UT is live again (I have access and now can post) so Lord-willing I’ll get back onto a regular posting schedule.
I’ve got loads of stuff on my mind, and it’s always nice to have a nook like this to unload things to, so this place could be home to the esoteric and eccentric for a while.
For a life update check over at the family blog (The latest one is password protected, because it’s a lot of detail from the farm, but if I know you, I’ll give you the word, just email me).
And to indicate where my brain’s been, here’s a progression of quotes.
I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. ‘Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death.–Thomas Paine
In times like these it helps to recall that there have always been times like these. –Paul Harvey
If you can’t solve it, it’s not a problem–it’s reality. –Barbara Colorose
Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men! Do not pray for tasks equal to your powers. Pray for power equal to your tasks. –Phillips Brooks
Strengthen me by sympathizing with my strength, not my weakness. –Amos Bronson Alcott
I’m not going to lie down and let trouble walk over me. –Ellen Glasgow
Be kind. Everyone is fighting their own secret battle.