Russell Bertrand’s Take. It Is Time To Take A Break. If You Could Read My Mind.
- Best known as a campaigner for peace and as a popular writer on social, political, and moral subjects, British philosopher Bertrand Russell often voiced his opinions on a variety of subjects. This quote by Bertrand resonated with me to some degree…what say you? “The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt.”
I do like Russell’s philosophical approach to happiness – one that was stated by him long ago but could not be more relevant in today’s interesting world: “The secret of happiness is this: let your interests be as wide as possible, and let your reactions to the things and persons that interest you be as far as possible friendly rather than hostile.“
- Today’s JustMyTake is #316. I do not have writer’s block, nor have I ‘hit the wall’ with my enthusiasm to write and post the blog. What I am going to do is take a bit of break, possibly change the format and content of the blog, and come back with fresh ideas -as Joe Cocker sang: “With a little help from my friends.”
Many of you have offered up your input as a guest writer – something that both myself and the readers of JustMyTake appreciate and enjoy. I am again asking (begging and pleading!) for you to take a stab at guest writing – a simple take on subject matter that interests you, or in some form bothers you. You provide me with a simple word document and I will edit/format your take accordingly. The only request: Please, no politics and no religion.
I have some travel coming up – so this is a good time to take a pre-summer siesta…but I will be back in the next few weeks with the weekly post that hopefully includes some of your input. Note: a few of you have suggested that I go to a podcast format with JustMyTake. I am interested in making that happen, but due to time constraints, no time soon.
- Credited with defining the folk-pop sound of the 1960s and 1970s, Gordon Lightfoot became a worldwide musical talent with his whimsical and thought-provoking music, both as a songwriter and performer. Lightfoot passed away last Monday but the legacy of his baritone voice and folk-based twelve-string acoustic guitar will live on forever.