The first casualty when war comes is truth…

It is not only the living who are killed in war.-Isaac Asimov (1920 – 1992) War is cruelty, and none can make it gentle.-Gilbert Parker (1862 – 1932) In wartime, truth is so precious that she should always be attended by a bodyguard of lies.-Winston Churchill (1874 – 1965) The direct use of force is… Continue reading The first casualty when war comes is truth…

Murderers are punished unless they kill in large numbers…

Older men declare war. But it is the youth that must fight and die.-Herbert Hoover (1874 – 1964) The more you sweat in peace, the less you bleed in war.-Herbert Norman Schwarzkopf Jr. (1934 – 2012) War does not determine who is right - only who is left.-Bertrand Russell (1872 – 1970) There is no… Continue reading Murderers are punished unless they kill in large numbers…

Dangerous, or: Horizonless

EPIGRAPH: When you start to live outside yourself, it’s all dangerous.-Ernest Hemingway (1899 – 1961) write safe words never utter crowd out white space press a dull nib dipped in life ink pour more than enough to cover horizonless pages of sheerest all color streaming into one blinding plane as searing brave light tears through… Continue reading Dangerous, or: Horizonless

No one ever becomes a master

We are all apprentices in a craft where no one ever becomes a master.-Ernest Hemingway (1899 - 1961), New York Journal, 1961 Shared wisdom My poet-blogger-friend Suzette posts quotes every day (Suzette's blog is amazing) and shared Hemingway's words of wisdom (above) with me in a recent exchange of ours. I was expressing some frustration… Continue reading No one ever becomes a master