Friday, July 31, 2015


…It’s a hot Friday here.  Sizzling, actually.  I like it.

…I just finished picking blueberries for five hours.  Really, five hours.  I picked 22 pounds today.  I’m nearing 200 pounds.  That’s about fifty pounds over my own weight.

…Here are some things I like for the weekend:

-“Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.” Samuel Beckett

-"We live in this weird society lately where if somebody isn't someone’s cup of tea, they want to ban it. People don't say anymore, 'That's not for me.' They go, 'That shouldn't be for anyone. [Your perspective comes from] you and your experience, and your history, and you have to accept that. You have to know that your opinion can't be policy." Sarah Silverman

-“We come into this world crying while all around us are smiling.  May we so live that we go out of this world smiling while everybody around us is weeping.”- Persian proverb

-“Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anybody else expects of you. Never excuse yourself. Never pity yourself. Be a hard master to yourself - and be lenient to everybody else.” Henry Ward Beecher
 -“I think we have special vision as writers according to whatever wounds we’ve suffered.  We have special vision to see people who are also suffering those same wounds.” Beckett
-“Each of us, if we would grow, must be committed to excellence and to victory, even though we know complete victory cannot be obtained, it must be pursued with all one’s might. The championships, the money, the color; all of these things linger only in the memory.  It is the spirit, the will to excel, the will to win; these are the things that endure.”  Vince Lombardi
-“Goodness is a special kind of truth and beauty. It is truth and beauty in human behavior.”  H. A. Overstreet
-“True merit, like a river, the deeper it is, the less noise it makes.”  Lord Halifax
 -“The meaning of life is creative love. Not love as an inner feeling, as a private sentimental emotion, but love as a dynamic power moving out into the world and doing something original.” Tom Morris
-“The life that conquers is the life that moves with a steady resolution and persistence toward a predetermined goal. Those who succeed are those who have thoroughly learned the immense importance of plan in life, and the tragic brevity of time.”  W.J. Davison
 -“What you do speaks so loudly that I cannot hear what you say.” Ralph Waldo Emerson
 -“Every one of my books has killed me a little bit more.” Norman Mailer

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