Thursday, June 23, 2016


…I’m posting earlier than usual because tomorrow I’m heading to Portland/Vancouver to spend a few days with one of my favorite people.  It’s nice to have good friends who make you happy, and who you can be entirely comfortable and vulnerable around.
I hope you have a handful of those people yourself.

…I’ll leave you some things I like for an early weekend:

"Life's about friendships, the way you love your partner, the way you care for your children. That is what life is about. Not anything about earning a hundred zillion dollars because you toured America more than anyone else. I want life to be about creativity." Joe Strummer,

Former lead singer for the Clash rock band

"Would you sell both your eyes for a million dollars...or your two legs..or your hands...or your hearing? Add up what you do have, and you'll find you won't sell them for all the gold in the world. The best things in life are yours, if you can appreciate them." Dale Carnegie


"A prudent man will think more important what fate has conceded to him, than what it has denied."  Baltasar Gracian (1601-1658) Spanish Philosopher

"Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great." Mark Twain

"A professional is someone who can do his best work when he doesn't feel like it." Alistair Cooke

"If I have ever made any valuable discoveries, it has been owing more to patient attention than to any other talent." Isaac Newton

"He is a man of sense who does not grieve for what he has not, but rejoices in what he has." Epictetus (55-135 AD) Greek Philosopher

"Self-reverence, self-knowledge, self-control. These three alone lead to sovereign power."  Lord Alfred Tennyson

"I like living. I have sometimes been wildly, despairingly, acutely miserable, wracked with sorrow, but through it all I still know quite certainly that just to be alive is a grand thing." Agatha Christie

"Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see." Mark Twain

"Every man stamps his value on himself... man is made great or small by his own will." J.C.F. von Schiller

"Self-reverence, self-knowledge, self-control. These three alone lead to sovereign power."  Lord Alfred Tennyson

"Do good by stealth, and blush to find it fame."  Alexander Pope

"The grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love and something to hope for."  Joseph Addison

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