Quote of the day from Goodreads.com
"If you don't know history, then you don't know anything. You are a leaf that doesn't know it is part of a tree."
Michael Crichton born 10-23-42
Boy, did he hit this one "right one". So often, I hear students complaining about having to study things that happened in the past, I just want to shake them by the shoulders, and say " you need to know this, so you understand why you happened to be born at this particular moment in time." They just don't get it.