It was around 9:55 a.m. I was waiting for the library to open.
I saw a cute Ethiopian girl coming toward me. She had dark brown skin, short hair, and a pretty baby face.
“What time is it?” She asked me. Her English accent was very good.
“The fact that I am a professional musician has helped me greatly in becoming a writer... In both disciplines, inexplicable and magical moments occur, beyond technique or any amount of preparation or study.”
—Evelina Chao, Saint Paul musician and writer
“The death penalty experiment has failed. It is virtually self-evident to me now that no combination of procedural rules or substantive regulations ever can save the death penalty from its inherent constitutional deficiencies.”
—Harry Blackmun, late associate justice, U.S. Supreme Court
“It is not to be expected that human nature will change in a day.”