Tuesday, May 23, 2023

Final Thought

 What happiness it is...

 after a day of seeking advantage in the world...

 to come home to someone over whom the last thing in the world you would ever seek...

is an advantage.

Saturday, May 20, 2023

Weekend Wildcard

 "It's important to listen carefully.  It keeps things from getting into your head that you may later mistake for your opinion." 

Wednesday, May 17, 2023

Wistful Wednesday

 "It is said that nothing lasts forever, but there are moments in our lives when we think something will, and it is the memory of those moments...



         ...that lasts forever." 

Monday, May 15, 2023

Monday Musing

 "It seems, in youth, that everything we do is practice for the real thing, a rehearsal for some future grand debut.  And then the years go by, and we look back and realize that the practice was the real thing, the rehearsal the grand debut."

~~ from my book A Few For The Road

Monday, May 8, 2023

Monday Musings

Questions For The Home Commute

"Did I make some complicated thing simple today, or did I make some simple thing complicated?"

"Was it wise to spend another day trying to accomplish Thing B as a means of accomplishing Thing A?"

"What are the things in my life I most cherish, and what did I do today to cherish them?"

~~ from my book A Few For The Road

Friday, April 28, 2023

Friday Flyer

 "You learn this -- that no situation in life that tests your patience is going to test just some of it."

Sunday, April 23, 2023

Sunday Sermonette

I had this dream.  It was my memorial service, and a friend said, "He was a person of good intention and sincere regret unfairly judged by his actions," and I'm thinking, "Yes!" 

Tuesday, April 18, 2023

Thoughtful Tuesday

 "Most sinners know who their forgivers will be, and that, more than anything, is what makes it a sin."

Sunday, April 16, 2023

Weekend Wildcard

 "One of the great frustrations of knowing history is having those who do not know history drag you back into it."


Wednesday, April 12, 2023

Wednesday Whimsy

 There's nothing like someone saying, "You're smarter than that" to make you wonder what other unfounded rumors might be circulating about you.

Thursday, April 6, 2023

Thursday Thought

No matter how varied and complex our daily responsibilities, at the end of the day Mother Nature has just one question for us:  "What life did you nurture today?"

Saturday, April 1, 2023

Sunday Sermonette

 What a treasure is a person of true self-esteem, who need not be humored or appeased,

  who does not see disagreement as a personal affront or agreement as a show of weakness, 

 who does not feel threatened by the honest aspirations of others,

         who does not mistake pride for honor, or prejudice for principle, or privilege for merit. 

 With such a person, conversation is possible; compromise is possible, and, dare we hope, even common civility is possible. 


Friday, March 31, 2023

Friday Flyer

 A phrase you hear a lot these days is, "You're overthinking this," which, to be honest, is not something I've noticed to be that widespread a problem.

Monday, March 27, 2023

Monday Musing

  "You come to realize - while there is still time, hopefully - that your potential for happiness is a vast virgin land, your current comfort zone just an encampment at its edge."

Wednesday, March 22, 2023

Wednesday Whimsy

 "A good rule of thumb for determining what's really important in life is that you wouldn't trade it in on a new one."

Saturday, March 18, 2023

The Ladder of Hope

    A Mind to rule the brain,

A Spirit to fire the mind,

A Heart to temper the spirit,

A Soul to guide the heart,

A Grace to nourish the soul.

Thursday, March 16, 2023

Thoughtful Thursday

  "There is nothing owed with so little sense of debt, and given with so little thought of repayment, as a happy childhood."

Sunday, March 12, 2023

*See Below

"The stars in their myriad constellations:  a trillion asterisks and no explanations."

Wednesday, March 8, 2023

Wednesday Wildcard

  "I've learned this about making a good first impression -- that obviously trying to do so works better than obviously not trying."

Saturday, March 4, 2023

Ah, Wistfulness!

  "I love to go down to the open sea 

For the solitude -- and the company."

Thursday, March 2, 2023

Thoughtful Thursday

 "If I choose to believe that we're all God's children, it's because I'm darn sure it's all or none."

Monday, February 27, 2023

Monday Musing

 "I don't know that love conquers all, but it conquers a lot, and a little forgiveness usually does for the rest."