"If you could give one piece of advice to a large group of people, what would it be?"
“I don’t think I should be advising anyone.”
“Ok, well if you could give one piece of advice to yourself at the age of eighteen, what would it be?”
“Were you able to stay sober?”
“Not terribly well.”
“How would your life have been different if you had?”
“Not sure how different it would have been. But I’d have been a lot more at peace with myself along the way.”
About the only good thing that can be said about the budget deal just patched together by House Republican budget chair Paul Ryan and Senate Democratic budget chair Patty Murray is that the right-wing Heritage Foundation and the Koch brothers’ Americans for Prosperity oppose it.
But that doesn’t…
We never know how high we are
Till we are called to rise;
And then, if we are true to plan,
Our statures touch the skies—
On this day in 1531 the first appearance of the Virgin of Guadalupe to Juan Diego, 1979 smallpox is officially eradicated it is the only human disease driven to extinction, 2008 Gov. Blagojevich in arrested
Born on this day in; 1883 Joseph Pilates, 1906 Grace Hopper, 1909 Douglas Fairbanks Jr., 1916 Kirk Douglas, 1922 Redd Foxx, 1930 Buck Henry, 1934 Judi Dench, 1950 Joan Armatrading, 1966 Kirsten Gillibrand, 1977 Imogen Heap
Visited the afterlife on this day; 1996 Mary Leakey, 2002 Mary Hansen