Fire Cloud...
An irregular marking on the exterior of Native American pottery: usually resulting from burning fuel coming in direct contact with the vessel during firing

Thursday, 1 September 2016

Birthday Blog Rerun

Firecloud has another birthday

The Earth has now revolved about the Sun 73 times since the universe first came into being.

Whether I shall turn out to be the hero of my own life, or whether that station will be held by anybody else, these pages must show. —Charles Dickens


Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way. —Leo Tolstoy


If you really want to hear about it, the first thing you'll probably want to know is where I was born, and what my lousy childhood was like, and how my parents were occupied and all before they had me, and all that David Copperfield kind of crap, but I don't feel like going into it, if you want to know the truth. —J. D. Salinger,


Once upon a time and a very good time it was there was a moocow coming down along the road and this moocow that was coming down along the road met a nice little boy named baby tuckoo. —James Joyce


It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair. —Charles Dickens


He was an old man who fished alone in a skiff in the Gulf Stream and he had gone eighty-four days now without taking a fish. —Ernest Hemingway


 Ships at a distance have every man's wish on board. —Zora Neale Hurston,



 Of all the things that drive men to sea, the most common disaster, I've come to learn, is women. —Charles Johnson

Bligh: Do you really think you'll be able to command this rabble?
Christian: I'll do my best.
Bligh: Well I did my best, and I had the authority of the law. You're a dead man Fletcher.


The moment one learns English, complications set in. —Felipe Alfau,


Q: What's the difference between a tweaker and an elephant?
A: The elephant will eat all your peanut butter.”
Bucky Sinister


The past is a foreign country; they do things differently there.  —L. P. Hartley


A screaming comes across the sky. —Thomas Pynchon


The sky above the port was the color of television, tuned to a dead channel. —William Gibson


I am a sick man . . . I am a spiteful man. —Fyodor Dostoyevsky



 It was love at first sight. —Joseph Heller


It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife. —Jane Austen


It was a dark and stormy night; the rain fell in torrents, except at occasional intervals, when it was checked by a violent gust of wind which swept up the streets (for it is in London that our scene lies), rattling along the house-tops, and fiercely agitating the scanty flame of the lamps that struggled against the darkness. —Edward George Bulwer-Lytton


In the cookies of life, sisters are the chocolate chips. ~Author Unknown


 To the outside world we all grow old. But not to brothers and sisters. We know each other as we always were. We know each other’s hearts. We share private family jokes. We remember family feuds and secrets, family griefs and joys. We live outside the touch of time. ~Clara Ortega


 Never have children, only grandchildren. ~Gore Vidal


1 comment:

  1. great post…what research you must have done for it…hope your birthday was good….sil

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