Saturday, June 22, 2013

Longest nights to celebrate June's and Jacob's birthdays

"Although he could put up with pain tolerably well he had always found boredom mortal."
Patrick O'Brian, The Ionian Mission

Ernest Hemingway’s typewriter heads to the auction block ...

"In reality there is perhaps no one of our natural Passions so hard to subdue as Pride. Disguise it, struggle with it, beat it down, stifle it, mortify it as much as one pleases, it is still alive, and will every now and then peep out and show itself."
Benjamin Franklin, Autobiography