My Heaven on Earth

“All that in this delightful garden grows, should happy be,and have immortal bliss.” —Edmond Spencer TomOhio JonOhio MelissaNew ... Read more

The Language of Flowers

During the Victorian era, people often gave each other flowers and used the "language of flowers" (sometimes called floriography) to express feelings ... Read more

Advice and Encouragement

You have better things to do than worry why others aren't taking what you have to offer. Don't waste your magic on people who won't be moved by it. ... Read more


There must be a day or two in a man's life when he is the precise age for something important. —Franklin Pierce Adams Middle age occurs when ... Read more


Night, which in autumn seems to fall from the sky so suddenly, chilled us. —Jules Barbey d'Aurevilly, The Crimson Curtain Her pleasure in the ... Read more


Nowadays change is around every corner; in my day it was only around the expected ones. —V. L. Allineare The need for change bulldozed a road ... Read more

Courage and Strength

It is easy to be brave from a safe distance. —Aesop History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived, but if faced with courage, need ... Read more


A desire to be observed, considered, esteemed, praised, beloved, and admired . . . is one of the earliest, as well as the keenest, ... Read more