What American has not been enthralled by the classic musical, “Over the Rainbow” starring Judy Garland and a host of famous others? I am old enough to say the first few times I saw it was on black and white television. But I do remember when my aunt and uncle bought a color tv. The … More ‘Over the Rainbow’
“I don’t believe in God, but I miss him,” writes contemporary, English writer, Julian Barnes, in his popular book, “Nothing to be Afraid of.” When I first read these words, I wanted to fall on my face and wail in intercession. I know that sounds dramatic. But the sentiment of this sentence pierced my heart … More ‘I Don’t Believe in God, but I Miss Him…’
It is hard to believe that an almanac would be “unputdownable!” But Schott’s Original Miscellany by Ben Schott is exactly that… “unputdownable” according to miscellanies.info. It is a book of vital trivia, uncommon knowledge, and essential irreverence. Here is an interesting excerpt:
Here’s a slice of life. I have been sitting by the fire all day in this big chair, reading. Pure luxury. Ahhh, a day just to read… and not to write… to think… and not to write…
I never could identify with the person who doesn’t enjoy a catnap in the middle of the day every now and then. It is a rare privilege in the hectic schedule of life to lie down in the afternoon and close my eyes for few minutes, but I relish the opportunity if it comes. It refreshes … More ‘Love You Forever’
Because there is not much to see in Texas, now as far as fall color, I am enjoying this season through memory. Wayne took Julia and me on a tour through New England during peak season of autumn color one year. I recollect it as one of our most memorable vacations.We brought along Peter Marshall’s book, “The Light … More Culture vs Content: The Battle for Contentment
The most common greeting for the Jewish people during the High Holy Days is “May your name be inscribed in the Book of Life.” Actually, knowledge about this inscription is important to both Jews and gentiles. Take a look at this interesting article by Susan Perlman on the Book of Life.