Monday, December 11, 2006

Ode to the Generalist

This was sent to me from one of my SEAL buddies currently overseas. Amen.
A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects.

-Robert Heinlein, Time Enough For Love

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Philosophical/Literary Quotation of the Moment

"Tragedy is a conflict between two rights."