I Love Collies!

Anders Leonard Zorn (Swedish, 1860–1920), Mrs. Walter Rathbone Bacon [courtesy Metropolitan Museum of Art NYC]

“Sympathy is no substitute for action.” David Livingstone

Not every tenement dweller can become the David Livingstone of his generation, but what if that was put forth as the goal? In terms of disease, sanitation and real poverty 19th century tenements were far worse than the modern versions in most western nations today. I wonder if the attitude was better then or was…

Loneliness: Power and Love

  “Of all creatures, only man is capable of loneliness because only he is in need of not being alone, without being able in the end to escape being alone. It is that striving to escape his loneliness which gives the impetus to both the lust for power and the longing for love, and it…