Expenditure Twenty Pound Ought And Six

Sovereign ingredient for a happy marriage: Pay cash or do without. Interest charges not only eat up a household budget; awareness of debt eats up domestic felicity. Another ingredient for a happy marriage: Budget the luxuries first! And another--In a family argument, if it turns out you are right--apologize at once! From The Notebook of

2014-11-21T07:25:19+00:00Friday, November 21, 2014|Categories: Ruminating|Tags: , |

The Road Not Taken

Yield to temptation, it may not pass your way again. Robert A. Heinlein. From The Notebook of Lazarus Long I always read this quote from Heinlein not as advice to indulge in anything that you fancy, but rather, the author urging the reader to take the other road whenever the fork appears. There is a

2014-10-20T07:05:20+00:00Monday, October 20, 2014|Categories: Ruminating|Tags: , , |

Care Not What the Neighbors Think

What are the facts? Again and again and again-what are the facts? Shun wishful thinking, ignore divine revelation, forget what “the stars foretell,” avoid opinion, care not what the neighbors think, never mind the unguessable “verdict of history”--what are the facts, and to how many decimal places? You pilot always into an unknown future; facts

2014-04-05T11:00:21+00:00Saturday, April 5, 2014|Categories: Ruminating|Tags: , , , , |

Lionlike Heroes

If you’re a regular reader of my blog, I’m sure you’ve figured out by now that I’m just a little bit in awe of science fiction writer Robert A. Heinlein – for a variety of reasons, including the fact that he’s one of a microscopic collection of authors who can make me cry. Heinlein had

2014-03-22T07:59:15+00:00Saturday, March 22, 2014|Categories: Ruminating|Tags: , |