Tag: September 2021 Quote of the Day

QOTD: “To Her Father, With Some Verses”


Most truly honoured, and as truly dear,
If worth in me or ought I do appear,
Who can of right better demand the same
Than may your worthy self from whom it came?
The principal might yield a greater sum,
Yet handled ill, amounts but to this crumb;
My stock’s so small I know not how to pay,
My bond remains in force unto this day;
Yet for part payment take this simple mite,
Where nothing’s to be had, kings loose their right.
Such is my debt I may not say forgive,
But as I can, I’ll pay it while I live;
Such is my bond, none can discharge but I,
Yet paying is not paid until I die–Anne  Bradstreet

Anne Dudley Bradstreet — the first published Puritan poet of any substance — was born into comfortable circumstances in the North of England in 1612 and got married at the age of 16 to Simon Bradstreet. The young couple, along with Anne’s parents, emigrated to the New World in 1630 (Anne was 18), ultimately moving to Cambridge, Massachusetts, in 1632, where Anne, despite lifelong poor health, accommodated herself to her new and very different life (including early years of hardship and privation) and had the first of her eight children.

Eventually, the family settled and prospered, and both her husband and father served, at one point or another, as governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony and were instrumental in the founding of Harvard University, from which two of Anne and Simon’s sons graduated.

Quote of the Day: September Song


File:Leaf leaves branch maple autumn nightshot studio.jpgOh, it’s a long, long while
From May to December,
And the days grow short
When you reach September….

Well, here we are again.  Almost at the autumnal equinox (which happens this year on September 22), that time of year when the Sun hangs directly above the equator and day and night (which have been getting–respectively–shorter and longer since June’s solstice day) are of equal length.

It’s all downhill from here.  We’ll have fewer and fewer hours of daylight, and more and more darkness, until the third week of December, and then–light will come again.

Quote of the Day: Plans


“If you want to make God laugh, tell him about your plans.” ― Woody Allen

I am working on a book. (I know, I always am.) It is due in mid-October. The week before last, everything came together. I wrote 19,000 words in seven days. What makes that more remarkable was I did that on top of working 40 hours at a day job. Good stuff, too.  I still had the captions and the plate dialog to write, plus the instructions to the artist and map makers and a few other things, but with the main body of the text done, I was actually ahead of schedule. I could get it done on time. Maybe early.

QOTD: “Pray for me”


I was never a Kanye West fan before his Jesus Is King album. Nothing personal; I don’t listen to much rap or hip-hop at all. However, when I heard that he had professed faith in Christ and put out a Christian album, I was excited and gave it a listen.

I loved it. I’ve listened to it multiple times, and particular songs many times. I’ve added Kanye to my prayer list, and I’m hoping that he will continue to grow in Christ and use his platform to glorify God and further His Kingdom.

Quote of the Day: On September 10, 2001


And I’m just saying, you know, if I were Osama bin Laden–he’s a very smart guy, I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about him–and I nearly got him once.  I nearly got him.  And I could have killed him, but I would have to destroy a little town called Kandahar in Afghanistan and kill 300 innocent women and children, and then I would have been no better than him.  And so I didn’t do it.–Bill Clinton, September 10, 2001

Twenty years ago today, Bill Clinton spoke before an audience of businessmen in Melbourne, Australia.  The recorded audio was not released until many years later, and then, one day, suddenly it was.  Here it is.  And while I note that the conclusion of the sycophantic flaks’ reportage was that Clinton’s “judgment was vindicated” because (it was later suggested) bin Laden might have left the building a few minutes before the proposed strike,  I don’t see that consideration playing into Clinton’s decision, based on his own accounting of it.

From the article with the details (emphasis my own):

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