I won't be posting again until mid-April. In the meantime, I invite new readers to browse the archives. The search engine on the right sidebar is quite good at locating items by subject.
Here are a few "parting shots."
"There is in every life some perfect thing that makes all the imperfections tolerable and the thought of any other life inconceivable."
"Beware a belief that has long stood the test of not being challenged."
"Occasionally in our busy lives we should pause to weed out those of our beliefs that are preposterous."
"All your life you pretend to be someone else, and it turns out that you were someone else pretending to be you."
"There are beliefs so enduring that they do not require that anyone believe them."
"If you could travel back from the future to the present moment, what would you do differently?"
"It is sad when two people turn from the paths they're traveling, and their paths go on to cross without them."
"I find in old age that it's possible to revisit the past, the one requirement being that you come as you are."
"You get to an age when no matter what happens you wish somebody would put a stop to it."
"We pick on the devil, but he's only representing his base constituency."
"The trouble that finds me and not my child has taken the decoy."
"It is a perversely human perception that animals in their native habitat are running wild."
"A watched child never learns."
"Though confined to our destiny, we do get to pick the color scheme."
"As you get older, you still seek the meaning of life, but it becomes more important to seek it in good company and in pleasant places and with 4 o'clock cocktails."
~~ Robert Brault