Thursday, June 30, 2011

Brain food and eye candy

Quote for the day:
You must be the change you wish to see in the world. — Mahatma Gandhi 

TODAY the Rotary Club of Des Moines and the Greater Des Moines Partnership held a special joint meeting. Tom Hoenig, who has served as chief executive of the Tenth District Federal Reserve Bank in Kansas City since 1991, was the guest speaker — and he was terrific! More about him later.

The invocation was given by Monseigneur Frank Bognanno, and in it he quoted Mahatma Gandhi's list of Seven Deadly Social Sins. They are:

Wealth without work
Pleasure without conscience
Science without humanity
Knowledge without character
Politics without principle
Commerce without morality
Worship without sacrifice

Coincidentally, the night before hearing Mahatma's list, I listened to a Stuff You Missed in History Class podcast about the famous Dandi Salt March he led in 1930. It was a major turning point in the fight to end the British Raj, and inspired Martin Luther King Jr. to use similar methods some 25 years later in the civil rights movement here in the United States.

Below are pictures of our three furry children. Sweet dreams.

A sweet sleeping Shiva.

A sweet sleeping Shye.

A sweet sleeping Boy Boy.

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