Saturday, December 26, 2020

Weekend Whimsy

The shortest distance between two points is a straight line, but the long and winding road has the better soundtrack.


Watercolor by Joan Brault


Sunday, December 20, 2020

Sunday Sermonette

 It is rare that we achieve happiness by increasing our supply of something that has nothing to do with it. 



Robert Brault 

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Wednesday Wildcard

The surest way to get the recognition you deserve is to be the principal supplier of it. 




Robert Brault 

Sunday, December 13, 2020

Sunday Sermonette

  I went to a party once where I never met the host, never knew if I was a guest or the entertainment, and had to leave while others were still arriving -- or so it seems when I look back on my life.



Robert Brault

Sunday, December 6, 2020

Sunday Sermonette

  The hardest thing about reliving the past

       Is reassembling the original cast.




Robert Brault


Sunday, November 29, 2020

Sunday Sermonette

 It is amazing the relationship you can build on just being two people willing to take a chance.




Robert Brault

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Wednesday Wildcard

  When things are bleak, and people say, "You must accept reality," I tell them, "Sorry, I already accepted reality back when things were brighter."




Robert Brault

Sunday, November 15, 2020

Sunday Sermonette

 You can look at optimism and pessimism as two different outfits in your closet, and you decide each morning which one you're going to wear.





Robert Brault

Sunday, November 8, 2020

Sunday Sermonette

  Happiness is that occasional moment when we forget what we deserve and let what we have be temporarily enough.




Robert Brault

Thursday, November 5, 2020

Thursday Tickler

 It is a valuable friend who will not put up with your nonsense.


Robert Brault

Sunday, November 1, 2020

Sunday Sermonette

  Life gives us, as a rule, the unhappiness we can live with and the happiness we can't live without.


Robert Brault

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Wednesday Wildcard

 You can regret and apologize, or you can wait until it's too late to apologize and regret that, too.




Robert Brault

Sunday, October 25, 2020

Sunday Sermonette

  Better that love sometimes breaks your heart than never identifies itself at all.



Robert Brault

Thursday, October 22, 2020

Thursday Tickler

 There is a difference between denying reality and avoiding it whenever possible. 




Robert Brault

Monday, October 19, 2020

Monday Musing

  How fleeting life would be, were it not for the endless hours, and how endless, were it not for the fleeting years. 




Robert Brault

Friday, October 16, 2020

Friday Flyer

 There's nothing like being understood to make you realize that what you really wanted was to be liked. 



Robert Brault 

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Tuesday Tickler

  As a great sage once said to me, "Listen if you're an apple, don't try to be an orange.  It can lead to a life of fruitlessness." 




Robert Brault 

Sunday, October 11, 2020

Sunday Sermonette

 Remember, it wouldn't be called moral courage if your friends and neighbors were all behind you.


Anno Hernandez. ACU Blogs

Robert Brault 

Friday, October 9, 2020

Friday Flyer

 It is hard to respond to ignorance, since it rarely has any questions.


 

Robert Brault 

Sunday, October 4, 2020

Sunday Sermonette

             Sometimes a silent hug is the only thing to say.



 

Robert Brault 

Sunday, September 27, 2020

Sunday Sermonette

 Never expect to get a moment to plan your day unless you plan the moment.

 


~~ Robert Brault

Friday, September 25, 2020

Friday Flyer

  It is the worst trade we make in life -- who we are for what we want.

 


 
~~ Robert Brault

Sunday, September 20, 2020

Sunday Sermonette

 Of course, one answer to always having your worst fears realized is to start substituting action for fear.

 


~~ Robert Brault

Thursday, September 17, 2020

Thursday Tickler

 Nothing makes you a good and decent person like having friends who stubbornly operate under that assumption.




~~ Robert Brault

Sunday, September 13, 2020

Sunday Sermonette

It is a shame when people of shared values form an allegiance and then proceed to sacrifice their values to the allegiance.




~~ Robert Brault

Thursday, September 10, 2020

Thursday Tickler

It is usually not helpful to cry out, "We're doomed.  Doomed, I tell you!" unless you can propose a solution based on that premise.




