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 […]
What They Didn’t Teach Us in School, Carl Sandburg, Abraham Lincoln, and the History of the United States
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 […]
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 […]
Civility becomes fragile when a society forgets the consequences of the alternative. Civility, is an agreement. Edit: It could even be said that civility is an agreement with one’s self.
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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
imaginationis more importantthan knowledge. logic will take you from A to B imagination will take you everywhere. if at first an idea isn’t absurd there is no hope for it. where there is love there is no imposition. a person who never made any mistakes never tried anything new. great […]
The soul decreases in value with age, seemingly in direct proportion to the gravity involved with keeping ones posterior from slipping. Best not to sell it, at any price, the soul, or the posterior. Mark Twain didn’t say that.