“William Morris wrote a poem called ‘Love Is Enough’ and someone is said to have reviewed it briefly in the words ‘It isn’t. …The natural loves are not self-sufficient. ..It is no disparagement to a garden to say that it will not fence and weed itself, nor prune its own fruit trees, nor roll and cut its own lawns. A garden is a good thing but that is not the sort of goodness it has. It will remain a garden, as distinct from a wilderness, only if someone does all these things to it. Its real glory is of quite a different kind. The very fact that it needs constant weeding and pruning bears witness to that glory”.
- C.S.Lewis “The Four Loves”
To Americans that get their news from the mainstream press this headline is baffling. Why would the press ignore a scandal so similar to the one that brought down the Nixon administration? Lawsuits by True the Vote and Judicial Watch are pending.
WashingtonExaminer: Another federal judge tells IRS to explain itself on lost emails | WashingtonExaminer.com.
Every once in while I like to spend the day with one of my favorite artists, usually Sundays. Listening to Eva Cassidy can touch one’s heart, emotionally, with her beautiful covers of songs like Fields of Gold or What a Wonderful World. But the heart also resonates with the knowledge that she still speaks so magically these eighteen years after her death. One of her most listened to covers is Over the Rainbow. She sings it with a conviction and a peacefulness that tells us who have been left behind that troubles are for this world and a better day is coming. She keeps me dreaming, she keeps me listening.
Her story from ABC’s Nightline:
ABC Nightline tribute
Older site with lots of info:
Eva Cassidy Albums, articles, photos, interviews, and more
Still no Triple Crown. The last triple crown winner was Affirm back in 1978. Many true believers thought California Chrome could pull it off but it was not to be. The blue-collar owners had a great media ride to New York and the Belmont Stakes but today will not be horse racing history for them.
SFGate: ‘Miracle story’ of California Chrome.
Earlier this week, The Linux Foundation announced that it would be working with edX, a non-profit online learning site governed by Harvard and MIT, to make its “Introduction to Linux” course free and open to all.
Ars Tech: $2,400 “Introduction to Linux” course will be free and online this summer | Ars Technica.
edX: Intro to Linux
“The upcoming D-Day anniversary should foster appreciation about a time we did something right. This is neither regurgitated history nor misplaced patriotism. That day, 156,000 men, without a backup plan or the benefit of modern weapon systems converged along 50 miles of French coastline. By staying on the beach that day, they saved the world.”
HE: Appreciating D-Day’s 70th anniversary | Human Events.