“It’s no small matter pursuing a dream, but even the greatest dream starts from small matters.”
March 27, 2012
“It is not how much money you make; it is how you manage the money you do make.”
-I.S., George, Iowa
March 2, 2012
It was a lovely day, and I decided to sit on a park bench to enjoy the warmth and flowers. Two elderly men were sitting nearby. “You know, if I had a choice of where I were to die.” More
March 2, 2012
My sister, Ruby, and I decided to leave home and get a place of our own. We went to a crowded auction where we spotted a bed that would be perfect.
February 29, 2012
My husband, Robert, repeatedly told me how relaxing he found the steam room in the YMCA. Since I had never used one before, I decided to give it a try. I opened the door, went into the empty room and sat down. It was warm and comfortable, and I thought: Robert’s right. This is great! Then the door opened, and a woman walked in. “Do you mind if I turn it on?” she asked.
February 19, 2012
There is something hypnotic in a tiger… She has that quality. She treads so softly that there is no sound, and you won’t know she’s there at all. But if she doesn’t like something, she’ll stop and hold your gaze. There’s a kind of psychological ballet: who will outstare who? In such cases, you should not suddenly turn tail because the scent of fear passes quickly. You must back off slowly, slowly — especially if the tiger has a kill, or if she’s a mother with cubs; She makes a step — you must not run away. And only when you leave the territory she thinks is hers, only then you can run.
The Tiger: A True Story of Vengeance and Survival, by John Vaillant
(quoted from Reader’s Digest)