The Art of Tetman Callis

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November 19th, 2022 · No Comments

“I’m not the kind of guy who believes in hell, or in a god who imagines a lake of fire. I just can’t see it—you have a mind that’s wider than the sky and that is what you use it to picture? To me, that sounds too petty, too human, too undivine to be real. […]

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November 18th, 2022 · No Comments

“The most dangerous thing in the world is a second lieutenant with a compass.” – Justin King, “Let’s talk about a BBC analysis of Russian personnel” Share this… Facebook Pinterest Twitter Linkedin Email Print

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November 3rd, 2022 · No Comments

“Is it forever that the sword must devour? Do you not know that it will be bitter afterward? Until when will you not bid the fighting-people to turn back from going after their brothers?” – II Samuel 2:26 (trans. Everett Fox) Share this… Facebook Pinterest Twitter Linkedin Email Print

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October 14th, 2022 · No Comments

“There are old pilots and bold pilots but no old bold pilots.” – Peter Johnson, Retired Airline Pilot, Quora Share this… Facebook Pinterest Twitter Linkedin Email Print

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July 25th, 2022 · No Comments

“You will be much more in control, if you realize how much you are not in control.” – Benjamin Graham, The Intelligent Investor Share this… Facebook Pinterest Twitter Linkedin Email Print

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July 24th, 2022 · No Comments

“It’s OK to be wrong; it’s unforgivable to stay wrong.” – Marty Zweig Share this… Facebook Pinterest Twitter Linkedin Email Print

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July 17th, 2022 · No Comments

“The Negro as beast: it is always convenient and comfortable to believe that those who are about to be either killed or exploited mercilessly are something less than human, and hence available to be used for the benefit of humans. The dehumanization of the object is an important psychological precondition of destruction, and it is […]

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July 15th, 2022 · No Comments

“Before the arrival of Europeans the peoples of West Africa had lived under a number of remarkable empires of considerable diversity. Many of these peoples were pastoral, some were agricultural; they fished, they traded extensively, they developed skilled craftsmen, well-articulated codes of law, and highly sophisticated sculpture and music. Some African cities, such as Benin, […]

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July 13th, 2022 · No Comments

“For many thousands of servants their term of indentured servitude was a period of enforced celibacy. Marriage without the consent of the master was illegal, and the crimes of fornication and bastardy figure importantly in the records of bound servitude—not surprisingly, when we realize how many of the servant population were between the ages of […]

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July 12th, 2022 · No Comments

“Among the by-products of English Social change of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries was a very substantial pool of criminal talents. The laws devised to suppress the criminal population were so harsh—scores of crimes were defined as felonies and hanging was a standard punishment for many trivial offenses—that England would have been launched upon mass […]

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July 11th, 2022 · No Comments

“Stupidity is a more dangerous enemy of the good than malice. One may protest against evil; it can be exposed and, if need be, prevented by use of force. Evil always carries within itself the germ of its own subversion in that it leaves behind in human beings at least a sense of unease. Against […]

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July 10th, 2022 · No Comments

“Led by a young lawyer, Francis Daniel Pastorius, who was charmed at the prospect of taking a community to lead ‘a quiet, godly, and honest life in a howling wilderness,’ in 1683 a pioneer group settled in what was to be called Germantown, not far from Philadelphia, which became a center where German immigrants collected […]

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July 9th, 2022 · No Comments

“It is hard now to imagine, but it is a matter of record that the mid-eighteenth-century mariner approaching the American strand could detect the fragrance of the pine trees about 60 leagues, or 180 nautical miles, from land.” – Richard Hofstadter, America at 1750: A Social Portrait Share this… Facebook Pinterest Twitter Linkedin Email Print

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May 28th, 2022 · No Comments

“You can’t wait until life doesn’t hurt anymore before you decide to be happy.” – Jane “Nightbirde” Marczewski Share this… Facebook Pinterest Twitter Linkedin Email Print

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May 27th, 2022 · No Comments

“You have to love dancing to stick to it. It gives you nothing back … nothing but that single fleeting moment when you feel alive.” – Merce Cunningham (quoted in “ ‘That Single Fleeting Moment’: Merce Cunningham in Images,” by Melissa Harris) Share this… Facebook Pinterest Twitter Linkedin Email Print

