An old Cherokee is teaching his grandson about life. "A fight is going on inside me," he said to the boy.
"It is a terrible fight and it is between two wolves. One is evil—he is anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego." He continued, "The other is good—he is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion, and faith. The same fight is going on inside you—and inside every other person, too."
The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather, "Which wolf will win?"
The old Cherokee simply replied, "The one you feed."
First People - The Legends. Cherokee Legend of Two Wolves. November 16, 2004. [accessed April 7, 2012].
Saturday, November 12, 2011
Colonial Maryland Slave Laws 15 - 17: Bacon's Laws of Maryland
15. All Persons importing Negroes by Land or Water, into this Province, shall, at the Time of Entry, pay to the Naval Officer 2 l. Current Money, over and above the Duties now payable by Law, (viz. Art.
8 and 9 above,) for every Negro so imported or brought in, to be applied to the Use of the County
Schools; on Forfeiture of 10 l. Current Money, for every Negro so brought in, and not paid for. One
Half of which Penalty to the Informer, the other Half to the Use of the County Schools: Which Duty shall be collected, accounted for, and paid, by the Naval Officers, in the same Manner as the former Duties upon Negroes, &c. 1763, ch. 28, §. 1.
16. But Persons removing from any other of his Majesty's Dominions, in order to settle and reside within
this Province, may import such Negroes as they shall be possessed of, for carrying on their proper Occupations at the Time of their Removal, Duty free.Ibid. §. 2.
17. Importers of Negroes, exporting the same within Two Months from the Time of their Importation,
on Application to the Naval Officer, shall be repaid the aforesaid Duty. Ibid. §. 3.
Bacon's Laws of Maryland . Vol 75 page 690. Maryland Archives http://www.msa.md.gov/megafile/msa/speccol/sc2900/sc2908/000001/000075/pdf/am75--690.pdf