“All understanding begins with our not accepting the world as it appears.”~Susan Sontag American writer, filmmaker, philosopher, teacher, and political activist Susan Sontag was born on this day in 1933.
“Just get a bag and drop a dream in it, and you'll be surprised what happens.”~Charles Nelson Reilly American actor, comedian, director, and drama teacher Charles Nelson Reilly was born on this day in 1931.
Now that the old storage unit is cleared out, we can begin to look to the task ahead—cleaning up the remains of our life before the wildfire. The last time First Reader and I went up with a couple of friends, we were only able to investigate a few to several feet in from the … Continue reading Rebuilding the Dream, Pt 14
This was another week we didn’t make it up the mountain. I can blame it on the holidays, but I’m not sure that’s entirely true. The short week, and the latest covid surge, meant many places were still encouraging online business, so I took advantage of it. When I worked in corporate America, I used … Continue reading Rebuilding the Dream, Pt 12
“Its Christmas Eve! Its the one night of the year when we all act a little nicer, we smile a little easier, we cheer a little more. For a couple of hours out of the whole year, we are the people that we always hoped we would be.”~Bill Murray
We haven’t made it up the mountain yet this week. With the holidays coming and the donation site we’ve been using getting ready to close, we haven’t had the chance. OK, that and the December chill that makes my bones ache in the cold, along with the snow that makes finding anything more complicated. Most … Continue reading Rebuilding the Dream, Pt 11
My days have gotten busy since I’ve “recovered” from covid. First Reader and I divide our time bouncing between digging through the remains of our home, cleaning out my mother’s storage unit (while deciding what to keep and what to donate), spending time with our dogs who are with our dog sitter, and helping take … Continue reading Rebuilding the Dream, Pt 9
“The most damaging phrase in the language is: ‘It’s always been done that way.’”~Grace Hopper American computer scientist and United States Navy rear admiral Grace Hopper was born in 1906.
“Expose yourself to your deepest fear; after that, fear has no power, and the fear of freedom shrinks and vanishes. You are free.”~Jim Morrison American singer, songwriter, and poet Jim Morrison was born on this day in 1943.
“It does not matter much whom we live with in this world, but it matters a great deal whom we dream of.”~Willa Cather American writer Willa Cather was born on this day in 1873.