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Karen Blixen (Isak Dineson): “I think all sorrows can be borne if you put them into a story or tell a story about them.”

0 Comments January 7, 2018

I am not a novelist, really not even a writer; I am a storyteller. One of my friends said about me that I think all sorrows can be borne if you put them into a story or tell a story about them, and perhaps this is not entirely untrue. To me, the explanation of life […]

Herbert Swope on the formulas for success and failure

0 Comments February 18, 2016

“I cannot give you the formula for success, but I can give you the formula for failure, which is: Try to please everybody.”  – Herbert Swope

Quotable: “An inconvenience is only an adventure wrongly considered…”

0 Comments August 11, 2015

“An adventure is only an inconvenience rightly considered. An inconvenience is only an adventure wrongly considered.”— G.K. Chesterton, “On Running After One’s Hat.”

Famous Last Words

0 Comments July 8, 2014

Here’s a little Web 1.0 curiosity that for some reason always manages to stick around in my text files. It’s macabre, and I haven’t verified the authenticity of any of them, but it’s interesting nonetheless. -N Thomas Jefferson–still survives… ~~ John Adams, US President, d. July 4, 1826 (Actually, Jefferson had died earlier that same […]

0 Comments November 4, 2013

“That guy you used to be, he’s still in the car. He’ll always be in the car. Just don’t let him drive.” — The one and only Mr. Vedder (Mueller) (Severson)  

Shoe Event Horizon

0 Comments December 31, 2012

Many years ago this was a thriving, happy planet – people, cities, shops, a normal world. Except that on the high streets of these cities there were slightly more shoe shops than one might have thought necessary. And slowly, insidiously, the number of the shoe shops were increasing. It’s a well-known economic phenomenon but tragic […]

The House was Quiet and the World was Calm~~Wallace Stevens

0 Comments July 28, 2011

Wallace Stevens is a relatively recent addition to the hallowed mental halls of poets I love. In fact, I fell in love with his poetry right around the same time I fell in love with another man from Connecticut. (Wink.) And like all poets and writers I love, I get defensive of where and how […]