Maybe it’s the rain or the fact the last four days have been chock full of activities (all fun, all different), but my brain is tired.

I’ve been trying to get back in the groove of blogging regularly but I’m more fixated on my long fiction, sewing a new wardrobe and listening to Regency romances as a change of pace. I’d forgotten that I went for several years immersed in froth from Georgette Heyer and George Macdonald Fraser novels that could be consumed mindlessly like snacks.

I dug around in my multi-gigabytes of saved documents and came up with these words of wisdom, since I don’t have anything original or pithy or wise to share right now. Plus, my keyboard is acting weird. Then there’s the dandelions springing up in the lawn that I have to decapitate with my Japanese knife. Oops – squirrel!


“The truth of the matter is that you always know the right thing to do. The hard part is doing it.” –Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf

“Some people change their ways when they see the light; others when they feel the heat.” —Milwaukee Journal

“Lose your dreams and you’ll lose your mind.” –lyric from “Ruby Tuesday,” Rolling Stones

“The nice thing about egotists is that they don’t talk about other people.” –Lucille S. Harper

“The remarkable thing about fearing God is that when you fear God you fear nothing else, whereas if you do not fear God you fear everything else.”–Oswald Chambers

“The Bible tells us to love our neighbors, and also to love our enemies; probably because they are generally the same people.” — G.K. Chesterton

“If you read history you will find that the Christians who did the most for the present world were just those who thought most of the next.” –C.S. Lewis

“The family is the essential presence–the thing that never leaves you, even if you have to leave it.” –Bill Buford, in The New Yorker

“Fear and hope are alike underneath.” –Richard Ford, Independence Day

“We cannot escape fear. We can only transform it into a companion that accompanies us on all our exciting adventures.” –Susan Jeffers

 “The difference between fact and fiction? Fiction has to make sense.” –Tom Clancy

“The good ended happily, and the bad unhappily. That is what ‘fiction’ means.” — Oscar Wilde

“A true friend is one who overlooks your failures and tolerates your successes. — United Feature Syndicate

“When you hear a kind word spoken about a friend, tell him so.” — H. Jackson Brown, Jr., Life’s Little Instruction Book

“The greatest gift you can give another is the purity of your attention.” — Richard Moss, M.D.

“We cherish our friends not for their ability to amuse us, but for ours to amuse them.” — Evelyn Waugh

“The best way not to have people in your way is to let them into your heart.” — Alessandro Pronzato

“Friendship is like money, easier made than kept.” — Samuel Butler