Sometimes you get, and sometimes you get got.
You may be a redneck if you come back from the dumpster with more than you took.
The things that come to those who wait, may be the things left by those who got there first.
When my grandson Billy and I entered our vacation cabin, we kept the lights off until we were inside to keep from attracting pesky insects. Still, a few fireflies followed us in. Noticing them before I did, Billy whispered, "It's no use Grandpa. Mosquitoes here got flashlights."
Gandhi and the Dali Lama
Gandhi got married when he was 13 to the 14 year old daughter of another Indian family of great wealth and position. A year later in 1888 they had a son, Harilal Mohandas.
My goal for 2017 was to lose just 10 pounds. Only 15 to go.
I find it ironic that the colors red, white, and blue stand for freedom, until they’re flashing behind you.
Ate salad for dinner! Mostly croutons & tomatoes. Really just one big round crouton covered with tomato sauce. And cheese. FINE, it was a pizza. I ate a pizza.
First, the primo, all inclusive one-liner, behind which everything we do or think should falls... is only 6 words:
drum roll if you please
The purpose of life is Happiness.
Make you plans for tomorrow accordingly.
Teaching the mechanics of good story telling is like teaching a good golf swing.
Easy, because you can de-engineer a story and a golf swing… and laid out in its difference parts, they’re easy to understand and teach.
But with both, the whole is more than just the sum of its part.
Take this for example, back in the 80s the Chinese Government bought a brand spanking new Boeing 707, and out at a remote air field in the western Chinese badland, they took their new plane apart. Piece by piece. Screw by screw. Every piece of wire, every instrument, every piece of avionics… taken down to its smallest component.
Etymology is an in-exacting science with no accepted methodology or rule book. No undergraduate university degrees I know of are conferred on the origins of words and phrases.
But it is, to me, an interesting study.
New words are added to every major language every year… for example check out chineseetymology. Yeap, that’s a word. English is seeping into Mandarin, especially on digital matters, music and Hollywood. Thank you very much. You don’t find Mandarin seeping into our everyday English, do you? Wal-Mart, yes. Our language, no.
Here in the great US of A, most etymology research is a Ouija board process that often produces different definitions. Rarely is there a definitive, absolute single origin to a word phrase, certainly not for those phrases that have passed down over the decades.
So take what follows as just possibilities. Others exist. These are just my choices often of several out there.