delicious opulence and comfortable luxury

. Ma’amoul are small shortbread pastries filled with dates, pistachios or walnuts. They are popular in Levantine cuisine and in the Gulf countries. They may be in the shape of balls or of domed or flattened cookies. They can either be decorated by hand or be made in special wooden moulds. There is a moreContinue reading “delicious opulence and comfortable luxury”

or to permit the production of the opium poppy

. § 3 of The Opium Poppy Control Act states It shall be unlawful for any person who is not the holder of a license authorizing him to produce the opium poppy, duly issued to him by the Secretary of the Treasury in accordance with the provisions of this Act, to produce the opium poppy,Continue reading “or to permit the production of the opium poppy”

For the truth is the truth, and no lie can prevail

. Leadership by Jean McGivney Boese (Louisiana State Senate Poem adopted 1999) It is easy to bend with the wind and be weak, Wrapped in silence when it would take courage to speak, To do nothing when crises demand that you act; To prefer a delusion to unpleasant fact. But the easy evasions that dreamersContinue reading “For the truth is the truth, and no lie can prevail”

only the chosen ones can be admitted into the realms of the beautiful

. “But beauty is of higher value than all this,” said the apple-tree branch; “only the chosen ones can be admitted into the realms of the beautiful. There is a difference between plants, just as there is a difference between men.” excerpt of The Conceited Apple-Branch By Hans Christian Andersen (1852) Many, many years ago, ….Continue reading “only the chosen ones can be admitted into the realms of the beautiful”