracy becomes a government of bullies tempered by editors." - Ralph Waldo Emerson, Journals, 1847 The New York Times revealed the day before yesterday that the F.D.A. recently rid itself of disgruntled scientists who took exception to the agency's medical review process. More specifically, the article noted that: "Moving to quell what one memorandum called …

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The Clarion Call

"Big jobs usually go to the men who prove their ability to outgrow small ones." - Ralph Waldo Emerson I've had the good fortune and good pleasure to offer a number of my employees promotions this year. It's one of my favorite responsibilities as CEO, as it provides tangible evidence that we've successfully created an …

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Variations on the Theme

"Nature is an endless combination and repetition of a very few laws. She hums the well-known air through innumerable variations." - Ralph Waldo Emerson I heard Halvorsen's adaptation of Handel's Passacaglia for violin and viola at the North Georgia Chamber Music Festival last evening and the viola at a certain point introduces a four measure …

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Branches and Roots

Every once in a while you hear of unusually creative friendships. Such friendships have the dual effect on my consciousness of restoring my faith in humanity and sparking my imagination relative to our collective future. I stumbled across a lovely passage which describes one such friendship between Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau in …

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