Common Sense Still Applies Today

“​In England a king hath little more to do than to make war and give away places; which in plain terms, is to impoverish the nation and set it together by the ears. A pretty business indeed for a man to be allowed eight hundred thousand sterling a year for, and worshipped into the bargain! Of more worth is one honest man to society and in the sight of God, than all the crowned ruffians that ever lived.”

— Thomas Paine, Common Sense


This is from the pamphlet that sparked alliance to a Revolution.  The most sold publication in America for most of its history

Three Quote Challenge- Third Times a Charm

Rules (suggestions that may lead to order)

3 quotes each day

3 nominees to be nominated (no repetition!)

Thank the person who nominated you

Inform the nominees

Many thanks to Book girl for throwing down the gauntlet in my general direction. She can be found here (my nominees take note, the consequences of following rules) https://literatureandstuff.wordpress.com

Today, we will attempt the call of nature…

If you are reading this, consider this a nomination for this challenge!  If you have a couple of minutes pass it on!  If not thanks for dropping by! 

Three Quote Challenge- Second Installment 

Rules (an attempt at least) 

  • 3 quotes each day
  • 3 nominees to be nominated (no repetition!)
  • Thank the person who nominated you
  • Inform the nominees


Many thanks to Book girl for throwing down the gauntlet in my general direction.  She can be found here (my nominees take note, the consequences of following rules) https://literatureandstuff.wordpress.com

“Everybody gets so much information all day long that they lose their common sense.”

 Gertrude Stein

“Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.”

Arthur C Clarke

Our technological powers increase, but the side effects and potential hazards also escalate. Alvin Toffler

Three Quote Challenge 

​Rules  (I will attempt them,no guarantees) 

  • 3 quotes each day
  • 3 nominees to be nominated (no repetition!)
  • Thank the person who nominated you
  • Inform the nominees

Many thanks to Book girl for throwing down the gauntlet in my general direction.  She can be found here (my nominees take note, the consequences of following rules) https://literatureandstuff.wordpress.com

Because no one has more thirst for earth, for blood, and for ferocious sexuality than the creatures who inhabit cold mirrors

Alejandra Pizarnik

The world is a looking-glass, and gives back to every man the reflection of his own face. Frown at it, and it will in turn look sourly upon you; laugh at it and with it, and it is a jolly kind companion; and so let all young persons take their choice.

William Makepeace Thackeray,Vanity Fair

First two quotes sourced from Goodreads.com

Photo credit: Quitesgram.com

Are Cautionary tales wagged by Cautionary beasts? Just a thought of my own.  Although, I  had this broken mirror picture for a prompt.  There’s nothing to say a theme or image is required.  In keeping with the rules, the victim list:

A darkened house, Https://adarkenedhouse.wordpress.com

Awkward Babble https//awkwardbabble.wordpress.com

Amanda, https://justinqueso.wordpress.com

Participation is voluntary 

Quite Challenge -Day Three

It suits me well,” he said, “to take a blow from thee, but first you must swear that you will seek me out in twelve months and a day, so I can give back what I received from you.”The Green Knight to Sir Gawain, the Canterberry Tales by Chauncer

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I would like to thank Angela, https://iammyownisland.wordpress.com,
for nominating me.
Rules stolen from another blog.
Rules for the challenge:

Post one of your favourite quotes(different quote on each day) on three consecutive days. The quote can be from your favourite book, author, or your own.
Nominate three bloggers to challenge them.
Thank the blogger, who nominated you
Oh those greedy aspirations of easy reward from little effort!  My extremely tall friend green knight bows and lets Sir Gawain take an axe to his neck.  Then promptly puts his head back on.  Laughs and disappears into the night from which he came.  He knows that a Knight of the Roundtable is duty bound to honor that in a year and a day what will happen.

So what does this say about us?  All fairy tales, legends, myths have a parable feature.  Ok, the obvious choice never trust a Green Knight with an axe.  But maybe if the deal makes no sense you should question what the hell is going on here?  Maybe an organized group make bad decisions when the leader gets questioned and no one will speak up for them.  Wait, I have the answer in the clarity of the old English that it was originally penned.  Don’t let pride make your decision for you!

See we have King Arthur.  He’s hanging out with a bunch of his Knights.  They are carrying on about their exploits.  Beer or mead is involved.  A strange guy, uninvited walks in and says a have a challenge.  You cut off my head and in 366 days, I’ll come back and return the favor.  Rather than anyone step up.  The king jumps to act because their honor dies if the challenge goes unmet.  The youngest needing to make a name for himself jumps to the chance.  The king isn’t happy his nephew does this, but hey honor is honor.

Group pride!  See where it gets you.  You head whacked off by a Green Knight on a day you know is coming because you needed to make a name for yourself!  Life lesson – never have your head served on a platter because of others.

Where the hell was Merlin anyway?  I bet Morgana had a thing with the Green Knight.  But that’s a different story.  And I’m out of days for this Quote Challenge

But before I leave, the list of three more people.  This is voluntary and fun

Christina, http so://blogging0380.wordpress.com

Amanda, https://justinqueso.wordpress.com

Hammad, https://hammadrais.wordpress.com

Quite Challenge- Day Two

Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure… than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat.
President Theodore Roosevelt

Day two begins. Thanks to Angela for getting me here. 🙄 You can visit her at https://iammyownisland.wordpress.com/2016/05/25/quote-challenge/

Rules stolen from another blog.
Rules for the challenge:

Post one of your favourite quotes(different quote on each day) on three consecutive days. The quote can be from your favourite book, author, or your own.
Nominate three bloggers to challenge them.
Thank the blogger, who nominated you.

Do I need to add here?!

Nothing we do here today can add or detract from what they gave
President Abraham Lincoln

Live! Today is all you have. The house, the car, the new phone are possessions.  To live is to try.   You succeed. You fail.  But in doing so, you create a masterpiece called you.   Good Ole Teddy, he didn’t even lead the Rough Riders.  Battle of San Juan Hill- winner.   He lead Bull Moose Party, it failed, but you know he took on the establishment.   The only time to stay down in the mud is when you are young and have the right company 😉

Be fearless today! Hold that grey twilight for someone else.   Trying is an option.  Failure will happen.  Forget it.  Success is celebrated tonight!

All together now!

“I am FEARLESS! “😎

My list of my three fearless nominees
Lucy, https://lucycamp2706.wordpress.com
John, https://johndonald.wordpress.com
Gayatri,
https://gayatrinatrajan.wordpress.com/