"Like the study of science and art, accounts of historical events can be intrinsically fascinating. But they have a wider significance. I believe that people are better able to chart their life course and make life decisions when they know how others have dealt with pressures and dilemmas---historically, contemporaneously, and in works of art. And only equipped with such understanding can we participate knowledgeably in contemporary discussions (and decisions) about the culpability of various individuals and countries in the Second World War. Only with such understanding can we ponder the responsibilty of human beings everywhere to counter current efforts at genocide in Rwanda and the former Yugoslavia to bring the perpetrators to justice."
"...we humans are the kinds of animals who learn chiefly by observing others---what they value, what they spurn, how they conduct themselves from day to day, and especially, what they do when they believe that no one is looking."
----Howard Gardner, from The Disciplined Mind, published in 1999

Friday, July 27, 2007

It's A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood; or, The Votes are In


I present today a comic in honor of Wolfbaby's win over at Swampy's place, and in honor of you, dear reader: how pleased I am whenever you visit---you all are good company.


swamp witch said...

How cute, poetic, and appropriate.
Not to mention...funny.

neroli said...

Patrick McDonnell really has got it all going on, doesn't he?