Welcome to my mind.  I am Thomas J. Aron, author of Sour Rain and many other titles.  This blog is my place to share ideas and articles that influence me and my writing.  Please check in often as I will probably be posting daily!

Saturday, June 30, 2012

"Forget about all the reasons why something may not work.
You only need to find one good reason why it will."
- Dr. Robert Anthony

Thursday, March 29, 2012

"I have learned, as a rule of thumb, never to ask whether you can do something. Say, instead, that you are doing it. Then fasten your seat belt. The most remarkable things follow."
– Julia Cameron

Monday, March 26, 2012

I pray that my life rises to this level before I die:
           My Life is My Message."
                                                        --Mahatma Ghandi 

Friday, March 9, 2012

"The greater danger for most of us lies not
in setting our aim too high and falling short;
but in setting our aim too low, and
         achieving our mark."
                                                    – Michelangelo Buonarroti

About Michelangelo Buonarroti

Michelangelo Buonarotti, the Renaissance sculptor and painter, is considered one of the world's greatest artists. He was born in Tuscany in 1475. He apprenticed to a painter at age 13, infuriating his father, who considered art menial work. By age 25, he had sculpted one of his finest works, the Pietà, in St. Peter's. Working alone, he took four years to paint more than 400 figures on the Sistine Chapel ceiling. He also designed St. Peter's dome and is perhaps best known for his iconic statue of David. He died in 1564.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

     "You can't put a limit on anything.
The more you dream, the farther you get"
                                                   -Michael Phelps

Monday, March 5, 2012

"What is harder than rock, or softer than water?
Yet soft water hollows out hard rock.

About Ovid

Publius Ovidius Naso, the Roman poet known as Ovid, best known for the epic Metamorphoses, is considered one of the greatest poets of Latin literature. He was born in 43 B.C. in what is now Italy. He rose quickly in Roman government and was on track to become a senator when he chose to devote himself to poetry instead. His tale of Pyramus and Thisbe is the source for Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. Emperor Augustus exiled Ovid from Rome for unknown reasons in 8 A.D.; he died in exile in 17 A.D.