Tag: Quote

Jan 24

December 2014 – Quote of the Month

For disappearing acts, it’s hard to beat what happens to the eight hours supposedly left after eight of sleep and eight of work. ~Doug Larson

Jan 12

November 2014 – Quote of the Month

Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies, in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed. This world in arms is not spending money alone. It is spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its …

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Dec 30

The Nightmare Before Christmas

Shelob

Whereas others have decorated their house for the winter holidays – namely, christmas, we’ve kept the arachnid Halloween decorations up in our entryway – Cirith Ungol (Sindarin for Spider’s Cleft, or Pass of the Spider). All Photos by Yours Truly – Glen Green. Click on images to see larger versions. In a ravine she lived, …

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Nov 17

October 2014 – Quote of the Month

There is a child in every one of us who is still a trick-or-treater looking for a brightly-lit front porch. ~Robert Brault

Oct 06

September 2014 – Quote of the Month

Remember your humanity, and forget the rest. ~ Bertrand Russell

Sep 08

August 2014 – Quote of the Month

It’s a most distressing affliction to have a sentimental heart and a skeptical mind. ~ Naguib Mahfouz

Aug 04

July 2014 – Quote of the Month

Always do what you are afraid to do. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Jul 31

Ghostly Gettysburg

Haunted Gettysburg Tours

I had an occasion to visit Gettysburg Pennsylvania this weekend for a little R&R. As expected, the area is rich in history and amazing stories: tragic and heroic. But I was also amazed how swamped the area is with ghost stories. The first hint came when it was posted on Facebook that we were going …

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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

Mar 20

February 2014 – Quote of the Month

A man will be imprisoned in a room with a door that’s unlocked and opens inwards; as long as it does not occur to him to pull rather than push. – Ludwig Wittgenstein

Feb 02

January 2014 – Quote of the Month

I want to grow old without facelifts… I want to have the courage to be loyal to the face I’ve made. Sometimes I think it would be easier to avoid old age, to die young, but then you’d never complete your life, would you? You’d never wholly know you. – Marilyn Monroe

Jan 28

The Desolation of Peter Jackson

The Hobbit the Desolation of Smaug, gold, dragon, Bilbo, movie

The Shadow of the Past As part of my considerable Lord of the Rings collection, I have the Minds Eye audio adaptation of the books. In the first few chapters of the collection, the rendition includes Elves speaking. – Speaking with pitched Keebler Elves voices. At that moment, an aficionado of the book can instantly …

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Jan 19

December 2013 – Quote of the Month

Most people don’t grow up. Most people age. They find parking spaces, honor their credit cards, get married, have children, and call that maturity. What that is, is aging. – Maya Angelou

Dec 28

Novembor 2013 – Quote of the Month

Most of our pocket wisdom is conceived for the use of mediocre people, to discourage them from ambitious attempts, and generally console them in their mediocrity. – Robert Louis Stevensons

Nov 14

October 2013 – Quote of the Month

I have always found it quaint and rather touching that there is a movement [Libertarians] in the US that thinks Americans are not yet selfish enough. – Christopher Hitchens

Oct 27

All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others

Animal Farm Pig and Barn Wall commandments

Increasingly, politics leaves me infuriated. The October GOP induced government shut down and threatened debt ceiling default had me almost shaking with anger. This is a self inflicted wound that is the result of so many wrongs ranging from the control of the popular media by the rich few to political gerrymandering. I’m afraid that …

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