Keep on Going

Keep on going
The battles are tough
The war is long

Keep on going
You have the stuff
Your heart is strong

Keep on going
You have enough
The right the wrongs

~Day Williams

May 12: From Books, Plays and Movies (Law and Lawyers)

Day Williams created this graphic depiction of this date.

May 12

From Books, Plays and Movies  



All men make mistakes, but a good man yields when he knows his course is wrong, and repairs the evil. The only crime is pride.

~Sophocles, Antigone



If you just learn a single trick, Scout, you’ll get along better with all kinds of folks. You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view, until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it.

~Atticus Finch, played by Gregory Peck in To Kill a Mockingbird



Do you think he’s the murderer?

It’s worse than that—he’s an actor!

~Julian Fellowes, Gosford Park: The Shooting Script



Hidden away behind the closed doors of aristocratic and bourgeois privilege, concealed under those ultra-respectable masks of black frock coat and veil, the green glow of corruption flickers into sight, steadies, and spreads everywhere, fostered by Lorrain’s horrified and complicitous gaze. This decadent detective is at one with the criminal he pursues, acknowledging openly that the representation of corruption is one of the most pleasurable forms that corruption can take. In this enterprise, art is the mask that both exposes and conceals culpability.

~Jennifer Birkett







1 The Lord told Moses, 2 “Tell the Israelites:
‘An Israelite or foreigner who lives
In Israel who sacrifices his

Child Sacrifice to Molek

Own children unto Molek shall be killed.
Members of the community shall stone
Him. 3 I myself will set my face against

Him and will separate him from his people;
For when he sacrificed his children
To Molek, he defiled my sanctuary

And he profaned my holy name, 4 and if
People in the community shall close
Their eyes when that man sacrifices his

Own child to Molek and if they do not
Put him to death, 5 I will myself set my
Own face against him and his family

And will cut them off from their people with
All those who follow him in prostituting
Themselves to Molek. 6 I will set my face

Against a man who turns to mediums
And spiritists to prostitute themselves
By following them, and I will cut them

Off from their people. 7 Consecrate yourselves;
Be holy, for I am the Lord your God.
8 Keep my decrees and follow them. I am

The Lord, who makes you holy. 9 Anyone
Who curses his own parents-father or
Mother-you are to execute. Because

They’ve cursed their father or their mother, their
Blood will be on their own head. 10 If a man
Sleeps with somebody else’s wife-sleeps with

His neighbor’s wife-then you shall put to death
Th’adulterer and the adulteress.
11 And if a man has sexual relations

With his own father’s wife, he has disgraced
His father. Both the man and woman shall
Be put to death; their blood will be on their

Own heads; 12 and if a man has sex with his
Daughter-in-law, you are to kill them both.
What they have done is a perversion, and

Their blood will be on their own heads; 13 and if
A man has sexual relations with
A man as one does with a woman, both

Of them have done what is detestable.
You shall put them to death; their blood will be
On their own heads. 14 If a man marries both

A woman and her mother, it is wicked.
You must burn them all in the fire, so that
No wickedness will be among you. 15 If

A man has sexual relations with
An animal, you are to execute
Him, and you have to kill the animal;

16 And if a woman nears an animal
For sex with it, kill both the woman and
The animal. They shall be put to death;

Their blood will be on their own heads; 17 and if
A man shall marry his own sister, daughter
Of either his own father or his mother,

And they have sex, it’s a disgrace. You shall
Publicly take them from their people. He’s
Disgraced his sister and is responsible.

18 Now if a man has coitus with a woman
During her monthly period, he has
Exposed the source of her flow, and she has

Uncovered it, too. You shall cut them both
Off from their people. 19 Don’t have sexual
Relations with the sister of your mother

Or father, for that would disgrace close kin;
And you both would be held responsible;
20 And if a man has sex with his own aunt,

He has disgraced his uncle, and they will
Be held responsible; they will die childless.
21 If a man weds his brother’s wife, that is

Impure; he has disgraced his brother. They’ll
Be childless. 22 Keep all my decrees and laws
And follow them, so that the land where I

Am bringing you to live won’t barf you out.
23 You must not live by customs of the nations
That I’ll drive out before you. As they did

All these things, I abhorred them; 24 but I said
To you, “You will possess their land; I will
Give it to you as an inheritance,

A land that flows with milk and honey.” I’m
The Lord your God, who has set you apart
From nations, 25 so you must discriminate

Between the clean and unclean animals
And clean and unclean birds. Do not defile
Yourselves by any animal or bird

Or anything that moves along the ground-
Those that I’ve stated are unclean for you.
26 You must be holy to me because I,

The Lord, am holy; I’ve set you apart
From nations as my own. 27 A man or woman
Who is a medium or spiritist

Among you must be killed. You are to stone
Them; their blood will be on their heads alone.'”