Tuesday, December 29, 2015

My 2015 Top Fifty

I've added a new sidebar selection as of today -- My 2015 Top FiftyIt's a collection of my most liked and retweeted items on Twitter in the past year.

And so a Happy New Year to you all.  May it be a year of vows renewed and second chances...of life and love and new romances...of quiet strolls and moonlight dances.

~~ Robert Brault

Friday, November 27, 2015

A Holiday Reminder

A reminder that I have two book collections of stocking-stuffer size and price:  Round Up The Usual Subjects and The Second Collection.  You are cordially invited to browse.

From The Second Collection (Relationships):

"No matter how passionate the relationship, it is sustained in the end by its everyday courtesies."

"In every relationship there are situations you need to talk through -- and situations where you need to be through talking."

"Eventually you realize that nothing that benefits you and you alone benefits anyone."

"The way to make a good relationship better is to appreciate it just the way it is."

"Sometimes two people meet who have no illusions -- and discover they are ready for one."

From Round Up The Usual Subjects (Memories):

"There are memories I choose not to live with, but we hang out at the same bar."

"There are memories that will always make you lonesome but will never make you sad."

"The happiest memories are of moments that ended when they should have."

"I am grateful for all memories, so much of my life having escaped my attention altogether."

"Nostalgia is not so much the memory of happier days as of higher hopes."

~~ Robert Brault

Sunday, May 3, 2015

More From Allecia

"Why try to explain miracles to your kids when you can just have them plant a garden."

From "Robert Brault, Wisdom For the Ages", the Facebook gallery of Allecia Alicea-Imboden.

Saturday, April 18, 2015

The Rick Lewis Touch

Today I'd like to celebrate the photo artwork of Rick Lewis, who has generously set up a "Robert Brault Gallery" on his website at elysianwaters.com.  There is a permanent link to the gallery in the sidebar to the right (under the title "The Illustrated Man.")

Please take a moment to scan Rick's work, I couldn't be more thrilled to have an artist of his skill and ingenuity take an interest in my words.


Thursday, April 16, 2015

The Courage of Civility

"We undervalue, I think, the courage of simple, everyday civility.  What do we know of another person's day, of their worries and anxieties, of how deep into their innermost resources they had to reach for that gracious smile, that pleasant hello."

~~ Robert Brault

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Allecia's Magic

And here is another sampling from the wonderful Facebook page of Allecia Alicea-Imboden, a collection of photo-art illustrations of my quotes.  See it all at PhotoArt by Allecia. 

"So it turns out that all those years they were calling you a dim bulb, they meant you were efficient."


~~ Robert Brault

Sunday, March 29, 2015

More Photo-Art By Allecia

"What does a woman wish to be, who, finding at her door a small figure with a tiny suitcase, does not wish to be Grandmother?

~Robert Brault

Friday, March 20, 2015

PhotoArt by Allecia

"He was a sad and lonesome clown
 And she was the circus that came to town."

This is just one of the sayings from my book, Round Up the Usual Subjects, that my friend Allecia has illustrated on her Facebook page.  You can see them all, plus regular updates, by clicking the link in the sidebar under The Illustrated Man.

~~ Robert Brault

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

An Affront To The Blue Sky

"Today is so fine a day out my door that my winter despair seems an offense against the Creator and my black mood an affront to the blue sky."

~~ Robert Brault