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Quote of the Day

Monday, July 1st, 2013 by Dawn Summers

“Zimmerman is going to walk. And then black folks are going to riot and attack innocent white folks like me.”

Quote of the Day

Monday, September 17th, 2012 by Dawn Summers

Even if we could turn back, we’d probably never end up where we started. – 1Q84

Easy like Sunday morning

Sunday, March 11th, 2012 by Dawn Summers

My eyes be upon the Lord forevermore; for he shall pull away my feet from the snare. Look thou on me, and have thou mercy on me; for I am all alone and poor. -Psalm 25

I just finished reading Hunger Games: Book one. It’s a super quick read (takes less than a day if you’ve got nothing else to do) and it’s decent. I mostly read it because I figured the movie was going to be a whole thing and I didn’t want to miss out. I don’t know if everyone has read it already or knows the premise, so I shan’t sayeth too much, but basically, it takes place in the distant future where global warming and solar flares have decimated North America.

There’s a big war and then an uprising and the continent is left divided in 12 districts and ruled by a brutal, capricious capitol. Think Oz.

I guess.

Every year, as a reminder to never uprise again, each district sends two children to the capitol, one boy and one girl, to fight all the other young tributes from the other districts. 24 kids enter, 1 comes out. Think Thunderdome.

I guess.

Anyway, the story is a trilogy, I’m in the nascent stages of Book two now and as I was reading it in mass today… what? The diocese wants to show a 25 minute fundraising video about how catholic charities helped this weirdo white couple keep their house, I will read my kindle while they exercise that privilege. They’re not the boss of me.

Anyhoo, it dawned on me that there is no religion or God of any of kind in the Hunger Games world. There is country — with anthems and flags and stuff. There is law, soldiers and arrests and executions. There is technology — evidently we get super medicines in the future and global TV. Heck, there is even nature for hunting and swimming and such. But no God.

Curious.

Quote of the day

Friday, March 9th, 2012 by Dawn Summers

With a firm and steadfast mind one should hold under all conditions, that everywhere the earth is below and the sky above, and to the energetic man, every region is his fatherland. – Tycho Brahe

Quote of the week

Thursday, March 8th, 2012 by Dawn Summers

An atheist has to know a lot more than I know. An atheist is someone who knows there is no god. By some definitions atheism is very stupid. – Carl Sagan

Quote of the week

Tuesday, October 25th, 2011 by Dawn Summers

See, I can’t even spell Manhatten. They’d eat me alive! -VinNay on his refusal to move to America

Quote of Yesterday

Tuesday, August 9th, 2011 by Dawn Summers

“What’s Astin’s real name? And please don’t say “Julius Goat.”

Quote of the day

Wednesday, July 27th, 2011 by Dawn Summers

“Again with this song?” – Everyone who has ever ridden shotgun in my car ever.

Quote of the day

Monday, July 18th, 2011 by Dawn Summers

“Let me tell you this: if you meet a loner, no matter what they tell you, it’s not because they enjoy solitude. It’s because they have tried to blend into the world before, and people continue to disappoint them.”
— Jodi Picoult

Quote of the day (paraphrased slightly)

Thursday, April 28th, 2011 by Dawn Summers

“You were right,Dawn. About everything. You know what? Tom Brady IS dreamy!” – @vinnay