Category Archives: Quotations & Thoughtful Thoughts

SOLD! “If”, by Kipling – My Favorite Poem Ever

I recently bought a box lot of old frames and pictures at an auction, sight unseen. Inside was this depiction of my favorite poem ever… “If” by Rudyard Kipling. My day job is as a social worker, and I’ve taught … Continue reading

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Three Passions – Bertrand Russell

  The Prologue to Bertrand Russell’s Autobiography What I Have Lived For Three passions, simple but overwhelmingly strong, have governed my life: the longing for love, the search for knowledge, and unbearable pity for the suffering of mankind. These passions, … Continue reading

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Vonnegut

“Go into the arts.  I’m not kidding….” Kurt Vonnegut.  For those of us without the talent to make a living at the arts, he suggests doing anyway. There’s also attending, supporting, donating and volunteering at the arts.  Without such engagement, … Continue reading

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Change

The more things change, the more they stay the same. — Alphonse Karr (1808-1890)

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