June 6th, 1999


On Facing Fear -- Eleanor Roosevelt ("Drama In Real Life") SOTFW-ML


You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face.
                                                                                                                                                              ~ Eleanor Roosevelt

Used 11/9/02 for "Drama In Real Life" in The Saga of Travels Far Woman, Book II: Mountain Lover

On Fire Ants -- Jack Shafer ("Pest Invasion") SOTFW-SC


We should all throw our hands up in the air, of course, and curse the name of Christopher Newton if, as the AP says, he folded fiction into the dry facts that the AP dispenses to the 15,200 newspapers and broadcasters around the world.  If Newton violated the journalist's credo to tell the truth, we should strip him naked, drag him into the Chihuahuan Desert, smear him with honey, and feed him to the fire ants.
                                                    ~ Jack Shafer, in Fib Newton: The lesson behind the AP's sacking of reporter Christopher    Newton (it's not what you think). Posted Tuesday, October 29, 2002, at 3:19 PM PT

On Friendship -- George Elliot ("Rejected, Dejected") SOTFW-SC


Oh, the comfort, the inexpensive comfort, of feeling safe with a person, having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words, but to pour them all out just as they are, chaff and grain together, knowing that a faithful hand will take and sift them, keep what is worth keeping, and then, with a breath of kindness, blow the rest away.
                                                                                                        ~ George Elliot