This is the first post in a new series of posts I will be writing. I plan on writing about the books I’ve recently read that have made a lasting impression on me. Like the rest of this blog the books I’ll review will touch on the topics of theatre, Broadway, actors and directors.
I just finished a page highlighting a few of my favorite political quotes and personalities. I included the page under the Quotes and My Political Views pages. Note that both the pages included above are identical. I simply wanted the same content in two different areas of the blog. Please take the time to look around. I’d love some feedback on all of the pages. Below is just a sample from the new page.
A place for everything, everything in its place.
Admiration is the daughter of ignorance.
Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.
It is a grand mistake to think of being great without goodness and I pronounce it as certain that there was never a truly great man that was not at the same time truly virtuous.
A wise and frugal Government, which shall restrain men from injuring one another, which shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned. This is the sum of good government, and this is necessary to close the circlue of our felicities.
Books constitute capital. A library book lasts as long as a house, for hundreds of years. It is not, then, an article of mere consumption but fairly of capital, and often in the case of professional men, setting out in life, it is their only capital.
Government is not reason; it is not eloquent; it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master.
Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism.
Happiness and moral duty are inseparably connected.
A friend is one who has the same enemies as you have.
A house divided against itself cannot stand. Abraham Lincoln
Am I not destroying my enemies when I make friends of them? Abraham Lincoln
America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.
Ballots are the rightful and peaceful successors to bullets.
Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm.
Books serve to show a man that those original thoughts of his aren’t very new at all.
Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.
Common looking people are the best in the world: that is the reason the Lord makes so many of them.
- Fridays Quote or: Alex the answer is Carlos Marcello, Benjamin Franklin and King Henry VIII (ignatiusjeffreilly.wordpress.com)
- Founding Fathers Were Founding Gardeners (philadelphia.cbslocal.com)
- National Archives Shows Benjamin Franklin’s Papers (abcnews.go.com)
- Benjamin Franklin: 10 great quotes on his birthday (csmonitor.com)
- The Hunger Games Trilogy: May The Odds Be Ever In Your Favor (russelllindsey.wordpress.com)
- Second Film in Hunger Games Trilogy Gets Writer (filmophilia.com)
My Mom and I spent most of Saturday working on her children’s books and watching a few great movies (more on them later). We are at the point where we are getting close to submitting her books. She is so anxious to submit, which I understand. I just personally feel the more time we take to polish her books, which are aimed at children aged 3-6, the better chance we will have at publication.
Of course, I love her books. I adore the world she is creating as she took inspiration from a writing program she used in her kindergarten classroom. I’m her daughter and way too close to the project. I just visualize her sitting in front of classrooms of very young children, reading her books, much to their delight. It amazes me just how many ideas we have for her series. I love the fact that she has her former principal eager to help her. He appears truly excited about her ideas and the resulting books.
I’m going to have to share this post with her and somehow try to convince her that we need to start working on supplemental materials for the book. I’m going to have to take the time to come up with some concrete ideas to share with her. Online articles, e-zine publication, etc. may just have a place in our series and eventual plans for it. I just hope they are eventually published, even if it takes several years. My Mom and I have too many marketing ideas to let this go.
- Writing lessons from children’s books (advancedreportingspring12.wordpress.com)
This year's Academy Awards have got me in a cinematic whirl. Since my time zone makes watching the Oscars live a little inconvenient, I taped the show (or whatever the modern technological equivalent of taping is nowadays) so that I could watch the whole night in one long, exhaustively glamorous sequence.
I'm sure we can all agree that one of the major themes honored at the 84th Academy Awards was