Welcome

Welcome
John William Tuohy lives in Washington DC

The LLR: Words to describe someone's voice

The LLR: Words to describe someone's voice: adenoidal:if someone’s voice is adenoidal, some of the sound seems to come through their nose appealing:an appealing look, voice etc ...

The LLR: Reading

The LLR: Reading: “Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.” Joseph Addison

The LLR: A truly great book should

The LLR: A truly great book should:  “A truly great book should be read in youth, again in maturity and once more in old age, as a fine building should be seen by morning l...

The LLR: I love you as the plant that never blooms

The LLR: I love you as the plant that never blooms: “I love you as the plant that never blooms but carries in itself the light of hidden flowers; thanks to your love a certain solid fragr...

The LLR: Hope is the thing with feathers

The LLR: Hope is the thing with feathers: “Hope is the thing with feathers That perches in the soul, And sings the tune without the words And never stops at all.” —       ...

The LLR: Ah, when to the heart of man

The LLR: Ah, when to the heart of man: “Ah, when to the heart of man Was it ever less than a treason To go with the drift of things, To yield with a grace to reason, An...

The LLR: Poetry is an echo

The LLR: Poetry is an echo: “Poetry is an echo asking a shadow to dance.”  Carl Sandburg

You get ideas from daydreaming.



 “You get ideas from daydreaming. You get ideas from being bored. You get ideas all the time. The only difference between writers and other people is we notice when we’re doing it.”—   Neil Gaiman. “Where Do You Get Your Ideas?”


....but remember to laugh................


Years of love



“…Years of love have been forgot
In the hatred of a minute.”


—         Poe, Edgar Allan





Wal-Mart earned $27 billion in profit last year.

  “Wal-Mart earned $27 billion in profit last year. They could afford to pay their bottom million workers $10,000 more a year, raise all of those people out of poverty, cost — save taxpayers billions of dollars, and still earn $17 billion in profit, right? It’s simply nuts that we have allowed this to happen. […] You know, this ridiculous idea that a worker on Wall Street who earns tens of millions of dollars a year securitizing imaginary assets or doing high-frequency trading is worth 1,000 times as much as workers who earn tens of thousands of dollars a year educating our children, growing or serving us our food, throwing themselves into harm’s away to protect our life or property, that this difference reflects the true value or intrinsic worth of these jobs is nonsense.” —  Nick Hanauer, Venture Capitalist, on the necessity of a living wage 


The LLR: There is here no measuring with time

The LLR: There is here no measuring with time: “There is here no measuring with time, no year matters, and ten years are nothing. Being an artist means, not reckoning and counting,...

The LLR: Percy Bysshe Shelley

The LLR: Percy Bysshe Shelley:  “I arise from dreams of thee, And a spirit in my feet Has led me- who knows how? To thy chamber-window, Sweet!” —         Percy...

The LLR: Emily Dickinson

The LLR: Emily Dickinson:  “There’s a certain slant of light, On winter afternoons, That oppresses, like the weight Of cathedral tunes.” —         Emily ...

Don’t be seduced into thinking

“Don’t be seduced into thinking that that which does not make a profit is without value.”  Arthur Miller
                                                                                                                   (Who was a millionaire)




Me





“I’m an adult, but not like a real adult” 

Following Fitzgerald: You see I usually find myself among strangers

Following Fitzgerald: You see I usually find myself among strangers: “You see I usually find myself among strangers because I drift here and there trying to forget the sad things that happened to me.”—    ...

A big blog of Irish Literature: I know that I shall meet my fate

A big blog of Irish Literature: I know that I shall meet my fate: “I know that I shall meet my fate somewhere among the clouds above; those that I fight I do not hate, those that I guard I do not love.”...

Emerson Said It: Happiness is a

Emerson Said It: Happiness is a:  “Happiness is a perfume which you cannot pour on someone without getting some on yourself.”— Ralph Waldo Emerson

Emerson Said It: Some people will tell you

Emerson Said It: Some people will tell you: “Some people will tell you there is a great deal of poetry and fine sentiment in a chest of tea.”   Ralph Waldo Emerson, Letters and Social...

Emerson Said It: The pleasure of life

Emerson Said It: The pleasure of life: “The pleasure of life is according to the man that lives it, and not according to the work or the place.”  Ralph Waldo Emerson ...

Foster Care news and Updates: If you can’t be thankful for what you have

Foster Care news and Updates: If you can’t be thankful for what you have: “If you can’t be thankful for what you have, be thankful for what you’ve escaped.”

The LLR: “Our birth is but a sleep and a forgetting:

The LLR: “Our birth is but a sleep and a forgetting::                                                   “Our birth is but a sleep and a forgetting: The Soul that rises with us, our life’s Sta...

The LLR: Remember

The LLR: Remember: Remember Remember me when I am gone away, Gone far away into the silent land; When you can no more hold me by the hand, Nor I half ...

The LLR: You get a little moody sometimes but I think that’...

The LLR: You get a little moody sometimes but I think that’...: “You get a little moody sometimes but I think that’s because you like to read. People that like to read are always a little fucked up.” Pat...

The LLR: I don’t know when we’ll see each other again or wh...

The LLR: I don’t know when we’ll see each other again or wh...:  “I don’t know when we’ll see each other again or what the world will be like when we do. We may both have seen many horrible things. But I...

The LLR: I write to give myself strength.

The LLR: I write to give myself strength.:  “I write to give myself strength. I write to be the characters that I am not. I write to explore all the things I’m afraid of.” Joss Whedo...

Confused? Don’t know what to do with your life and can’t figure out the next move?

Confused? Don’t know what to do with your life and can’t figure out the next move?
Welcome to the human race. At some point, on a regular basis, most people areas lost and confused as you are and most people won’t admit it.

Don’t worry about not knowing what to do next. You’ll figure it out. Just remember life isn’t on your time schedule. Seeing clearly takes time because life is complex, involved and confusing and making things worse is the fact that you are on your own when it comes to figuring out which path to take.

Don’t be hard on yourself when you get lost on the road of life because it happens to the best of us.  Nobody on the planet has a road map or a secret book of easy answers. There are no sure fire formulas to success and happiness. What works for me probably won’t work for you.  You will, I assure you, trip and fall along the way and that’s okay. That just means you’re trying to get somewhere and that you are will to walk through the dark and unknown paths to get there. 


Don’t worry about not knowing what to do next. You’ll figure it out.

...and be happy, you'll be just fine..............


Happiness consists of achieving harmony between you and the life you lead

Happiness consists of achieving harmony between you and the life you lead. If those two things are in sync; happiness will be with you.  But remember, getting to that point, living a life that reflects your goals, wants and needs, takes time and effort and it’s something you must constantly work to keep. But don’t worry about, you’ll get there, Good things take time.


here....here's some happy bubbles for you...enjoy


The Quotable Henry David Thoreau: Happiness is like a butterfly;

The Quotable Henry David Thoreau: Happiness is like a butterfly;: “Happiness is like a butterfly; the more you chase it, the more it will elude you. But if you turn your attention to other things, it will ...

The LLR: humanity

The LLR: humanity: humanity i love you because you are perpetually putting the secret of life in your pants and forgetting it’s there and sitting ...