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Welcome, Winter Solstice

Sunday , 21, December 2014 Comments Off on Welcome, Winter Solstice

“In winter we lead a more inward life. Our hearts are warm and cheery, like cottages under drifts, whose windows and doors are half concealed, but from whose chimneys the smoke cheerfully ascends.” – Henry David Thoreau  

It was on this date in 1963, around 12:30 pm Central Time, that President John F. Kennedy was assassinated while riding in a motorcade in Dallas, Texas. It is one of those days in life that, if you were old enough to remember, you recall with startling clarity. I was 8 years old and I […]

More Is Not Always Better – The Gettysburg Address

Wednesday , 19, November 2014 Comments Off on More Is Not Always Better – The Gettysburg Address

It was on this date in 1863 that President Abraham Lincoln, speaking at the dedication of the Soldiers’ National Cemetery in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, delivered the Gettysburg Address. It was around noon that day when a crowd of some 15,000 gathered on a hill that overlooked the battlefield where a scant four and half months earlier […]

A photographer in my photography circle on Google+ posted a photo she took of the first part of this Ralph Waldo Emerson quote printed on a piece of paper tacked to the wall in a closed mental health facility. It caught my attention because I have loved this quote since I first came across it […]

Memorable Quotes

Monday , 9, December 2013 Comments Off on Memorable Quotes

“Last night I stayed up late playing poker with Tarot cards. I got a full house and four people died.” – Steven Wright

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