June 8th, 1999


On Happiness -- John D. Rockefeller, III ("El Alfabeto") SOTFW-SC


The road to happiness lies in two simple principles: find what it is that interests you and that you can do well, and when you find it, put your whole soul into it -- every bit of energy and ambition and natural ability you have.
                                                                                                                ~ John D. Rockefeller, III

On Helping -- Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe ("Range War -- The Recurring Dream") SOTFW-SC


Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you will help them become what they are capable of becoming.
                                                                                                                                              ~ Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

On Hope -- Anonymous ("Final Jeopardy -- Summer's End") SOTFW-SC


Hope sees the invisible, feels the intangible, and achieves the impossible.
                                                                                                          ~ Anonymous

(Stuck in front of "Summer's End" at present... subject to change...)

Well, it DID change, after a fashion.  The chapter title turned out to be "Final Jeopardy -- Summer's End".  (corrected 12/3/14)

On Love and Marriage -- Lori Handeland, A Soldier's Quest


Jane had devoted her life to helping others.  She had no time for men and little interest in marriage.  She's seen enough of her colleagues dragged down by love -- or what they thought was love.  Brilliant women with a stellar career in front of them, giving it all up because hubby wanted them home.

Gag. True love meant support, not criticism.  Encouragement, not censure.  She'd never met a man who could keep his mouth shut and let his wife shine...

But a little affection would be nice.  Not that she hadn't had boyfriends.

Well, not boyfriends, exactly.


Maybe that wasn't the right word, either, since love had never been mentioned.

Jane wasn't the type of woman to inspire pretty words and everlasting devotion.  She'd come to terms with that long ago.

If not boyfreinds or lovers, what should she call them? Guys she'd had sex with sounded so crass.

She'd enjoyed the social company of men, slept with a few, then sent them on their way before they could send her.  Thus far she'd never missed a single one for more than a minute.  Which left a certain dilemma.
                                                                                                  ~ Lori Handeland, A Soldier's Quest
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