Fathers and mothers have lost the idea that the highest aspiration they might have for their children is for them to be wise… specialized competence and success are all that they can imagine.
For those who struggle with anti-pagan prejudices and stereotypes, Humanist Paganism might be a powerful educational tool. It can show that a pagan can be a sophisticated, cosmopolitan, and enlightened person, and that a pagan culture can be artistically vibrant, environmentally conscious, intellectually stimulating, and socially just.
For all sad words of tongue and pen, The saddest are these, ‘It might have been’.
In history, one gathers clues like a detective, tries to present an honest account of what most likely happened, and writes a narrative according to what we know and, where we aren’t absolutely sure, what might be most likely to have happened, within the generally accepted rules of evidence and sources.
It might be a bad thing, not to know what’s going on in the world. I can’t say I really approve of it.
The earth was made so various, that the mind Of desultory man, studious of change, And pleased with novelty, might be indulged.
The amount of horror one used to hear about in one village could be quite extreme. But one might not have heard about all the other villages’ horrors at the same time.
Writers are frequently asked why they wrote their first book. A more interesting answer might come from asking them why they wrote their second one.
It wasn’t until I’d turned 50 and had been in the business 25 years that I realized I might actually have a career as an actor.
The best way to get a sense of what kinds of emergencies might present themselves in your community is by contacting local chapters of the American Red Cross or offices of emergency management in the region or state. Most large cities will have their own offices of emergency management.