The author has a primary interest in the history of the Spanish colonial period but reads extensively about current events, politics, the economy, warfare, literature, poetry, and other areas. For the last few years he came across certain passages that appealed to him and started to write them down so they would not be forgotten Some were observations of great men and women, some were proverbs, anecdotes, poems, songs, and other bits of philosophy. He accumulated them on his computer and recorded them in topical categories. While his interest was personal about items that inspired and fascinated him he felt others would benefit from these extractions to improve their lives and relationships. Contains 487 extraction items.