“I bargained with Life for a penny,
And Life would pay no more, 
However I begged at evening
When I counted my scanty store;

For Life is just an employer,
He gives you what you ask,
But once you have set the wages,
Why, you must bear the task.

I worked for a menial’s hire,
Only to learn, dismayed,
That any wage I had asked of Life,
Life would have paid.” 

― Jessie B. Rittenhouse


“A stumble may prevent a fall.” 
― Thomas Fuller

You Will Not be Young Forever…

More Soapbox Notes… One of the greatest pieces of advice I ever heard came from a self-proclaimed “retired whore” (her own words). And it went a little something like this… “Looking back over my life, I been married, separated, and divorced several times. I been with a lot of men and had children by 7 […]

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