Apples, again. With two giant trees shedding fruit, we stay busy keeping the yard picked up. If we don’t, the dogs eat way more than they should, and the smell of rotting and fermenting apples permeates the air (not to mention the bees, wasps, and hornets that hang around). I’ve been taking a bag of … Continue reading Rebuilding the Dream, Pt 51
“My dear friend, clear your mind of can't.”~Samuel Johnson English writer, poet, playwright, essayist, moralist, critic, biographer, editor, and lexicographer Samuel Johnson was born on this day in 1709.
“Take what you can use and let the rest go by.”~Ken Kesey American novelist, essayist, poet, and counter-cultural figure Ken Kesey was born on this day in 1935.
“Sometimes painful things can teach us lessons that we didn't think we needed to know.”~Amy Poehler American actress, comedian, writer, producer, and director Amy Poehler was born on this day in 1971.
“One must accept the fact that we have only one companion in this world, a companion who accompanies us from the cradle to the grave—our own self. Get on good terms with that companion—learn to live with yourself.”~Agatha Christie English writer Agatha Christie was born on this day in 1890.
“Moral certainty can deafen people to any truth other than their own.”~Geraldine Brooks Australian-American journalist and novelist Geraldine Brooks was born on this day in 1955.
“And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don't believe in magic will never find it.”~Roald Dahl British novelist, short-story writer, poet, screenwriter, and wartime fighter pilot Roald Dahl was born on this day in 1916.
Words of the week: Windows and doctors. Best Riding Friend had new windows installed throughout the rest of the house this week, which meant moving the furniture to the center of each room and pulling down the window coverings. We’re still putting the blinds up. BRF has also decided not to hang the curtains back; … Continue reading Rebuilding the Dream, Pt 50
The World Trade Center I was driving to work when the first plane struck. The radio, set to the local National Public Radio station, reported a scene from a disaster movie as American Airlines Flight 11 impacted the North Tower of the World Trade Center complex in New York City. Only this wasn’t a disaster … Continue reading Twenty Years Later
“Instructions for living a life. Pay attention. Be astonished. Tell about it.”~Mary Oliver American poet Mary Oliver was born on this day in 1935.