Wealthy

October 22, 2013/ Boyd & NicholasI guess I’m glad that I’m not wealthy (in part.)The rich really are different from the rest of us, scientists have found — they are more apt to commit unethical acts because they are more motivated by greed.People driving expensive cars were more likely than other motorists to cut off … Continue reading Wealthy

Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night

Do not go gentle into that good night,Old age should burn and rave at close of day;Rage, rage against the dying of the light. Though wise men at their end know dark is right,Because their words had forked no lightning theyDo not go gentle into that good night. Good men, the last wave by, crying … Continue reading Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night

Old Books, Old Friends

December 18, 2012 / Boyd & Nicholas The Citadel is a novel by A. J. Cronin, first published in 1937, which was groundbreaking with its treatment of the contentious theme of medical ethics. The novel was made into a 1938 film with Robert Donat, Rosalind Russell, Ralph Richardson and Rex Harrison. The young doctor is … Continue reading Old Books, Old Friends

Alone

https://youtu.be/1Co01IZRhi0 From childhood's hour I have not been As others were—I have not seen As others saw—I could not bring My passions from a common spring— From the same source I have not taken My sorrow—I could not awaken My heart to joy at the same tone— And all I lov'd—I lov'd alone— Then—in my childhood—in … Continue reading Alone

Exclamation of Happiness

https://youtu.be/11D6AVD3gAI Zip-a-dee-doo-dah, zip-a-dee-ay My, oh, my, what a wonderful day Plenty of sunshine headin' my way Zip-a-dee-doo-dah, zip-a-dee-ay! Mister Bluebird's on my shoulder It's the truth, it's "actch'll" Everything is "satisfactch'll" Zip-a-dee-doo-dah, zip-a-dee-ay Wonderful feeling, wonderful day! Zip-a-dee-doo-dah, zip-a-dee-ay My, oh, my, what a wonderful day Plenty of sunshine headin' my way Zip-a-dee-doo-dah, zip-a-dee-ay! Mister … Continue reading Exclamation of Happiness

Which Would You Choose to Be?

December 12, 2012 Boyd and Nicholas, Inc. Spoon River Anthology by Edgar Lee Masters is a collection of poems written as epitaphs. In the below Albert Schirding feels that he and his life are not worthy given the success of his children. Jonas Keene drives himself into the grave in his sorrow that none of … Continue reading Which Would You Choose to Be?