Look back, but carefully

April 1, 2012

From a Half-Price Books in Arlington, Texas:

Handle Nostalgia with care -- unintentional advice from Half Price Books

Found at a Half-Price Books store in Arlington, Texas, in early December 2011.

Two thoughts, both of them quotes:

First, from Satchel Paige, in his essay, “How to Stay Young,” in Collier’s Magazine, June 13, 1953:

Don’t look back.  Something might be gaining on you.

And from our old friend, George Santayana:

Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.

From The Life of Reason, vol. 1: Reason in Common Sense.

Always handle nostalgia with great care.

President Obama’s campaign film, “The Road We’ve Traveled”

April 1, 2012

Some encouragement for those who follow Santayana’s Ghost, and recall history; some information to change the minds of those who don’t:

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