“Somewhere inside all of us is the power to change the world.”~Roald Dahl British novelist, short-story writer, poet, screenwriter, and wartime fighter pilot Roald Dahl died on this day in 1990.
This has been a very long week — of doing not much of anything. I am down with a positive covid diagnosis, so I’ve been stuck in this same damned room for the last week. To say I’m bored out of my gourd is an understatement. And until I’m covid-free, I’m stuck in neutral. My … Continue reading Rebuilding the Dream, Pt 5
“So long as the people do not care to exercise their freedom, those who wish to tyrannize will do so; for tyrants are active and ardent, and will devote themselves in the name of any number of gods, religious and otherwise, to put shackles upon sleeping men.”~Voltaire French Enlightenment writer, historian, and philosopher Voltaire was … Continue reading Random Quote for November 21, 2020
“There are people in every time and every land who want to stop history in its tracks. They fear the future, mistrust the present, and invoke the security of a comfortable past which, in fact, never existed.”~Robert Kennedy American politician and lawyer Robert F. Kennedy was born on this day in 1925.
“When I was growing up, books took me away from my life to a solitary place that didn't feel lonely. They celebrated the outcasts, people who sat on the margins of society contemplating their interiors. . . Books were my cure for a romanticized unhappiness, for the anxiety of impending adulthood. They were all mine, … Continue reading Random Quote for November 19, 2020
“You may not be able to alter reality, but you can alter your attitude towards it, and this, paradoxically, alters reality. Try it and see.”~Margaret Atwood Canadian poet, novelist, literary critic, essayist, teacher, environmental activist, and inventor Margaret Atwood was born on this day in 1939.
“If you can't love yourself, how in the hell you gonna love somebody else?”~RuPaul American drag queen, actor, model, singer, songwriter, and television personality RuPaul was born on this day in 1960.
“To me, I always listen to what my instincts tell me. The biggest mistakes I've ever made is when I've ignored what I know to be true in my heart.”~Glenda Bailey Former editor-in-chief of Harper’s Bazaar magazine Glenda Bailey was born on this day in 1958.
Because so many homes were affected by the Northern Colorado fires, rebuilding resources are spread thin. We are fortunate that some of our neighbors are contractors, so they have connections to which we wouldn’t otherwise have access. That doesn’t mean that our project is moving along with any speed, though. We still have to get … Continue reading Rebuilding the Dream, Pt 4
“The sooner you learn that life is not fair, the better off you'll be, because you'll spend less time railing against life's unfairness and feeling aggrieved and entitled, and more time figuring out how to maximize your assets, and your talents and how to deal with things that you're not very good at.”~Condoleezza Rice American … Continue reading Random Quote for November 14, 2020