Category Archives: Thought For the Day

Sonic Gems – Gustavo Santaolalla – Ronroco

On August 19, 1951, Argentine Gustavo Santaolalla was born and became a world class musician, film composer and producer.  He has won Academy Awards for Best Original Score in consecutive years for Brokeback Mountain and Babel.  He is also known for his … Continue reading

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Time Spent With the Harvard Classics – Religio Medici – Sir Thomas Browne

Religio Medici, or, The Religion of A Doctor is the spiritual testament of Sir Thomas Browne and an example of early psychological self-portrait in words.  This work became a European best seller.   An interesting side discussion within this work is … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Profit Is Not the Only Value

“Don’t be seduced into thinking that that which does not make a profit is without value.” – Arthur Miller, playwright and essayist (17 Oct 1915-2005)        

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Sonic Gems – Roxy Music – Avalon

In 1971, Roxy Music was formed as an English Art Rock band by Bryan Ferry (vocalist/songwriter, Graham Simpson (bass), Phil Manzanera (guitarist), Andy Mackay (sax and oboe), Paul Thompson (percussion), Brian Eno (synth), Eddie Jobson (synth and violin) and John … Continue reading

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Harvard Classics – The Law of Hippocrates

Primum non nocere   The Hippocratic Oath is one of the most widely known Greek medical texts and has been historically taken by physicians.  It is an agreement to adhere to ethical standards in the healing practices.  Through this day, … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: There Are No Impossibilities

“In dreams and in love there are no impossibilities.” – János Arany, the Hungarian Shakespeare of Ballads    

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Sonic Gems: Queen – A Night At the Opera

A Night At the Opera is the fourth studio album by British rockers, Queen.  The album incorporates ballads, music hall, hard rock and progressive hard rock influences.  It probably best known for Bohemian Rhapsody.  But that’s a song that will be … Continue reading

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Time Spent With the Harvard Classics: Amerigo Vespucci’s Account of His First Voyage

Amerigo Vespucci was an Italian explorer, financier, navigator and cartographer who lived from March 9, 1454 to February 22, 1512.  He was the first to demonstrate that Brazil and the West Indies were not, after all, the eastern boundaries of … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: The Freedom To Criticize Brings True Praise As Well

“Without the freedom to criticize, there is no true praise”. -Pierre Beaumarchais, playwright (1732-1799)      

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Thought For the Day: Restriction of Free Speech and Thought Is Dangerous Subversion

“Restriction of free thought and free speech is the most dangerous of all subversions. It is the one un-American act that could most easily defeat us.” –  Justice William O. Douglas, The One Un-American Act, Speech to the Author’s Guild Council … Continue reading

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