Tuesday, September 25, 2012


About 3 years ago I read "John Adams" by David McCullough.  I couldn't put it down.  I had a notebook open the entire time I was reading it and filled pages with quotes.  So,  as we get ready for November elections, I will do my very best to refrain from talking about what you see on TV everyday, and will trust that y'all are getting your information from a variety of  sources.  It is so important to educate yourself on all the issues.  I am discovering that you have got to dig deep.  Enough said.

The first quote in the book is written to Abigail Adams, John Adams wife in 1774.

"We live, my dear soul, in an age of trial.  What will be the consequence, I know not."

Turn to the next page and Abigail is quoted.

"You cannot be, I know, nor do I wish to see you, an inactive spectator...We have too many high sounding words, and too few actions that correspond with them."

The back of the book jacket describes this great American as a brilliant, fiercely independent, often irascible, and always honest Yankee patriot who spare nothing in his zeal for the American Revolution; who rose to become the second president of the United States and saved the country from blundering into an unnecessary war; who was learned beyond all but a few and regarded by some as "out of his senses"; and whose marriage to the wise and valiant Abigail Adams is one of the most moving love stories in American history.

It's a book about politics, war, and social issues, but also about human nature, love, religious faith, virtue, ambition, friendship, and betrayal, and the far-reaching consequences of noble ideas.

If you are looking for a tremendous "read", you will not be disappointed.  

1 comment:

  1. Is someone blogging from a brand new 3 yr old Mac?