Monday, September 30, 2013


…Since you haven’t said, I’m going to go ahead and assume you had the best weekend ever.

…It’s been raining cats and dogs and water buffaloes here.  And the wind is threatening to take out a few dozen trees, but other than that, it’s just paradise.

…The “Breaking Bad” finale did not disappoint.  It was simply genius, just as it has been every episode.  The only sad thing is it’s over.  All hail Vince Gilligan.
A writer at The Huffington Post had this to day about the show’s conclusion:
“This is more than the end of a TV series. It's a cultural moment, arriving as the show has logged record ratings, bagged a best-drama Emmy and even scored this week's cover of The New Yorker magazine….”

…Anyway, even fawning.
Here are some things I like at the start of the week:

"I wrote this book for a sense of personal satisfaction. Just like taking a good photograph or painting a picture or playing a good golf game or something, it's the thing in itself that justifies it." William H. Rehnquist, (1924-) American Supreme Court Chief Justice

"Sometimes it's hard to chase your dreams." Scott McClanahan

"I think I'd like to be remembered as someone who beat the odds through just plain determination. ... that I persevered. Because I think that being somewhat of a pest to life, constantly plaguing and pursuing, will bring results." Sylvester Stallone

"There is great power in a resolution that has no reservations in it
--a strong, persistent, tenacious purpose-- which burns all bridges behind it and which clears all obstacles from its path and arrives at its goal, no matter how long it may take, no matter what the sacrifice or the cost."
-- Orison Sweet Marden

"No man can hope to accomplish anything great in this world until he throws his whole soul, flings the force of his whole life, into it.  It is not enough simply to have a general desire to accomplish something.  There is but one way to do that; and that is, to try to be somebody with all the concentrated energy we can muster." Orison Sweet Marden

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