Monthly Archives: November 2013

Happy Thanksgiving!

I am thankful today for friends and family, and especially my dear readers…you make life a joy! To those who will be celebrating, I hope you and yours have a wonderful day recalling your blessings and you don’t over-stuff yourselves. … Continue reading

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Epictetus Says…

“The key is to keep company only with people who uplift you, whose presence calls forth your best.” The key is to keep company only with people who uplift you, whose presence calls forth your best. Read more at http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/topics/topic_motivational.html#stQPjbZGMYpRzLyK.99Continue reading

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Benjamin Franklin Says…

“The U.S. Constitution doesn’t guarantee happiness, only the pursuit of it. You have to catch up with it yourself.”

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What I Am Reading: Nov 12, 2013

In honor of Veterans Day, yesterday, I started reading Richard Rubin‘s The Last of the Doughboys: The Forgotten Generation and Their Forgotten World War (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013). I purchased this book approximately 2 months ago after seeing Mr. Rubin … Continue reading

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NaBloPoMo #7: Opera in the Corn Fields

The Redhead and I attended a live performance of the Metropolitan Opera in New York today. However, we enjoyed it from the wonderful Hettenhausen Center for the Arts (“The Hett”) on the campus of McKendree University in historic Lebanon, Illinois, … Continue reading

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NaBloPoMo #6: My Current Ink Collection

I snapped this pic of my current ink collection a few weeks ago for one of the photography threads on the Fountain Pen Network. Prior to this I had never counted my inks or even put them in one place … Continue reading

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