If I didn't define myself for myself, I would be crunched into other people's fantasies for me and eaten alive.
~ Audre Lorde (February 18, 1934 - November 17, 1992)
At the center of our being is a point of nothingness which is untouched by sin and by illusion, a point of pure truth, a point or spark which belongs entirely to God, which is never at our disposal, from which God disposes of our lives, which is inaccessible to the fantasies of our own mind or the brutalities of our own will.
~ Thomas Merton (January 31, 1915 - December 10, 1968)
We are generally pleased that we were able to report a solid quarter in a tough advertising environment, ... Sluggish retail advertising and continued declines in automotive reduced the rate of revenue growth in the quarter. But our real estate and employment advertising remained strong both in print and online, with online advertising showing continued strength in all categories.