Our neighborhood was particularly hard hit by the wildfire that took our house. Of the 43 homes in our development, 17 were destroyed. More than half had a loss of some type—either an outbuilding, trailer, or vehicle. The most valuable thing we have left is our sense of community. Since the Cameron Peak Fire blazed … Continue reading Rebuilding the Dream, Pt 3
“The soldier above all others prays for peace, for it is the soldier who must suffer and bear the deepest wounds and scars of war.”~Douglas MacArthur At the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, World War I ended when the Armistice of Compiègne was signed at Le Francport in … Continue reading Random Quote for November 11, 2020
“I have always felt that violence was the last refuge of the incompetent, and empty threats the last sanctuary of the terminally inept.~Neil Gaiman English author of short fiction, novels, comic books, graphic novels, nonfiction, audio theatre, and films Neil Gaiman was born on this day in 1960.
“You can't convince a believer of anything; for their belief is not based on evidence, it's based on a deep seated need to believe.”~Carl Sagain American astronomer, planetary scientist, cosmologist, astrophysicist, astrobiologist, author, poet, and science communicator Carl Sagan was born on this day in 1934.
It’s been hard to visit what was once our home. I have only been there once so far. This is some of what I saw. (C) 2020, JJ ShaunA small utility trailer. (C) 2020, JJ ShaunThe side of the house. (C) 2020, JJ ShaunNear the back door. (C) 2020, JJ ShaunMy library should be here.
“There are no wrong turnings. Only paths we had not known we were meant to walk.”~Guy Gavriel Kay Canadian fantasy fiction writer Guy Gavriel Kay was born on this day in 1954.
“The one fact pertaining to all conditions is that they will change.”~Charles Do American journalist and co-founder of Dow Jones & Company Charles Dow was born on this day in 1851.
“A popular disturbance never remains long in the full control of those who start it.”~Ida Tarbell American writer, investigative journalist, biographer and lecturer Ida Tarbell was born on this day in 1857.
"I dislike loud-mouthed patriots who suggest they like our country more than I do. Some people's idea of patriotism is hating other countries."~Andy Rooney American radio and television writer Andy Rooney died on this day in 2011.
"In order to succeed you have to do well and perform well. Don't do less and accept less. Put in the time and complete the task. ~Jeanette Epps American aerospace engineer and NASA astronaut Jeanette Epps was born on this day in 1970.