Dawning cold and clear … keeping a promise


Each day I walk ... from the past and forward to the future.

Each day I walk … from the past and forward to the future.

Coming up on today’s show …

Dr. U. R. Whining discusses the cold wind and blowing snow with our guest Fairy Princess.  Ms. Princess claims it is far too cold to venture out, her hair might get mussed.  She might get cold fingertips and frost-bitten toes.

Dr. Whining will remind our Princess that she promised a walk every day, rain or shine.


The ancient phrase, “A journey of a thousand miles starts with one step” has many paraphrases and dates back thousands of years, and takes on a special meaning in contemporary society. The actual quote is attributed to Lao Tzu, the ancient Chinese philosopher who wrote the Tao Te Ching, born 604 B.C.

In this quote, Lao Tzu is trying to express that great things start from humble beginnings.  In the original, the text refers to “1,000 li journey”.  A li is an old Chinese measure of distance which converts to 360 miles or 576 km.e.

Quote information obtained from BBC Learning English

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