Weekly Wisdom – The Penny Mason Post

Life’s like a play; it’s not the length but the excellence of the acting that matters.

Seneca the Younger, Roman statesman, philosopher

Weekly Wisdom – The Penny Mason Post

Either you think, or else others have to think for you and take power from you, pervert and discipline your natural tastes, civilize and sterilize you.

-F. Scott Fitzgerald

Weekly Wisdom – The Penny Mason Post

This nation has placed its destiny in the hands and heads and hearts of its millions of free men and women; and its faith in freedom under the guidance of God. Freedom means the supremacy of human rights everywhere. Our support goes to those who struggle to gain those rights or keep them. Our strength is our unity of purpose

– FDR’s State of the Union address, January 6, 1941 

From the book Crash -The Great Depression and the Fall and Rise of America

Weekly Wisdom – The Penny Mason Post

Any fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius–and lots of courage–to move in the opposite direction. 

-Albert Einstein

My New Office if Only Warm Weather Would Last

This is my favorite spot to read, write or just relax. The lovely silver maple provides a perfet canopy, the warm sunshine and gently cool breeze today, lull away my stress.

Inspiration comes best to me in natural settingsl like this. The trees seem to share the widom of their years with me.

If only late summer/early fall weather could continue into winter . . .but I guess we must have balance. The next best thing would be a small writer’s cabin here. But then again, it might alter the mystical atmosphere.

Here’s another shot of the site. There’s something about this huge silver maple, with frail small branches, yet a thick, sturdy trunk, that renews my strenghth . . .

picture of silver maple