Death is the sound of distant thunder at a picnic. – W. H. Auden
If death meant just leaving the stage long enough to change costume and come back as a new character, would you slow down? Or speed up? – Chuck Palahniuk
Very predictable, but mildly entertaining. Many better ways to spend your time, but if you’re really tired or something, you could do worse.
Food equivalency: McDonald’s Fish Fillet
I’ve read several of McCullough’s books – The Great Bridge, Truman, Johnstown Flood. Always enjoyed them. I’ve been struggling a bit with this one. I don’t think it’s the book, I think I’m just tired of the subject. I just finished a biography of George Mason and another of George Washington, so the information is getting repetitive.
Few tidbits about the book……
In spite of everything I still believe that people are really good at heart. I simply can’t build up my hopes on a foundation consisting of confusion, misery and death. – Ann Frank
Check them out here.
Sing-Out! was an important publication in the 60’s. It was a primitive, homemade-looking magazine, consisting of only a few pages per issue. However, it is a wonderful document of the politics of the time and the role folk music played. Bob Dylan, Pete Seeger, Phil Ochs and many, many others contributed. Blowin’ in the Wind is featured in Issue #6.
Really enjoyable to read all these years later. Thanks to Sing Out! for making it available for free.
What is more mortifying than to feel that you have missed the plum for want of courage to shake the tree? – Logan P. Smith
Glen Frey of the Eagles died the other day. I was never a big fan, but everybody likes the Eagles at least a little. They had some really catchy tunes.
Courage can’t see around corners but goes around them anyway. – Mignon McLaughlin
We must build dikes of courage to hold back the flood of fear. – Martin Luther King
If your stomach disputes you, lie down and pacify it with cool thoughts. – Satchel Paige