Steinbeck on Timshel

The Hebrew word timshel — Thou mayest — that gives a choice. It might be the most important word in the world. That says the way is open. That throws it right back on a man. For if Thou mayest — it is also true that Thou mayest not… Thou mayest makes a man great, that gives him stature with the gods, for in his weakness and his filth … he has still the great choice. He can choose his course and fight it through and win.

John Steinbeck
East of Eden


Advice from my Dad

Every honest man has one or more moments where something deep within that he didn’t know was there, cries out. That’s a good thing. Being up front with God is too rare an accomplishment. He’s been cursed before and if that’s what it takes to bring a person to reality about themselves, He’s a willing participant. I’ve been there. {I just wouldn’t make a habit of it.}

[Words of wisdom from my Dad]