Therefore, since custom is the principle magistrate of man’s life, let men by all means endeavor to obtain good customs. Certainly, custom is most perfect when it beginneth in young years. This we call education; which is, in effect, but an early custom.
Francis Bacon, “Of Custom and Education” (1625)
As is my custom, I am enjoying a cup o’ tea and a
crappy old book this rainy morning. Were I to be blogging instead of reading about the Earl of Essex, I’d be blogging about (1) aging gracefully, (2) Sunday Comfort Food Supper, (3) Earth, and (4) state of affairs on Earth. But I’m reading about the Earl of Essex so that’ll have to wait.