As the world watches the Olympic Games, let us never forget the importance of friendship, solidarity and fair play. There is far too little of this in our lives.
And, of course, my Editorial Assistant, Mom Karen, and I hope that the Olympic athletes will have time for some snackees!
Hmmmm … Are there good snackees in Sochi?Read More
“Who feeds a hungry animal feeds his own soul.” ― Charles ChaplinRead More
Even though my birthday month has ended, autumn reigns!
As a “child of autumn,” I love the fresh, cool mornings, the warm afternoon sun shining across the bricks of the patio as a I run to the gate to check out those worrisome squirrels, and the color soaked leaves under my paws as I walk in my neighborhood.
My Editorial Assistant, Mom Karen, and I have found a delightful quote that speaks to us about autumn. We’re sharing it with you so that you can continue to enjoy fall as we do:
“Delicious autumn: My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns.” — George Eliot
Absorb each autumn moment! Winter’s cold days will arrive too soon!
Editorial Assistant’s note: The Lady Louise Speaks blog will continue Thursday, Nov. 7, when the Editorial Assistant reports for duty once again!Read More
“You can never cross the ocean until you have the courage to lose sight of the shore.” – Christopher Columbus
The Italian explorer, Christopher Columbus, knew that the world was round when he set out in 1492 to find a sea route that would take him to the rich spice trade in Asia. Instead, over the course of four voyages, he helped establish the European colonization of the Americas and changed the world’s history.
This quote, spoken centuries ago, is relevant to our lives today. We cannot be adventurers and embark on new discoveries unless we have the confidence to look forward and leave the security of what we know to be true!
This is easier written and spoken, of course, and that is why I push Mom Karen forward on a daily basis. It helps her to be brave and gives me the chance to back her up if she falls or run ahead when I know that all is safe, secure and ready for me!Read More
As we continue to honor Great Books Week, I have asked my Editorial Assistant, Mom Karen, to find out what writers and readers themselves have to say on the subject of reading and great books.
In spite of the cobwebs in her brain that she must be saving for Halloween (why else would they still be filling that empty space in her head!), my Editorial Assistant has found some rather profound thoughts from others about books, and we are sharing these with you.
“By elevating your reading, you will improve your writing or at least tickle your thinking.” ~ William Safire, author, columnist, journalist, Presidential speech writer
“I find television to be very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go in the other room and read a book.”
~ Groucho Marxa, comedian and movie, TV star
“Read the best books first, or you may not have a chance to read them at all.” ~ Henry David Thoreau, author, poet, philospher
“A house without books is like a room without windows.
~ Heinrich Mann, German novelist
And my own personal favorite is this:
“Technology hasn’t changed reading. It’s improved it. E-Book Readers make reading accessible anywhere, any time.” ~ Lady Louise, blogger, book characterRead More
This quote is from John Glenn, U.S. astronaut and U.S. senator from Ohio.
On this birthday for Mom Karen, we realize that there is no “common birthday.” True, some birthdays may be celebrated more grandly than others or packed into the middle of the week when work dictates the day.
But a “common birthday”? No way!
Each is a cause for celebration, another year for reflection and a chance to look ahead with hope and dreams.
In this light, a birthday is hardly common! It is glorious!Read More