Monthly Archives: August 2014

Prayer of an Anonymous Abbess

[Here’s a prayer we would all do well to commit to memory, regardless of our religious beliefs.  If you prefer not to think of it as a prayer, think of it as a meditation.  Apparently it’s not known who wrote the prayer, but it is believed to date to the 17th century.] Prayer of an…

Lies, Damn Lies & Statistics

A famous quote goes something like this: There are three kinds of lies:  lies, damned lies and statistics. The quote is often attributed to Mark Twain, but Twain attributed it to British Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli.  However, none of Disraeli’s published works contain the quote. But I digress.  Here’s a statistic that we shouldn’t be…