“If you judge Beauty or Goodness or Virtue solely based on what you see in the mirror you will likely die a painful death…whether old or young. Just ask Kurt Cobain” from St George Frederick, an old friend returned.
Just to shut you down for about ten minutes, remind you of your place...
...and our place.
Both from Ken Burns films:
Lewis and Clark
Ashokan Farewell, Civil War
Ashokan Farewell-Sullivan Ballou Letter
A Harlan County, KY native, Vassar served as an Army criminal trial lawyer in Vietnam-era Asia. After his military career, he spent a number of years in corporate manufacturing management, in the textiles industry, where he crossed paths with a few too many new-generation Gordon Gekkkos and chose to move on to consulting work on behalf of "Con los pobres de la tierra quiero yo mi suerte echar", first in SE Asia, and then in the Soviet Bloc. Vassar dedicates the remainder of his life to committing his thoughts and observations to pen and paper.