” Intelligence …is really a kind of taste: taste in ideas.”
Susan Sontag
When we think someone else is smart, is it because they think as we do, or is it because they know how to evaluate well?

Can they see the big picture…from all sides? Will what they are proposing benefit future generations? That’s difficult to do.

Differences in Men and Women Meeting as Strangers

As we age, women will look at our peers to catch a clue of how to move, maintain composure, try a new style or turn a phrase. Often, we then smile at each other and gently chat.
Men of the same age, move purposely, visually size each other up…and almost never smile or begin a conversation.
Just saying…

Sam Waterston said, in Newsroom, “On the off chance that you’re not going to live forever why don’t you take a shot at being happy now.”

King of Hearts

“King of Hearts idly playing a game of people.” Storypeople
The perspective changes it all.


Presentism occurs because we fail to recognize that our future selves won’t see the world the way we see it now.” Daniel Gilbert
Maybe this is the reason to make friends with older, wise people…and really listen to them.

Festival Time

Denver, as most cities, has an array of festivals all summer long. Attending once and then over and over gives us a local flavor for art, jewelry, foods, music and local merriment. On successive trips, we spend time looking for vendors that were at the festival last year and the year before. We “need” another object that only they have.
We can’t be in a hurry or it spoils the fun.
My mentor used to say, “If you miss the moments of your life, you miss your life.” Mrs. Ellsworth

What Goes With What?

Natural pairings shouldn’t be ignored. On a hot summer day in Richmond, Virginia, we wanted some excellent, brewed ice tea (with lemon).
Let’s try a pie shoppe, and … sure enough!

Failure to Think

“Somebody’s boring me. I think it’s me.” unknown
Nothing prompted your exit from my childhood home faster than the comment, “I’m bored.”

The Present

“The present is the future of the past.” John Updike
What was was it you said you’d be doing by now?
Time passes quickly, you know.

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