I ask for strength, but not for power, lest I despise the meek.
I ask for wisdom, but not for learning, lest I scorn the simple.
I ask for a clean name, but not for fame, lest I contemn the lowly.
I ask for peace of mind, but not for idle hours, lest I fail to hearken to the call of duty.
Inazo Nitobe, 1909
The last week's time has been a bit crazy and I am packing up to head up to northwest Vermont to care for my grandmother and do some work/repairs around her house while my sister is out of town on a work-related trip.