Tag: Passings

Aug 29

The Dreamers of Dreams

Willy Wonka and the Oompa Loompas

I really know next to nothing about the man Gene Wilder who died today at the age of 83.   We are the music makers… and we are the dreamers of dreams. ~ Willy Wonka But I do know that he left an indelible glowing and warm memory in my childhood: that of Willy Wonka …

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Apr 14

March 2016 – Quote of the Month

“Go in peace! I will not say: do not weep; for not all tears are an evil.” ~J.R.R. Tolkien, The Return of the King

Jul 14

June 2014 – Quote of the Month

Sherman made the terrible discovery that men make about their fathers sooner or later… that the man before him was not an aging father but a boy, a boy much like himself, a boy who grew up and had a child of his own and, as best he could, out of a sense of duty …

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Jun 15

May 2014 – Quote of the Month

Overheard at a gravesite: “And they all said ’I’m sorry for your loss,’ as if you were someone who could ever be taken from me. – Robert Brault,

May 10

April 2014 – Quote of the Month

The best portion of a good man’s life is his little, nameless unremembered acts of kindness and love. ― William Wordsworth

May 10

March 2014 – Quote of the Month

“I will not say, do not weep, for not all tears are an evil.” – J.R.R. Tolkien

Mar 20

A Hard and Bitter Winter

… But today is the start of Spring and may it bloom all the greener.   In this hour, I do not believe that any darkness will endure. ― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Return of the King

Jun 06

The Sound of Summer Running

Ray Bradbury books - R is for Rocket, The Martian Chronicles, Dandelion Wine, The Illustrated Man, S is for Space, From the Dust Returned - Photo by Glen Green

I learned today that Ray Bradbury, my second favorite author, died on June 5th. He was 91. As Tolkien was to fantasy, so Ray Bradbury was to science fiction – both popularized their genres. And like Tolkien, Bradbury wrote prose like it was poetry. I still have the old, well loved books and even now, on …

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