25 July 2011

Monday's Musing

"We can be absolutely certain only about things we do not understand" - Eric Hoffer

I often go to
thinkexist.com and peruse the quotes there, and they always have quotes by people whose birthdays are on that given day. Today was Eric Hoffer's birthday, and since I was impressed by the quote given (above, and perfect for #1 Son), I went to his page and read a few more. And then some more. And then more, until I had read everything. Wow. Although I had a vague recollection of the name, I have never read any of his works. My next resolution is to remedy that.

I continue to play catch-up. I think I'm going to get pretty close in the next few days, which is good, because more madness is coming. But my second resolution is to post more about it. :)

Have a great week!!


18 July 2011

Monday's Musing

"For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others." - Nelson Mandela

Happy birthday, Nelson Mandela!

Have a great week, everyone! I will be back soon with nooz. :)


11 July 2011

Monday's Musing

What a slacker I've been! So much has been going on that I completely forgot it was Monday (every day is the same when the kids are out of school and you work from home). So, in honor (?) of being late, today's thought:

"Wisdom too often never comes, and so one ought not to reject it merely because it comes late." - Felix Frankfurter

I'm getting my April July!!! (see how absent minded I am?!) club shipments together and I can't wait for my club members to see them!!!

Have a fabulous week!


04 July 2011

Monday's Musing - Happy Birthday USA!

Here I was celebrating and I forgot it was Monday! Oops.

So in honor of the day...

"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. That to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed. That whenever any form of government becomes destructive to these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their safety and happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shown that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such government, and to provide new guards for their future security." - from the
Declaration of Independence

I love to read it every year on the fourth. Happy birthday, USA!