~~ Robert Brault

Sunday, September 6, 2020

Sunday Sermonette

Problem is, you can mistake evil for ignorance, and waste your time trying to educate it.




~~ Robert Brault

Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Wednesday Wildcard

 I have found, when judging people, that it's best to wait until morning and judge them on the evidence of a good night's sleep.




~~ Robert Brault

Sunday, August 30, 2020

Sunday Sermonette

 There is no law that says the things that make your day can't be every bit as trivial as the things that ruin it.



~~ Robert Brault

Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Wednesday Wildcard

 What if God had created Eve first and only then assessed the need for a helpmate?




~~ Robert Brault

Friday, August 21, 2020

Friday Flyer

It's not about finding fun things to do. It's about finding someone in whose company it's all fun.




~~ Robert Brault

Monday, August 17, 2020

Monday Musing

If there is a hard-won ability I would wish to take into a second life, it is the ability to recognize tomorrow's regret in today's excuse.




~~ Robert Brault

Friday, August 14, 2020

Friday Flyer

I hear them whispered in the shade
And drifting softly in the glade,
The doubts of those who've never swayed,
The prayers of those who've never prayed.


by Herckeim in Deviant Art


~~ Robert Brault

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Wednesday Wisdom

You learn this about judging people -- that the facts of a person's life can be rearranged to tell a thousand lies... and more than one true story.




~~ Robert Brault

Sunday, August 9, 2020

Sunday Sermonette

 What is a human being but a private soul hiding behind a public mask, asking for a little understanding.



~~ Robert Brault

Sunday, August 2, 2020

Sunday Sermonette

Nothing so much lies in the eye of the beholder as the willingness to behold.



~~ Robert Brault

Saturday, July 25, 2020

The Eternal Optimist

On the one hand, it's been a summer of protest, pandemic and economic hardship.  On the other hand, the fresh corn is starting to come in.



~~ Robert Brault

Monday, June 29, 2020

Monday Musing

"I love to return to a summer place where nothing over the years has changed, except that the walk to the jetty used to be shorter and the shadows on the
                                                      sand slimmer."




~~ Robert Brault

Sunday, June 28, 2020

Sunday Sermonette

It is important when judging others to distinguish between a character flaw and a universal human weakness.



~~ Robert Brault

Friday, June 26, 2020

Friday Flyers

The best thing about being able to read minds or interpret body language is that you know when you're appreciated.

From the classifieds: "Bundle of good intentions seeks mind reader."




~~ Robert Brault

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Tuesday Tickler

One thing you can learn from your dog is when to go lie under the dining room table and await developments.




~~ Robert Brault


Sunday, June 21, 2020

Sunday Sermonette

I find that when I act like the person I wish to become, the person I am tends to grudgingly follow along.



~~ Robert Brault

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Wednesday Wildcard

There are many ways to become more knowledgeable, but it remains a mystery how you go about becoming more ignorant.


~~ Robert Brault

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Tuesday Tickler

It is never too late, which is too bad, because it would get an awful lot of people started.


~~ Robert Brault

Sunday, June 14, 2020

Sunday Sermonette

One thing you come to realize is that there is little correlation between happiness and any material reason for it.


~~ Robert Brault

Friday, June 12, 2020

Friday Flyer

The surest proof that a preventive measure is working is that you're starting to think it was unnecessary.


~~ Robert Brault

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Wednesday Wildcard

Politics is a game of chess in which every so often the pawns refuse to be sacrificed.


~~ Robert Brault

Sunday, June 7, 2020

Sunday Sermonette

There is a point where the evil condoned by otherwise good people begins to strain the meaning of otherwise.
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~~ Robert Brault

Friday, June 5, 2020

Friday Flyer

You only get one life, so it's probably worth the effort to make it a life you'd be willing to put your name on.



~~ Robert Brault

Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Wednesday Wildcard

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step, as does a journey of a single step.


~~ Robert Brault

Sunday, May 31, 2020

Sunday Sermonette

If the challenges of life waited for you to be ready for them, they wouldn't, of course, be called challenges.

"Sailboat In A Storm" ~~ Mia Hansen

~~ Robert Brault