“Progress is man’s ability to complicate simplicity.”
— Thor Heyerdahl


“The purpose of education is to replace an empty mind with an open one.”
— Malcolm Forbes


(I cannot wait for “The Hobbit” to be released in theaters!)

“Not all who wander are lost.”
— J.R.R. Tolkien

The Taste of Summer

This week’s theme for the Daily Blog photo challenge is “Summer“, and how the reader expresses their meaning of “summer” through picture.

Fire up the taste of summer!

In my family, “summer” means “grilling time”.  Now, while we are known to occasionally fire up the grill on a cold, wintry evening in December, the summer months are when our grills see the most action.  There’s just something about cooking a brat or a steak over an open flame that makes it taste that much better than when preparing it over a stove or inside an oven.  This year, my summer started much earlier than it normally does, kicking off at the end of April instead of the beginning of June.  To me, this means more sunny days to laze about on the patio, more opportunities to enjoy spending outside of the house instead of in, and more excuses to cook supper outside on the grill.  Here’s to summer!

(By the way, the dog you see in the picture’s lower left-hand corner is my dog, Dayzi.  While she enjoys the summer, she is a far greater fan of the winter; she is quite the connoisseur of snow drifts and icicles!)


(Photo response will be up tomorrow.)

I just found this quote while surfing around on my favorite fiction website, and immediately felt that I had to share it with you:

“To dare is to lose one’s footing momentarily. To not dare is to lose oneself.”
— Soren Kierkegaard


There is not enough time in the day. I had planned on a longer post tonight, but due to time constraints (read: I almost didn’t make my deadline!), this is all that I have for you.

“Genius is eternal patience.”
— Michelangelo

The Best Way

“The best way to keep one’s word is not to give it.”
— Napoleon Bonaparte

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