Cat at Lighthouse

“While the right to talk may be the beginning of freedom, the necessity of listening is what makes the right important.”
–Walter Lippman

Cat at Lighthouse – 2.5″ x 3.5″ Watercolor ATC

This little guy is just a reminder that tomorrow is the Halloween Blog Challenge.  Post your Halloween painting to your blog and link back here, so we can go see your work.  Last year was so fun.  I hope you’ll come by and see what everyone (hopefully) does.

Walter Lippmann (23 September 1889 – 14 December 1974) was an American intellectual, writer, reporter, and political commentator famous for being among the first to introduce the concept of Cold War. Lippmann was twice awarded (1958 and 1962) a Pulitzer Prize for his syndicated newspaper column, “Today and Tomorrow.”

Walter Lippmann was born on 23 September 1889, in New York City, to Jacob and Daisy Baum Lippmann; his upper-middle class German-Jewish family took annual holidays in Europe. At age 17, he entered Harvard University where he studied under George Santayana, William James, and Graham Wallas, concentrating upon philosophy and languages (he spoke German and French), and earned his degree in three years, graduating as a member of the Phi Beta Kappa society.


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  2. lesliepaints
    Oct 27, 2011 @ 11:54:16

    Dazzled by the color and always the creativity in this. Feeling a little bad that I did not get time to enter this challenge, Beth. You know my heart is with you all and will return to accepting challenges as soon as I find my way through all my other responsibilities.
    I like a post about listening. I work at that, daily!


    • Beth Parker
      Oct 27, 2011 @ 12:30:21

      Thanks for taking the time to come by, Leslie. I know you are really busy. Yeah, I know people who do NO listening and it is so tiring. I believe it is a great quality to be a person who not only listens, but really hears. So much can be gained by that. 🙂


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