Words for Food

One of my all-time favorite movie lines comes from stripes. “Lighten up, Francis.”

Another Stripes quotable….”We’re Americans. We’ve been kicked out of every decent country on the face of the Earth.”

Sometimes we’re a melting pot….sometimes we’re a salad…We all have food at the table….jh

Today’s Read Along 3 17 2016 jh

Today’s Read Along 3 17 2016 jh

One of my all-time favorite movie lines comes from stripes. “Lighten up, Francis.”

Another Stripes quotable….”We’re Americans. We’ve been kicked out of every decent country on the face of the Earth.”

Sometimes we’re a melting pot….sometimes we’re a salad…We all have food at the table….jh

 http://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2016/03/12/470088302/much-of-the-world-doesnt-do-daylight-saving-time-how-come Much Of The World Doesn’t Do Daylight Saving Time. How Come?

http://www.britannica.com/topic/foreign-aid Foreign aidthe international transfer of capital, goods, or services from a country or international organization for the benefit of the recipient country or….

https://youtu.be/l0fSIqyueg8 Thomas Merton, The Path to the Palace of Nowhere: It seems then to me…

Tao TuTe Ching-Lao Tzu….Follow along with Tao Te Ching by Lao Tzu – Full Audiobook


http://www.britannica.com/quiz/birds-eye-view-fact-or-fiction What’s your bird IQ?

http://100under100.org/bottle-bricks-upcycyling-plastic-building-schools/ Bottle Bricks: Upcycyling Plastic, Building SchoolschEYE

Today’s Read Along 3 16 2016

Today’s Read Along 3 16 2016

 Best Line: “Adam Smith, however unfashionable, can feed more people than Karl Marx can.”

http://www.forbes.com/sites/ranisingh/2015/07/16/indias-cold-chain-needs-to-get-moving/#75e85202e124 India is the world’s largest producer of milk and the second largest producer of fruit and vegetables. Yet the country is home to more than 25% of the world’s hungry poor. More than 40% of children under five are undernourished.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/jplehmann/2015/04/12/indias-wrong-priorities-as-children-go-hungry-pm-modi-buys-fighter-jets-in-france/#610fbf5691ba India’s Wrong Priorities: As Children Go Hungry PM Modi Buys Fighter Jets In France

http://www.infoplease.com/cig/economics/three-economists-their-theories.html The three most important economists were Adam Smith, Karl Marx, and John Maynard Keynes (pronounced canes). Each was a highly original thinker who developed economic theories that were put into practice and affected the world’s economies for generations.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Labor_theory_of_value The labor theory of value (LTV) is a heterodox economic theory of value that argues that the economic value of a good or service is determined by the total amount of socially necessary labor required to produce it, rather than by the use or pleasure its owner gets from it.

http://fee.org/articles/the-world-food-crisis/  Socrates said that the best sauce for food is hunger. Today, as in the age of Socrates, there is no lack of hunger sauce.

http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1956&context=alr AMERICAN SOCIETY, like our own, is in the main monumentally indifferent to the proliferation of starving bellies in the world.


My Daily Read along 3 14 2016 ….


A Donald for all of us—how right-wing populism is upending politics on both sides of the Atlantic · Think Tank Reports · Disqus



The Fountain Magazine – Issue – Same World, Different Lenses: A Brief Overview of Cultural Differences



The Fountain Magazine – Issue – The Myth of Ottoman Despotism



The Fountain Magazine – Issue – Modernism and Postmodernism: A Contrast in Perspective and Attitude








Are You a Circular or a Linear Thinker? | Two Culture Talks



Recursion – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia



Educational psychology – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia



Fractal – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia



Dialectic – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


“The Destructive Effects of Modern Technology As Seen by Thomas Merton” – YouTube



Thomas Merton – What Is Contemplation? – YouTube



The Spaces Between the Consonants | On Being



Hermeneutics (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy)






What You Can Learn from Reinhold Niebuhr by Brian Urquhart | The New York Review of Books



The Irony of American History by Reinhold Niebuhr, an excerpt



President Obama’s Interview With Jeffrey Goldberg on Syria and Foreign Policy – The Atlantic



Barack Obama’s Revolution in Foreign Policy – The Atlantic



Goodreads | Escape from Freedom by Erich Fromm — Reviews, Discussion, Bookclubs, Lists


Moveon.Org raising funds from Trump protests, warns more disruptions to come – Washington Times






Winter 2014: Four Decades of Classic Essays | The Wilson Quarterly










Miscellany by jh

Miscellany Quotes of mine….

  • Learning is so difficult for those who have already figured everything out….
  • Among my greatest hopes in this day of unfiltered free speech is that there are those with real solutions who are keeping their mouths closed….
  • You’ll find all the trouble you look for….
  • Parents:
    Are you being a good example?….
  • Two ears….One mouth….
    Perhaps we could improve our understanding of others more by asking questions rather than by offering answers….
  • Free speech, like censorship, can be VERY ugly sometimes….
  • BE the CHANGE you want to see (copied)
  • Respect: Do unto others…is a reciprocal thing
  • We need to get outside our own comfort zone of ideas. Even some of the most open-minded people are really deluding themselves….
  • President’s Day: I think I’ll celebrate Garfield today….Seemed like a decent guy…. Or maybe Coolidge; he left us alone….

Scoop and His first day in the big leagues All the news that’s fit to print—and then some….By jh

My first day on the job as a full-fledged newspaper reporter was quite memorable and surreal.

A cup of coffee and a few staff hellos was the full extent of my orientation. News was to gathered. I was put on assignment.

A damaging storm had torn up parts of the town the night before. People would want to know what happened. Who was affected? Was it a tornado? If not, what was it?

The editors blurted out a name or two and a couple of locations I’d never heard of and told me to find something out. I fumbled very nervously through my investigation….Then, my boss says, “How’s your story coming along?”


“Fine, ” I replied,  fond of neither lying, nor unemployment….

I found my desk and went to work. Deadline was approaching, and it meant something. Miss it, and my future in the field would be dead.

Unfamiliar with local geography and reliable information sources, the pressure was on. Typing the stories out –Yes, I said stories– required a bit more skill than it would these days. My tall manual Royal typewriter was not equipped with spell check or delete and insert buttons….

Thankfully, in those days, I could light up my nerve soother and dangle it between my lips as I tried to find the keys as fast as my notes, ideas, and my capacity to express them could be gathered together. I wrote with a speed this budding wordsmith never knew possible.

These were the days of paper newspapers. A large box of uncut paper beneath my desk fed through my typewriter. When my wound-tight boss snapped his fingers a few minutes later, I ripped the paper and handed it to him.

He used a ruler to split the paper between sentences and paragraphs where he felt necessary. He reorganized the arrangement of ideas with glue pumped from a can….

Only a matter of a few minutes passed between my fingers on the keys and the smell of wet ink on front-page newsprint that would be read by complete strangers. I had made it….

“What else you got?” he inquired. On I went to another story….