- Fannie Farmer, The Fannie Farmer Cookbook, Eleventh Edition (original copyright 1896)
Monday, July 28, 2014
Saturday, July 19, 2014
Saturday, July 12, 2014
Sunday, June 01, 2014
Jules Verne: The Trouble with scientists is that they only deal with the facts.
Scientist: And what do you deal with, Mr. Verne?
Jules Verne: Something much more important (dramatic pause) imagination.
- From The Earth to the Moon (movie 1958)
So I may be stepping out on a limb here, spiritually speaking. But I’ve been thinking of imaginary friends again, and I’m beginning to understand that Jesus is a real person. I'm far from sure about his surname or his legal status.
I don’t know bout the walking on water or the loaves and fishes or the raising from the dead. I’m thinking about imagination. Why can’t some people tell themselves stories that comfort them? If stories of violence can beget violence – as science has shown - then good stories might beget good.
And since we all will die, maybe the good we do is all that lives on. If only we could agree on what is good and what is evil. Too deep for me today. All I know is that today is good. That’s enough.
Monday, May 26, 2014
Thursday, May 08, 2014
There is something at the bottom of every new human thought, every thought of genius, or even every earnest thought that springs up in any brain, which can never be communicated to others, even if one were to write volumes about it and were explaining one's idea for thirty-five years; there's something left which cannot be induced to emerge from your brain, and remains with you forever; and with it you will die, without communicating to anyone perhaps the most important of your ideas.”