11:50 at night, almost missed it! This one continues my look into Greek philosophers, with a good one.Known as the weeping philosopher, this guy was a self-taught man from a distinguished family. He lived alone, like a hermit most of the time.
“There is nothing permanent except change.” – Heraclitus.
Yep, Heraclitus is our old guy of the week. Till next time, and safe! It’s still Wednesday!
The holidays always screw me up; I almost forgot what day it was! So here we go:
Safety deposit boxes and lockers in train stations were to passe; nowadays he preferred something a bit different. No reason not to mix some business with pleasure, and he loved to swim. So the random indoor pool of the week was the drop point. If he saw the money in his locker before his swim, he would leave the item in question after his swim, and leave the key in a drop point.
The rest of the money was there; the advance was already safe in an offshore account, and he had a nice hour long swim before leaving that gym and it’s indoor pool behind forever. If the contact couldn’t find the key, it was their problem.
The shot came from somewhere high and punched the glass of his car like an angry fist.
And there we go, 3 minutes 58 seconds. See you next week!
Well in keeping with my Greek old guy theme, I decided to quote another philosopher. This is another one that needs no introduction, he was the one that started pushing wholesale for names on every little thing and action. Something I will never forgive him for, but he was a smart guy nonetheless:
“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” – Aristotle.
If you want to get into a debate with me, ask me why naming everything in existence is bad. Later!
Alright, still no real word on the book yet, and that’s driving me a bit crazy… but it’s time to focus up and write. So, as always, five minutes on the clock:
A bath followed by some Starbucks coffee and he opened the front door. His morning paper was there. His neighbor to the left Chris was there as well, looking for his paper, which had been thrown into his bushes. Chris had a history of antagonizing the paper boy.Odd that there was nothing at all about the robbery in it.
He waved and went back inside.
Odd that there was nothing at all about the robbery in the paper. There had been plenty of time to write the story up; he had seen reporters go with less. Had the story been quashed? Why would the owner of the item do such a thing?
And time, four minutes, 47 seconds. Sorry about that, I didn’t get much done at all. I could cheat perhaps, but well that would be cheating.
This one is from way way back, and it’s one of the best quotes from any writer, ever, so it bears repeating. It’s from Socrates, who I feel is a man who needs no introduction, and he is the first one on record of saying this. Many have echoed him throughout the ages.
“The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.” – Socrates.
In case you do in fact need a primer on who Socrates is, he was an ancient greek philosopher who was considered one of the brightest minds of the age by many cultures, the Egyptians Romans and Persians, notably. He was forced to commit suicide over a political dispute with the leaders of his day. They didn’t like his criticisms.
So, one to think about, despite the fact that most of you have heard it before. Have a great day, and see you next time!
Well, it’s Tuesday, but I’m too distracted to do much. The reason is, I’m playing the waiting game. I finished my book (a novella really, at 63k words) and sent it off to the publisher. Said publisher did state they wanted the book before I sent it, based on a sample, but I can’t help a little worry.
Now I’m driving myself crazy waiting for word back from the publisher/editors.
So all of you out there in blogger land, distract me. Any of you dealt with this? And if so, how? Let me hear back from you; don’t be shy.
This week’s quote comes from one of my favorite childhood fantasy authors. Born in 1944 he wrote several books, including his best-known series while working on a general motors assembly line. He is best known for his series “Chronicles of the black company.” Though all his work is gold in my opinion.
I’m told occasionally that I write like him, something I will always consider a great compliment. (And I hope he does too if he’s reading this!)
Anyway, here it is:
“Every ounce of my cynicism is supported by historical precedent.” – Glen Cook.
As always, this quote is for this site:
Have a good day!