Category Archives: Words To The Wise OR Not

August 9, 1945!—72 Years and Counting

“Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds.”

—–Bhagavad-Gita

Birthday Plus One: 2018

“Survivors seem to function best
When peril is at hand
Where the song of the ocean
Meets a salty piece of land”

——-Jimmy Buffett, “A Salty Piece of Land”

Magnolia River 7/2/2017

“It was not a dream—it all happened. . . I was actually there in person. . . .”

—Mark Twain

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163 Years and Counting

“The Senate is now composed of a different material from what it once was. Its glory hath departed. Its halls no longer echo the words of a Clay, or Webster, or Calhoun . . . the void is felt.”

—-Mark Twain, February 1854.

Sancho Panza and Dulcinea Looking for Love

“Of what use is the moon if you don’t have the night?
Of what use is a windmill with no Quixote left who’ll fight?”

——Carlos Varela, “Walls and Doors”

Monday Morning Blues

"Lightnin' Hopkins and a pentatonic scale
Some things under heaven are just cooler 'n hell"
            ----Ray Wylie Hubbard,"Cooler'n Hell"

Hurricane Season: Day 1, 2017

“And now I must confess,
I could use some rest.
I can’t run at this pace very long.
Yes, it’s quite insane,
I think it hurts my brain”

—– Jimmy Buffett, “Trying To Reason With Hurricane Season”

REMEMBER

  1. The value of time
  2. The success of perseverance
  3. The pleasure of working
  4. The dignity of simplicity
  5. The worth of character
  6. The power of kindness
  7. The influence of example
  8. The obligation of duty
  9. The wisdom of economy
  10. The virtue of patience
  11. The improvement of talent
  12. The joy of originating

“The Trainer’s Daily Dozen”, from D. Wayne Lukas

CURRENT EVENTS

“‘A writing may be lost; a lie may be written; but what the eye has seen is truth and remains in the mind!'”

——–Joseph Conrad, “The Lagoon”

 

May 4, 1970: THE REAL MAY DAY

“They say it’s very pretty in Ohio this time of year.”

—- Zonker Harris, “Doonesbury” by Garry Trudeau