Thursday, July 28, 2005

Nathan & Elizabeth Tripp of Boston

Nathan & Elizabeth Tripp headstone text
Originally uploaded by rfin.

In Memory of
Mrs. Elizabeth Tripp
wife of
Mr. Nathan Tripp
who died Aug 21 1809
Aged 37 Years

(right side)
In Memory of
Mr. Nathan Tripp
who died Aug 18, 1802
Aged 38 Years

(lower third)
Beloved by all the virtuous and admird
As much lamented when they expird
Their lives where pleasant and in peace they died
Death could not long this happy pair divide
But when the golden trumpet shall be blown
Then will our friends appear before God's throne

sluicing for gold

Oquirrh mountains Originally uploaded by rfin.

Dear BR*, I've neglected you a bit lately, but I'm not really sorrry. If I'd just been loafing there might be some genuine guilt, but I've been doing some of that "other" writing--that non-blog writing--which usually bleeds over onto the blog eventually. So just watch for the red spot and in the meantime here's a great quotation from Eric Hoffer:

"Originality is not something continuous but something intermittent--a flash of the briefest duration. One must have the time and be watchful (be attuned) to catch the flash and fix it. One must know how to catch and preserve these scant flakes of gold sluiced out of the sand and rocks of everyday life. Originality does not come nugget-size. 1961

*Blog Reader

Tuesday, July 26, 2005

How many raindrops make a storm?

"An idealist believes the short run doesn't count. A cynic believes the long run doesn't matter. A realist believes that what is done or left undone in the short run determines the long run." -Sidney J. Harris

Monday, July 25, 2005

Lost, Found and Fluency

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