Monthly Archives: July 2013

Acorns in July

“Oak corn, that is ac-corn, or acorn,”  (from Thoreau’s Wild Fruits) July 31.  It’s 7 AM and acorns are pelting my car, which is parked in the driveway near the open window where I sit writing.  A sunny summer day … Continue reading

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July 27: The Most Perfect Art

“Language is the most perfect art in the world. The chisel of a thousand years retouches it.” Continue reading

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A Little Quiz on Wisdom

Who said which?  Match the answers below with these five quotations: Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise. The beginning of wisdom is awe of the One. I have always been regretting that … Continue reading

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