Building Ships

I found a piece of scrap paper stuffed into a book I am reading, as is common for me. On the paper was a quote by Antoine de Saint-ExupĂ©ry, a twentieth century French writer and poet. It said:  "If you want to build a ship, don't drum up people together to collect wood and don't … Continue reading Building Ships


Motorcycles and the Meaning of Life

Robert Pirsig, author of Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, passed away yesterday at 88 years of age. I read and enjoyed his book many years ago but haven't thought about him in several years. For aimless people like me who don't know what we want to do with our lives, Pirsig's optimistic humanism … Continue reading Motorcycles and the Meaning of Life