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I’m a Type 2 Diabetic, and have been for the last four years, and I will not let it get the better of me.
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“When you’re reading a novel, I think the reason you care about how any given plot turns out is that you take it as a data point in the big story of how the world works. Does such-and-such a kind of guy get the girl in the end? Does adultery ever bring happiness? How do winners become winners?”
~ Elif Batuman
“Walking is the great adventure, the first meditation, a practice of heartiness and soul primary to humankind. Walking is the exact balance between spirit and humility.”
~ Gary Snyder
“The way our big cities change sucks. The beauty of cities was that they were edgy, sometimes even a little dangerous. Artists, poets, and activists could come and unify and create different kinds of scenes. Not just fashion scenes, scenes that were politically active. Big cities are getting so high-end oriented, business corporate fashion, fashion not in an artistic sense but in a corporate sense. For me that edgy beauty of cities is lost, wherever you go.”
~ Patti Smith
“The place of stillness that you have to go to write, but also to read seriously, is the point where you can actually make responsible decisions, where you can actually engage productively with an otherwise scary and unmanageable world.”
~ Jonathan Franzen
“I write entirely to find out what I’m thinking, what I’m looking at, what I see and what it means. What I want and what I fear.”
~ Joan Didion
Suppose we wake up and see that what we thought to be this and that, ain’t this and that at all?
All life is an experiment.
The more experiments
you make the better.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
had my coffee
with more to
i sit and
am i thinking
or a combination
Money is numbers and numbers never end. If it takes money to be happy, your search for happiness will never end.
- Bob Marley
It appears to be a law that you cannot have a deep sympathy with both man and nature.
~ Henry David Thoreau
same shit different day
same shit different month
same shit different year
and it goes on and on and …
To read a poem in January is as lovely as to go for a walk in June.
Source: quote garden
Yesterday I got the booster shot.
Today, having blood work done, and A1c level checked.
With that said, I feel great.
Daniel Dennett, Philosopher
The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance.
~ Alan Watts
“Nothing in the world is permanent, and we’re foolish when we ask anything to last, but surely we’re still more foolish not to take delight in it while we have it.” ~ W. Somerset Maugham
When dark December glooms the day,
And takes our autumn joys away;
When short and scant the sun-beam throws,
Upon the weary waste of snows…
~Walter Scott, Marmion, 1808
Source: Quote Garden
“Sooner or later, we will have to recognize that the Earth has rights, too, to live without pollution. What mankind must know is that human beings cannot live without Mother Earth, but the planet can live without humans.”
~ Evo Morales, President of Bolivia
“New opinions are always suspected, and usually opposed, without any other reason but because they are not already common.”
~ John Locke
“More and more the writer is aware of an international community of readers for whom dense language use and frequent local references are a hindrance. This seems obvious. I don’t decry it or criticize it – it’s just a fact.”
~ Tim Parks, Novelist
“The world we see that seems so insane is the result of a belief system that is not working. To perceive the world differently, we must be willing to change our belief system, let the past slip away, expand our sense of now, and dissolve the fear in our minds.”
~ William James
“The peculiar evil of silencing the expression of an opinion is, that it is robbing the human race; posterity as well as the existing generation; those who dissent from the opinion, still more than those who hold it. If the opinion is right, they are deprived of the opportunity of exchanging error for truth: if wrong, they lose, what is almost as great a benefit, the clearer perception and livelier impression of truth, produced by its collision with error.”
~ John Stuart Mill
John Dewey – Philosopher, 1859 – 1952
“There is frequently more to be learned from the unexpected questions of a child than the discourses of men.”
~ John Locke, Philosopher, 1632 – 1704
“Books are the plane, and the train, and the road. They are the destination, and the journey. They are home.”
~ Anna Quindlen