Bessie-isms and Quotable for July 30 & 31, 2016


*It isn’t just your junk drawer that is filled with a mess of odds and ends you can’t organize or toss out! Your mind is full of similar crap, and needs a good cleaning also.

*Help your child succeed at reasonable things, less they become bitter and unwilling to try new endeavors. They can’t all be ballerinas or sports stars, but can find success in a thousand other worthwhile ways.


The thoughtless are rarely wordless.

Howard W. Newton

Bessie-isms and Quotable for July 29, 2016


*Striving for success can be a trap. You become so focused on progress towards your goal that you berate yourself for the least mistake, or moment of pleasure that doesn’t further your goals. If you do succeed, you won’t enjoy it, because you’ll have forgotten how to live and enjoy life.

*Never forget that the sun and rain falls as much on your enemies as yourself.

Quotable:Writing is the hardest way to earn a living with the possible exception of wrestling alligators.

Olin Miller

Bessie-isms and Quotable for July 28, 2016


*Ever notice that the task that you’re sure will be quick and easy, always ends up being the worst ordeal?

*You hate it when someone wins something, or gets a promotion and you don’t. If that makes you feel like a jealous turd, you’re not a terrible person, like you are if it doesn’t make you feel evil.


The older I grow the more I distrust the familiar doctrine that age brings wisdom.

H. L. Mencken


Bessie-isms and Quotable for July 27, 2016


*You tolerate a lot more dust and dirt when you’re the one doing the cleaning. If you had a maid, you’d be a fanatic clean freak!

*Denying teens something they like as a punishment is not apt to be nearly as effective as making them do something they consider work. Teens hate work, in case you didn’t know!


I am not young enough to know everything.

James M. Barrie

Bessie-isms and Quotable for July 26, 2016


*A child isn’t like a pet; you can’t easily give them away when you tire of cleaning up their messes! Putting them down is frowned on as well. You’d be wise to borrow someone’s kids for a trial before leaping into that mess with no experience.

*I’ve concluded that summer exists to give us a different thing to complain about, after bitching about the winter cold for months.


Treat people as if they were what they ought to be and you help them to become what they are capable of being.

Johann W. von Goethe

Bessie-isms and Quotable for July 25, 2016


*Show me a man who cleans the toilet with no bitching from his spouse or room mates, and I’ll show you a man destined to succeed in any venture he chooses.

*Travel is good if for no other reason than that it forces you to realize that others live differently than you choose to. You’re likely living in a big old rut, whether you’d admit it or not.


Logic is the art of going wrong with confidence.

Joseph Wood Krutch