Beautiful Samos Island, Greece.

Samos Island in the Aegean Sea

A life giving mentor…

“It’s much harder to be a liberal than a conservative. Why? Because it is easier to give someone the finger than a helping hand.” -Mike Royko

Photo: pulitzer.org

“The middle class has become more like poor people than they were 30 years ago.” -Jimmy Carter.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Ginsburg has never spoken louder than now.

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Photo: CNN

“Anybody who is stupid enough to want to be remembered deserves to be forgotten right now.” -Gore Vidal

When I was a boy of 14, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be 21, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years.” – Mark Twain

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“Democracy cannot succeed unless those who express their choice are prepared to choose wisely. The real safeguard of democracy, therefore, is education.” -Franklin D. Roosevelt

Roosevelt

“Recognize yourself in he and she who are not like you and me.” -Carlos Fuentes

Carlos Fuentes

Photo: BBC

Autumn in Vancouver

Autumn in Vancouver