Summer officially began at 0507 (CDT) this morning (in the northern hemisphere).
Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul.
–Johm Muir, “Father of National Parks”
The interwebs have been on fire as a raccoon scaled a 25 story building in St. Paul, MN. Videos and photos on YouTube and Twitter abounded as the coon scaled the building. The Rocket (or Spiderman?) wannabe finally reached the roof, and was trapped by animal control.
The next time this rascal decides he wants to climb, he should pick a huge sweet gum tree down in the swamp, and his only worry will be John Eubanks climbing up there after him.
“Above all things, lose no occasion of exercising your dispositions to be grateful, to be generous, to be charitable, to be humane, to be true, just, firm, orderly, courageous, etc. Consider every act of this kind, as an exercise which will strengthen your moral faculties and increase your worth.”
–Thomas Jefferson, Letter to Peter Carr
Don’t handicap your children by making their lives easy.
– Robert Heinlein
So the pendulum swings, now violently, now slowly; and every institution not only carries within it the seeds of its own dissolution, but prepares the way for its most hated rival.
–William Ralph Inge
“A book is a loaded gun in the house next door…Who knows who might be the target of the well-read man?”
– Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451
“It is a popular delusion that the government wastes vast amounts of money through inefficiency and sloth. Enormous effort and elaborate planning are required to waste this much money.”
May 31, 1895–A patent for “Flaked Cereals and Process of Preparing Same” was filed by Dr. John Harvey Kellogg. Patent No. 558,393 was issued April 14, 1896. The red and green rooster provided my breakfast on many a morning.