The countdown begins. Tomorrow is the day our house construction is supposed to start. Last week, First Reader, Best Riding Buddy, and I took a motorcycle ride up to see our new home one more time and pinch ourselves again to make it feel real. (C) 2022, JJ ShaunFirst Reader by the front half of … Continue reading Rebuilding the Dream, Pt 104
“To experience sublime natural beauty is to confront the total inadequacy of language to describe what you see. Words cannot convey the scale of a view that is so stunning it is felt.” ~Eleanor Catton New Zealand novelist and screenwriter Eleanor Catton was born on this day in 1985.
“When all men think alike, no one thinks very much.” ~Walter Lippmann American writer, reporter, and political commentator Walter Lippmann was born on this day in 1889.
“Happiness is making the most of what you have, and riches is making the most of what you've got.” ~Rosamunde Pilcher British writer Rosamunde Pilcher was born on this day in 1924.
“Somebody, please!” the old man burst into the common room as Skrie and Malusk ate breakfast and discussed what to do with their day. “Those bandits took my Precious, please someone, help me.” He traveled from table to table, imploring the diners. The pair looked at each other, and Skrie shrugged at her friend. Her … Continue reading Precious
“But really, there are no coincidences. Coincidences are just other people’s choices, plans you don’t know about.” ~Elise Broach American writer Elise Broach was born on this day in 1963.
“There’s truth even in tainted knowledge, if one reads carefully.” ~N.K. Jemisin American science fiction and fantasy writer N.K. Jemisin was born on this day in 1972.
This week we spent part of a day on the property getting the last of the repairs done to our water system. The output valve had wholly melted away in the fire, along with about a foot of piping. (C) 2022, JJ ShaunThe outlet from our water cistern. Unfortunately, the original outlet was threaded PVC … Continue reading Rebuilding the Dream, Pt 103
“A library is infinity under a roof.” ~Gail Carson Levine American author Gail Carson Levine was born on this day in 1947.
“If you want to be proud of yourself, then do things in which you can take pride.” ~Karen Horney German psychoanalyst Karen Horney was born on this day in 1885.