Recently Read Books

  • A Delicate Truth- John Le Carre (fiction)
  • Perfect - Rachel Joyce (Fiction)
  • The Expats - Chris Pavone (Fiction)
  • An Event in Autumn - Henning Mankel (Fiction)
  • Winter in Madrid - C.J.Sansom (Fiction)
  • The Brothers - John Foster Dulles and Allen Dulles - non-fiction
  • LIfe Among Giants - Bill Roorbach (Novel)
  • Empty Mansions - Bill Dedman (non-fiction)
  • Woodrow Wilson (non fiction)
  • Lawrence in Arabia (Non-Fiction)
  • In Sunlight and In Shadow by Mark Helpren (Fiction)
  • Lesson in French - Hilary Reyl (fiction)
  • Unbroken- Laura Hillenbrand (Non-Fiction)
  • Venice, A New History- Thomas Madden - (Non- Fiction)
  • Life is a Gift - Tony Bennett Autobiography
  • The First Counsell - Brad Meltzer (Fiction)
  • Destiny of the Republic - President James Garfield non-fiction by Candice Millard
  • The Last Lion (volume III)- William Manchester and Paul Reid (non-fiction, Winston Churchill)
  • Yellowstone Autumn -W.D. Wetherell (non-fiction about turning 55 and fishing in Yellowstone)
  • Everybody was Young- (non-fiction Paris in the 1920's)
  • Scorpion - (non fiction US Supreme Court)
  • Supreme Power - Jeff Shesol (non-fiction)
  • Zero day by David Baldacci ( I read all of Baldacci's Books)
  • Northwest Angle - William Kent Krueger (fiction - I have read 5 or 6 books by this author)
  • Camelot's Court-Insider the Kennedy Whitehouse- Robert Dallek
  • Childe Hassam -Impressionist (a beautiful book of his paintings)

Saturday, March 16, 2013


I like words.  I like to hear them and read them when put together in a way that makes us laugh, makes us think, or inspires us.  Sometimes I just like the way sound when put together in a song or a poem.  I like the following:

Here are two quotes from Justices of the Supreme Court:

This document is an incredible combination of confusion, suppression, mutilation and fabrication - Felix Frankfurter

Sunlight is the best disinfectant - Justice Brandeis talking about full disclosure

But our society -- unlike most in the world -- presupposes that freedom and liberty are in a frame of reference that makes the individual, not government, the keeper of his tastes, beliefs, and ideas; that is the philosophy of the First Amendment; and it is this article of faith that sets us apart from most
nations in the world. - William O. Douglas

Woody Allen Quotes:

As the poet said, ‘Only God can make a tree,’ probably because it’s so hard to figure out how to get the bark on.

I believe there is something out there watching us. Unfortunately, it’s the government.

I took a speed-reading course and read War and Peace in twenty minutes. It involves Russia      

I’m astounded by people who want to ‘know’ the universe when it’s hard enough to find your way around Chinatown
Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.
John F. Kennedy
Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future.
Gordon B. Hinckley (former president of the Mormon Church)
Life is just like an old time rail journey ... delays, sidetracks, smoke, dust, cinders, and jolts, interspersed only occasionally by beautiful vistas and thrilling bursts of speed. The trick is to thank the Lord for letting you have the ride.

 I don't know who to attribute these quotes to, but I like them:
In vino veritas - In wine is truth
Dissent is not the same thing as disloyalty
There are three kinds of people in the world, those who understand math and those who don't.
A dynamic duo of lunatic venom and untrustworthy bile
I could agree with you, but then we would both be wrong

For no good reason I am adding a couple of photos to this blog entry

Photo of Redfish Lake, Idaho I took a few years back

Taken at my back patio in Palm Desert
  My beloved, the Lovely Sharon


No comments:

Post a Comment