Monthly Archives: October 2021

A Road Less Traveled

”I suggest to you that the only books that influence us are those for which we are ready, and which have gone a little farther down our particular path than we have yet got ourselves. I suggest to you, furthermore, that when you feel that you could almost have written the book yourself — that’s the moment when it’s influencing you.” ~ E.M. Forster,  I stumbled … Continue reading A Road Less Traveled »

Sunny Day Spirits

“The Sun, with all those planets revolving around it and dependent on it, can still ripen a bunch of grapes as if it had nothing else in the universe to do.” ~ Galileo Galilei For those who’ve never seen Seattle on a clear, sunny day, it’s really quite something. Mountains frame the city, Olympics to the west and Cascades to the east. Mt. Rainer looms … Continue reading Sunny Day Spirits »

The Hundred Year Perspective

“The little bit you and me might change the world,” Malloy smiled, “It wouldn’t show up until a hundred years after we were dead. We’d never see it, but it’d be there.”  ― James Jones, From Here to Eternity 💐 I found these picture of my grandparents from 100 years ago. It reminded me how they survived their troubled times and what lessons can be … Continue reading The Hundred Year Perspective »

And the Wisdom to Know the Difference

“If you aren’t in over your head, how do you know how tall you are?” ~ T.S. Eliot  There are days when life seems much too unmanageable, When the ‘fate gods‘ have all conspired against me, When my powerlessness really pisses me off, When the Serenity Prayer is wholly undecipherable to me. Days in which it seems I’m in way, way over my head. On … Continue reading And the Wisdom to Know the Difference »