"Let no one be discouraged by the belief that there is nothing one man [or one woman] can do against the enormous array of the world's ills -- against misery and ignorance, injustice and violence... Few will have the greatness to bend history itself; but each of us can work to change a small portion of events, and in the total of all those acts will be written the history of this generation.
It is from the numberless diverse acts of courage and belief that human history is shaped. Each time a man [or a woman] stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he [or she] sends a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring, those ripples build a current which can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance."
- Robert F. Kennedy
The first innovative bicycle path in the Netherlands will be paved with light stones that will charge during the day and emit light during the evening. The path will run by the home that Vincent van Gogh lived in from 1883-5.
Here is one of the sharper views of the Sun ever taken. This stunning image shows remarkable details of a dark sunspot across the image bottom and numerous boiling granules which appear like kernels of corn across the top. Taken in 2002, the picture was made using the Swedish Solar Telescope operating on the Canary Island of La Palma.
"We dated in high school, but just recently got back together." "What happened in high school?" "I sort of disappeared on him. I had to leave school suddenly because I was pregnant." "But he wasn’t the father?" "No." "So where’s the dad now?” "I’m not going to be the kind of mom who makes her daughter’s dad out to be a monster, but I eventually decided that it wasn’t my job to force anybody to be a father." "Tell me one thing that you weren’t taught that you’re going to teach your daughter." "That just because you love someone, doesn’t mean they can make you happy. And you should never compromise with your happiness." "So what did you compromise?" "I compromised everything about myself to try to keep my family together."
Once in a while, it really hits people that they don’t have to experience life in the way they have been told to.