Monday, June 23, 2008


After watching another episode of the HBO John Adams miniseries, I've changed my mind about Ben Franklin. He's not interesting - he's a jerk! He does have some really great quotes though. But I'm through with him. My thoughts turn now to Mr. Jefferson. Now here's a man with depth. I think surviving great loss does that to a person...

"Blessed is he who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed."

- Benjamin Franklin


  1. I still need to get this mini series...I will order it tonight!! The train ride is very near Santa Cruz, not very close to Yosemite at all, but very near Monterey if you were planning to go there...when are you coming and what is your itinerary? maybe we can meet??

  2. Mark and I loved watching that series when it was on HBO, and I do have to agree with you that Ben Franklin seemed to have been a real idiot! I sort of heard he was a pompous womanizer, but never really thought about it until I watched the series. I related to Abigale Adams in so many ways. She was an amazing match for an incredible man.



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