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May 8th, 2022 · No Comments

“If you don’t know where you’re going, any road will take you there.” – George Harrison, “Any Road” Share this… Facebook Pinterest Twitter Linkedin Email Print

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May 3rd, 2022 · No Comments

“I would love to see all exotic wildlife in zoos allowed to live out their lives in peace and comfort and then not be replaced. Instead, have the zoos and aquariums be places where people – especially children – go to interact with animals that actually like us and want to be around us and […]

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April 28th, 2022 · No Comments

“What do you want to see come into the world? How can you bring it into the world today, even just a little bit?” — Bud Smith, “Four Memories of Giancarlo DiTrapano” Share this… Facebook Pinterest Twitter Linkedin Email Print

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April 27th, 2022 · No Comments

“Life doesn’t go on. It goes nowhere except away. Death goes on. Going on is what death does for a living. The secret to surviving in the universe is to be dead.” – Peter Schjeldahl, “The Art of Dying” Share this… Facebook Pinterest Twitter Linkedin Email Print

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April 17th, 2022 · No Comments

“Never say never, because it’s never never.” – Yoko Ono, “Bad Dancer” Share this… Facebook Pinterest Twitter Linkedin Email Print

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April 2nd, 2022 · No Comments

“I was committed for two weeks to a mental health hospital for depression and suicidal behavior. Two weeks doesn’t sound long, but let me assure you that time is, in fact, relative. Imagine, if you will, being driven off in the middle of the night, poked and prodded by a doctor, having everything about you […]

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March 25th, 2022 · No Comments

“My family moved from Taiwan to Texas when I was seven. I was in first grade, and I wore a navy-blue uniform that had the three characters of my name embroidered just above the left breast pocket. In America, I wore jeans, t-shirts, and purple shoes to school. In America, the three characters of my […]

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March 9th, 2022 · No Comments

“We are interconnected, and the sooner every individual realizes that they are connected to all living things everywhere, the sooner they will be healthy, happy human beings.” – Paul E. Nelson (interviewed by Timothy Green in Rattle 68) Share this… Facebook Pinterest Twitter Linkedin Email Print

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March 8th, 2022 · No Comments

“In an explanation, simplicity is power.” – Andy Clark and David Chalmers, “The Extended Mind” Share this… Facebook Pinterest Twitter Linkedin Email Print

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February 12th, 2022 · No Comments

From the Sanskrit, there comes this: ‘Vinasa kale vibareetha pudthi’ which means, ‘When the time for your destruction is at hand you take strange decisions.’ (courtesy Abraham Sukumar at Quora) Share this… Facebook Pinterest Twitter Linkedin Email Print

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January 26th, 2022 · No Comments

“You are a light. You are the light. Never let anyone—any person or any force—dampen, dim or diminish your light. Study the path of others to make your way easier and more abundant. Lean toward the whispers of your own heart, discover the universal truth, and follow its dictates. Release the need to hate, to […]

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January 1st, 2022 · No Comments

“There ain’t no Devil, there’s just God when he’s drunk.” – Tom Waits Share this… Facebook Pinterest Twitter Linkedin Email Print

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November 13th, 2021 · No Comments

“To be free from repulsion and attraction, or from the wish to take or to avoid—to enter in the mood of complete impartiality—is the most profound of arts.” – The Tibetan Book of the Dead (trans. Lāma Kazi Dawa-Samdup) Share this… Facebook Pinterest Twitter Linkedin Email Print

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November 7th, 2021 · No Comments

“Religion operates in different ways in different persons. It hardens some natures to pride and bigotry; it softens others to sentimentality and a refusal to confront life’s sterner demands. Some it inexplicably irradiates; some it brutalizes. Religion may be as Professor Freud said, civilization’s greatest illusion. If that is so, it may be thought of […]

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October 28th, 2021 · No Comments

“Listen up: Find a nice girl from the neighborhood, treat her with respect, buy her flowers from time to time and you’ll be happy all your days.” – John Kass, Chicago Tribune, August 10, 2018 Share this… Facebook Pinterest Twitter Linkedin Email Print

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