"My will is that my sons receive solid and useful education . . .I wish [them] to be early taught an utter contempt for novels. . . " -Sam Houston His Last Will and Testament, 2 April 1863 "Another damned, thick, square book! Always scribble, scribble, scribble! Eh! Mr . Gibbon? " -William Henry, Duke of Glouchester, to the author of The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire 1781 i belive in appreciating the little things in life. my moms scalloped potatos, good marijuana, the fine craftsmanship of a BMW 7 series, a good game of road hockey, a swell poker hand, time spent with a good woman, mountains, the music of rush, bees, and an off color joke now and then among other things. if one could learn to appreciate ones own little things, i believe that day to day content would flower into lifetime joy.