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KENNETH WESTHUES
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Updated with quotes for January 2023:

Classic:
Sport is a seductive metaphor (life as a game in which we gain victory through hard work, discipline, and visualizing success), but the older metaphor of farming (life as hard labor that is subject to weather and quirks of blind fate and may return no reward whatsoever and don't be surprised) is still in our blood, especially those of us raised on holy scriptures.
— Garrison Keillor in National Geographic, July 2009, p.74.

 

Direct:
The truth of the human situation is twofold and will ever remain so. We are both powerful and powerless in the face of nature. Our goal must be to bring out the best in both us and it.
First Sociology, 1982,
p. 318.

Garden moment for January 2023:

Gardeners are forever trying to grow plants in climate zones where unseasonable cold snaps take them out. Witness these elephant ears (Colocasia esculenta) at the Dunlawton Sugar Mill Gardens in Port Orange FL at the end of December 2022, after three consecutive days of freezing temperatures over Christmas.


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