Tuesday, June 16, 2009


"I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past."
~Thomas Jefferson

Oh, TJ. If your dreams of the future had been more accurate, you'd have known just how wrongheaded that was.

Reminds me of another splendid-sounding, misguided quotation, this one from George Bernard Shaw, repeated often by Robert F. Kennedy, which is all the disqualification any quotation needs.

"You see things and say 'Why?'; but I dream things that never were and I say 'Why not?'"

My answer? "Probably for a damn good reason."

Friday, June 12, 2009