Age-old Old Age

I met a gentleman recently who really made me take a step back. During my childhood, I was taught to respect my elders. I respected them so much, in fact, that I refused to question the validity and quality of their words and actions. Not always the best of scenarios, though I can say that I

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That Shakespeare, though…

What pith. What sagacity. He would definitely be on my list of people to sit next to at a dinner party. Reality in our midst.   All the world’s a stage, And all the men and women merely players; They have their exits and their entrances, And one man in his time plays many parts,

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In politics, as in religion, it is equally absurd to aim at making proselytes by fire and sword. Heresies in either can rarely be cured by persecution.

Alexander Hamilton

That Cool Spring Morning

That cool spring morning When we first took a walk Was electric, like magic To the creative soul.   The early morning sun, First stretching its arms Over the nearest of the lakes, The boat houses, the docks.   Mist from the water Rising around the ducks And geese, their droppings notwithstanding. Peace itself.

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A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.

Winston Churchill

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