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Ben Franklin: Science Hippie

I love the Promethean line that Anne Marie Jacquez Turgot wrote to accompany Houdon’s bust of Benjamin Franklin: Eripuit coelo fulmen sceptrumque tyrannis. Translation: He snatched the lightning from heaven and the sceptre from tyrants. That says it all. Ben Franklin: another science oriented … Continue reading

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Happiness: Don’t Worry About the Quality, Focus on the Quantity? Gretchen Rubin Tries to Live a Happier Life by Counting Her Moments—Literally

At Slate.com, Gretchen Rubin has a way for increasing her happiness that works for her: [T]he fact is, if you want something to count in your life, it helps to figure out a way to count it. To put it another way, … Continue reading

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The Poetry of Human Rights. Yes We Can.

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Quote of the day–with a picture link

Susan Neiman, in her book, “Moral Clarity,” writes of America with regards to the Enlightenment: Fragonard’s painting of Ben Franklin, commanding both lightening and justice in a cloud of biblical and Roman references, left no doubt about where the power … Continue reading

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