Tag: Silence

Quote of the Day: Silence—A Curse and a Blessing

 

Well-timed silence is the most commanding expression.  –Mark Helprin

The cacophony of our existence is nearly impossible to avoid. Muzak streams through our supermarkets. Live concerts can be deafening and difficult to tolerate. We turn on the television to fill up the void of stillness. Talk radio romps through our waking hours. Even the car idling next to us blasts Latino music and rap tunes, as our cars bounce in rhythm to the noise. We no longer are accustomed to resting in silence, letting the natural sounds flow into our environment and soothe us. We are surrounded by an unceasing percussion of protests.

Quote of the Day: The Wisdom of Silence

 

Tell me, though: does the quietude that comes of circumspection also fall within the new axiomatic verities concerning silence? “A fool uttereth all his mind,” said Solomon, “but a wise man keepeth it in till afterwards.” Is even the wise man violent now?

Jason Peters, “Flaunting a Presumptuous Innocence” , Law & Liberty

ACF Middlebrow #6: Paul Rahe

 

The ACF Middlebrow podcast continues with Hillsdale Professor Paul Rahe! We discuss the film he most assigns in class, Coppola and Puzo’s The Godfather, and the perfect introduction for young American college students to the study of different regimes, ancient and modern. We answer the question: How did the Martin Scorsese movie Silence inspire the professor to think about Western politics and the dichotomy between Caesar and Christ? Listen, comment, and share, folks! Please review & rate us on iTunes!

Member Post

 

While other Ricochet members have been banging their heads against a wall, making that monotonous trumping sound, I’ve been blissfully aloof in Far Cry 4. The game is two years old now. But the dynamic open worlds of Elder Scrolls and Far Cry games are always fun to return to… not least for their beauty.  Preview […]

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Like the snowflakes that fall from the sky, these stories we have shared are both beautifully alike and wonderfully unique.  Even in the fun, I find in myself a gravitation toward the silent, the solitude, and the serene.  In my first draft of this post, I had vignettes that included scenes from both childhood and […]

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