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Cars / Motorcycles, Working Out, Movies, Music, Drinking Beer, Family Activities, Books, Religion
About Me Essay:
I like mountaineering, motorcycles, target shooting (Bambi's got nothing to worry about from me!), guitar, and any kind of creativity under the sun.
I'm a Bible reading Christian because I love God.
A few favorite quotations:
"We cannot be filled with God until we are not so full of ourselves. Our hearts and minds, wonderful as they are, are simply too small. We cannot give our hearts to God, or anyone else for that matter, as long as they are too heavy for us to lift." Robert Benson in "Living Prayer"
"We must somehow stop offering ourselves IN prayer and begin offering ourselves AS prayer." Robert Benson in "Living Prayer"
"If the truth is worth telling, it is worth making a fool of yourself to tell." Frederick Buechner in "Telling the Truth"
"Arrogance and stupididty are completely different things, but they often produce identical results." David Drake, veteran and author
"Time is nature's way of preventing everything from happenning all at once." Brian Greene quoting John Wheeler in "The Fabric of the Universe"
"Be sure you're right, then go ahead." Attributed to Daniel Boone
"Shame on the soul, to falter on the road of life while the body still perseveres." Marcus Aurelius, Roman Emperor and the last of the great Stoic philosophers
"How ridiculous not to flee from one's own wickedness, which is possible, yet endeavour to flee from another's, which is not." Marcus Aurelius
"To refrain from imitation is the best revenge." Marcus Aurelius
"These Americans are a curious, original people; they know how to govern themselves, but nobody else can govern them." A British officer observing as Loyalist emigrants were departing New York for England in 1783
"Holiness may in fact be the deepest achievement of what is authentically human." Donald Spoto from the introduction of his biography of Saint Francis of Assisi, "Reluctant Saint"
"It takes half a lifetime to reach the spot where eternity is always visible." Ellis Peters
"Parables are stories that start out showing us someone else through a lens, and end up showing us ourselves in a mirror." From a sermon by Susan Sloan, Episcopal Priest
"Abandon all hope only when you have concluded that you will do nothing." Me
"Great kings build ruins." Me
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