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”


  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


“‘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


“He had entered by then the broad, human path of inconsistencies.”
Joseph Conrad, Victory

Remembering August 9, 1974

“Hugh, it worked. Thank God it [U.S. Constitution] worked.”

——Chief Justice Warren Burger to Senator Hugh Scott, Pennsylvania

Thursday Morning: Year 66

“I have ventured. . .This many summers in a sea of glory,

But far beyond my depth. . . .”

—-Shakespeare,  King Henry V

March 21, 1965: Remember The Bridge

“Something’s happening here. What it is ain’t exactly clear. There’s a man with a gun over there. . . .”

—Stephen Stills, “For What It’s Worth”