Otherwise I don’t read much adult poetry at all, because I’m not smart enough and mostly I don’t get it.
My wife used to tell me one of my best qualities was that my feet don’t smell, but I remember my brother’s did when we were kids.
A draft doesn’t produce the people we need to satisfy our real manpower shortage. We need specialists to keep our jets flying.
First, Darwinian theory tells us how a certain amount of diversity in life forms can develop once we have various types of complex living organisms already in existence.
Registration is a World War II response, and we need a 1980 solution.
The best argument for teaching poetry is to put a three-year-old or a four-year-old and read Dr. Seuss, or Robert Louis Stevenson, and to feel how the child and you are engaging in something that’s really basic to the animal, which is passing on in these rhythmic ways, something that came from somewhere.
Educated women armed with computers have defeated extremists by denying them a monopoly to define cultural identity and interpret religious texts. No extremist can say that women are inferior to men without being made a laughingstock on Al Jazeera. Islam insisted on equality between everyone.
Lobbying is a legitimate profession… Many congressional spouses act as lobbyists.
We are very fond of blaming the poor for destroying the environment. But often it is the powerful, including governments, that are responsible.
Then I decided to draw from and on my own imagination, and everything came out perfect.