Cerebral Mutterings revisited

It’s been quite some time since my Cerebral Mutterings emails finished, and I started blogging.  But tonight, while stripping out my long untouched email folders in a frenzy of “archive it – delete it – do it”, I came across some of my original Mutterings source material.

So, here is a trip down memory lane for those of you who were once recipients of the CM emails.

The News

Mr O is currently in Wellington re-installing equipment on Kaitaki.  Lucky him, he gets to start work at 4am.
Miss O is currently struggling with the concept of falling asleep.  But she has grasped the idea of making a mess with paints and enjoys riding her horse in her spare time.

The Quotes

Of all the liars in the world, sometimes the worst are your own fears.
– Rudyard Kipling

Would you know others?  Read yourself — and learn!
– Friedrich von Schiller

Thought takes man out of servitude into freedom.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson

You can’t drown your troubles . . . because troubles can swim.
– Margaret Millar

Absinthe makes the heart grow fonder.
– Ethel Watts Mumford

Life is like a ten-speed bike.
Most of us have gears we never use.
– Charles Schultz

There is everything in a name. A rose by any other name would smell as sweet, but would not cost half as much during the winter months.
– George Ade


I also came across this rather profound and thought-provoking comment by the anthropologist, Margaret Mead.

Even very recently, the elders could say: “You know, I have been young and you never have been old.”
But today’s young people can reply: “You never have been young in the world I am young in, and you never can be.” . . . The older generation will never see repeated in the lives of young people their own unprecedented experience of sequentially emerging change. This break between generations is wholly new: it is planetary and universal.

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