SHORT STUFF - AUGUST 31, 2014

Sun., August 31, 10:07 AM

I can’t identify the origin of this quote; nevertheless, it is food for thought. “Never identify as malice what can be attributed to sheer stupidity.”

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Sorry to repeat myself, but there’s no law against stoopid.


Over the last week, I have reread a lot of old posts as I tried to remember what I had already said about our wedding. The saddest thing is seeing the comments of people who no longer comment.

Some have just given up the internet community — or maybe they’ve found different communities. Several of my staunchest supporters have passed on; I certainly can’t blame them for that.

Most, however, have given up long posts for FB comments. I can’t help but feel they are diminishing their own abilities.


I borrowed this from FB posts, and I am tagging no one. I am just remembering how we used to do these in our journals.

Ten Books that Have Stayed with Me:

  1. Crucibles by Bernard Jaffe. It is a history of the beginnings of chemistry.

  2. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee.

  3. Harry Potter — the whole series by J.K. Rowling.

  4. Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert Heinlein.

  5. The Autobiography of Eleanor Roosevelt — three volumes.

  6. The whole Rizzoli and Isles series by Tess Gerritsen.

  7. From These Ashes by Frederic Brown.

  8. Starting from Scratch by Rita Mae Brown.

  9. The Foundation series and the Robot series by Isaac Asimov. Not perfect, but very good — and they went on for about forty years.

  10. Sherlock Holmes — the originals by Arthur Conan Doyle as well as the Mary Russell books (by Laurie R. King) that continue to follow Holmes.

My list might not be seen by as many people, but it was far more satisfying to prepare it this way.


And thus we end August and look toward autumn.





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