RIP: J. D. Salinger 1919-2010

"That's the whole trouble. You can't ever find a place that's nice and peaceful, because there isn't any. You may think there is, but once you get there, when you're not looking, somebody'll sneak up and write "Fuck you" right under your nose."

Holden Caufield
Catcher In The Rye
by JD Salinger

Read Salinger's obit @ New York Times


RIP: Howard Zinn 1922-2010

"What matters is not who's sitting in the White House. What matters is who's sitting in!"

"Yes, dissent and protest are divisive, but in a good way, because they represent accurately the real divisions in society. Those divisions exist - the rich, the poor - whether there is dissent or not, but when there is no dissent, there is no change. The dissent has the possibility not of ending the division in society, but of changing the reality of the division. Changing the balance of power on behalf of the poor and the oppressed."

Read Zinn's obit @ New York Times.


A Poem

I found this beautiful winter poem and thought it might be a comfort to you.
It was to me and it's very well written and I hope that you enjoy it too:


by Abigail Elizabeth McIntyre

It's cold.
The End