“Just as societies have advanced [and] then faded away into a state of general decrepitude, so in each of them has marriage first previously changed from a temporary affair based on mutual consent to a lifelong association of one man with one woman, and then turned back to a loose union or to polygamy. … The whole of human history does… Read more »
“It is the simple things of life that make living worth while, the sweet fundamental things such as love and duty, work and rest and living close to nature. There are no hothouse blossoms that can compare in beauty and fragrance with my bouquet of wild flowers.” “Across the years, the old home and its love called to me and… Read more »
It was a busy day today – I’m bushed. When I excavated for my shop, I put the spoil pile along the fence row behind the shop.
In the last update, I had started hanging the plywood walls in the workroom. It was rapidly taking on a ’70s vibe by the time I got the last of it up.
“The lamps are going out all over Europe, we shall not see them lit again in our life-time.” ~Sir Edward Grey, British Foreign Secretary in 1914, at the outbreak of World War I.
“I am for doing good to the poor, but I differ in opinion about the means. I think the best way of doing good to the poor is not making them easy in poverty, but leading or driving them out of it. In my youth I travelled much, and I observed in different countries that the more public provisions were… Read more »