Proteus was known for his ability to escape by changing his shape or appearance. It's a handy skill to have when you need it. On the other hand being Protean to conceal your lack of conviction can brand you as shallow.
Steinbeck's observation in Travels with Charlie that stuck with me was that you could still get an excellent inexpensive breakfast almost anywhere in the US. A few years after he wrote that I was able to confirm his observation with personal experience.
A few years ago, they began creeping out of cupboards, or probably more likely rolltop desks. More than one began worrying about what the inlaws would say. Others greeted the results with interest and celebration.
To learn a game, a coach comes in handy. In this case, I am referring to Bocci and how a small improvised Bocci court grew to have a sort of titanic influence on the people who casually used it.
Part of the joy of being a long-term member of an operating room crew is knowing who has you back in any situation.
There was nothing actually radical about most of us living at the Folkie Palace. Left-Wing, sure. While most of us were self-described as Anarchists, many argued that the description had more to do with our lifestyle than with actual political intent.
Tourist busses were a frequent sight on the streets of Greenwich Village.
My friend Bill had a saying, "you need the patience of stones to see real change in people."
I remembered back to my own Navy days. And recalling the old rubric that "if it moves - salute it. If it doesn't paint it,"
When they served you pastry at the Cafe Rienzi, you ate the crumbs.