These Things - gotta build your own bridge

“No one can build you the bridge on which you, and only you, must cross the river of life.” – Mr. Nietzche

“To be nobody-but-yourself — in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else — means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight.” – E.E. Cummings

“Be yourself. Everyone else is taken.” – Oscar Wilde

It’s cool and fall now so this edition ended up heavy on the poetry and music because…it’s cool and fall.

But, last week was crush in southwest Idaho and that means it’s red wine season. So, pour yourself a glass of red wine and sit back and enjoy the Beethoven Late Quartets or listening to some poems. Or just delete this email and enjoy the red wine. But only after your midday walk a la Beethoven.

Oh, and, it’s my partner Jennifer’s birthday today. She’s the most original person I know. This edition is dedicated to her distinct and beautiful way of being.

Good luck being yourself. See you in two weeks.

Jeff O.