“There are two ways of meeting difficulties: you alter the difficulties, or you alter yourself to meet them.” ~Phyllis Bottome British novelist and short story writer Phyllis Bottome was born on this day in 1884.
Random Quote for May 30, 2023
“The truth is… everything counts. Everything. Everything we do and everything we say. Everything helps or hurts; everything adds to or takes away from someone else.” ~Countee Cullen American poet, novelist, children’s writer, and playwright Countee Cullen was born on this day in 1903.
Random Quote for May 29, 2023
“I was there. I saw your sons and your husbands, your brothers and your sweethearts. I saw how they worked, played, fought, and lived. I saw some of them die. I saw more courage, more good humor in the face of discomfort, more love in an era of hate and more devotion to duty than … Continue reading Random Quote for May 29, 2023
Rebuilding the Dream, Pt 137
Progress at long last. (C) 2023, JJ ShaunConcrete on the basement floor. Last Monday, Mr. Sub-Contractor had his crew up to pour the concrete for the basement floor. On Wednesday, we got word that the framing crew will be up as early as this Tuesday to finish the walk-out. If they start on Tuesday, they … Continue reading Rebuilding the Dream, Pt 137
Random Quote for May 27, 2023
“When you realize you don’t own someone, you show up every day to try to make sure they stay in your life.” ~Mara Brock Akil American screenwriter and television producer Mara Brock Akil was born on this day in 1970.
Random Quote for May 26, 2023
“You can be pleased with nothing if you are not pleased with yourself.” ~Lady Mary Wortley Montagu English aristocrat, writer, and poet Lady Mary Wortley Montagu was baptized on this day in 1689.
And Now For Something Different
(C) 2023, JJ Shaun First Reader and I spent the last few days house-sitting for friends. When their original house-sitter fell through, they reached out and asked if we’d be willing to look after their house and the animals on their ranch. So, here we are, looking after a couple dozen chickens, two horses, three … Continue reading And Now For Something Different
Random Quote for May 24, 2023
"Every failure is a step to success." ~William Whewell English polymath, scientist, Anglican priest, philosopher, theologian, and historian of science William Whewell was born on this day in 1794.
Random Quote for May 23, 2023
“This life is yours. Take the power to choose what you want to do and do it well. Take the power to love what you want in life and love it honestly. Take the power to walk in the forest and be a part of nature. Take the power to control your own life. No … Continue reading Random Quote for May 23, 2023
Random Quote for May 22, 2023
“Acceptance, under someone else’s terms, is worse than rejection.” ~Mary Cassatt American painter and printmaker Mary Cassatt was born on this day in 1844.