May 7, 2020

Dorn in his most favorite spot in the kitchen!

May 20, 2020

Dorn has taken to reading some of the books of Louis L’Amour. The other day during his reading of L’Amour’s books he came across this gem of wisdom concerning success in life that he thought he should share with us:

“To succeed as a human being is not always the same as succeeding in your life’s work, although they can go hand in hand.”

Louis L’Amour

After sharing that with us, he noticed that his cup was empty so he ambled off to the pantry to see what he could find. Since Coffee Trolls have noses trained to detect good coffee (and tea), Dorn could smell the delightful fragrance of some of the Black Rifle Coffee stored in the pantry. So, he started to make himself a cup of their bold roast coffee and was a very satisfied Coffee Troll that afternoon.

May 11, 2020

Dorn does enjoy reading his history books (especially with a good cup of tea next to him!). Recently he was reading about President Theodore (Teddy) Rosevelt and came across this quote that mightily impressed Dorn:

“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; . . . who at best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly.”

President Theodore Roosevelt in his “Citizenship in a Republic” speech at the Sorbonne in Paris on April 23, 1910.

Dorn went on to note that this speech, and this quote, have become famously known as “The Man in the Arena“.

Dorn said that “It seems to me that on this here social media that you people have on the interwebs there are an awful lot of them critics that old Teddy was talking about. Seems if them carping ‘critics’ spent more time doing something worthwhile instead of hiding behind a screen and talking bad about people that are trying their best, then maybe they could actually help this to be a wee smidgen better world. That’s just my opinion though.”

Dorn snuffed and then ambled off to the kitchen as his tea cup needed refilling.