"The idea, a long, long, time ago, was to be able to live decently, and create art. Everything after that was icing on the cake, moon glow, and star shine. There's been a lot of cake, and icing, and moon glow, and star shine." ~ Teri Skultety, from Magdalene Aubergine
Here we are, can you believe it, going into September. Where does the time go? I'm still reading Carl Sandburg's big book of Abraham Lincoln. I've no words adequate to do it justice. There is no doubt that the United States would not still exist, our Constitution would not have been preserved, were it not… Continue reading When Half-Gods Go
I am continuing my reading of "Abraham Lincoln: The Prarie Years, The War Years" by Carl Sandburg. I've decided to share some of the content of this amazing book as I go along, as well as some of my learning from it. It is an incredible book, one of the best books I've ever read… Continue reading What They Didn’t Teach Us in School, Carl Sandburg, Abraham Lincoln, and the History of the United States
It is the end of the Summer. I've been doing end of the Summer stuff. I don't feel like talking about writing but, I will say that I noticed, as I was working on something, that I was essentially writing the same story over and over again. I noticed this after watching an episode of… Continue reading End of the Summer Stuff
I've been tempted to log back on to twitter, to save my account before the thirty days is up. I've resisted that temptation. I've lost track of my phone several times in the last six days, since completely exiting the social media merry-go-round. No sooner was I tempted to get back on twitter, than… Continue reading The Vibe Changed
Here's a quote from the book "Illusions", by Richard Bach... "In the path of our happiness shall we find the learning for which we have chosen this lifetime." That makes the question pretty simple, though perhaps the answer(s) won't be. What makes you happy? When are you the happiest? What are you most happy doing?… Continue reading What Makes You Happy?
The rain has been seemingly incessant. It was ingrained in me throughout my youth not to be a "complainer." However, seeing as how I am now firmly into my middle age, I am, on occasion, given to indulging myself in a bit of complaining and I will tell you, I think I've had it with… Continue reading Inclement Weather, and Quotes from Saint Joan
A bit of wisdom gleaned from today's reading, though certainly it has been said before, paraphrased: If you want golden eggs, don't kill the golden goose.
I'm considering so many things, thinking, about this strange, new, world, we've found ourselves in as we are now in the future. This is an interesting interview, this quote, talking about the 24/7 internet, etc. "...The societal question is more complex, although I think it’s users themselves and not luddite abstainers like me who are… Continue reading This Strange New World
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kijpcUv-b8M The other day someone shared this great quote from Freddie Mercury that really spoke to me. I've found several versions of the quote. What that means is that what he meant when he wrote whatever it was, and what the listener/reader gets out of it or interprets it as, may… Continue reading Mr. Mercury
This quote works on so many levels. Human beings are perfectly imperfect. If you're still making changes, that means you're still learning new things.
"The trouble with most people is, they think they have some right to you." ~ Teri Skultety
"We are born at a given moment, in a given place, and like vintage years of wine, we have the qualities of the year and the Season, in which we are born." ~ Carl Jung
"To free ourselves from the expectations of others, to give us back to ourselves, there lies the great singular power of self-respect." ~ Joan Didion