Friends

Age

Age appears to be best in four things; old wood best to burn, old wine to drink, old friends to trust, and old authors to read.  Francis Bacon Francis Bacon, 1st Viscount St Alban(22 January 1561 – 9 April 1626), also known… Read More ›

Trash

Americans call them hillbillies, rednecks, or white trash. I call them neighbors, friends, and family.  J. D. Vance James David Vance (born James Donald Bowman, August 2, 1984) is an American venture capitalist, author, and politician serving as the junior United States senator from Ohio since 2023.[1][2] A member of… Read More ›

Seriousness

Sheer Playfulness and Deadly Seriousness are my closest friends.   Philip Roth Philip Milton Roth (March 19, 1933 – May 22, 2018) was an American novelist and short-story writer.  Roth’s fiction, regularly set in his birthplace of Newark, New Jersey,… Read More ›

Secret

What is the motive to the secret ballot? This, and only this: Like other confederates in crime, those who use it are not friends, but enemies; and they are afraid to be known, and to have their individual doings known,… Read More ›