Over the past week or so, with all the rain we've gotten, I've been doing a great deal of reading. No, C'mon, you remember... not that thing we used to have to do for school, but the pure and simple feeling of losing yourself in a story, fiction or non-fiction. I re-awoken that feeling in … Continue reading The ‘Lost Generation’: The Sun Also Rises
In honor of his birthday, later this week on March 22nd, I'm re-reading 'Hondo', by one of my favorite authors, Louis L'Amour. http://www.louislamour.com/aboutlouis/index.html
Doctors and nurses ran frantically into and out of the small room I found myself in. I had never seen such organized chaos from my place in the hospital bed. Little did I know it then, but I had just traveled the longest, most expensive 50 miles, by ambulance to the nearest hospital. In weeks … Continue reading Dude, Not Cool…
"OF ALL THE THINGS which man can do or make here below, by far the most momentous, wonderful, and worthy are the things we call books." - Thomas Carlyle "Thomas Carlyle was a Scottish philosopher, satirical writer, essayist, translator, historian, mathematician, and teacher. Considered one of the most important social commentators of his time, he … Continue reading Scottish Philosopher & Badass: Thomas Carlyle
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"...I don't think he was ever happy unless some one was in love with him...helping him to explain himself, promising him something..."
"Knowing how to be solitary is central to the art of loving. When we can be alone, we can be with others without using them as a means of escape." -Gloria Jean Watkins aka bell hooks
You will never be happy if you continue to search for what happiness consists of. You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life. Albert Camus
"Suddenly, I felt the cold metal of a Browning automatic against my head. The hammer was back, and the safety was off. I knew that the slightest pressure from his finger would mean the end for me... (And) I wasn't ready to die."