Radio station KUOW is running a series on the history of fishing rights in Washington state, and their reporter interviewed my husband Gabriel Chrisman on the topic. You can listen to his interview here:
"Maxims for the New Year" Published in Good Housekeeping, January 1889
"I can't," is a humbug and a nuisance.
It is not parsimonious to be economical.
To-day is all the time we absolutely have.
A single fact is worth a folio of argument.
It is not selfish to be correct in your dealings.
The worth of a thing depends on the want of it.
Let nothing be undone which ought to be done.
Small profits little risk; great profits great risk.
The best kind of a pic-nic is a pick at Old Nick.
Something wrong when a man is afraid of himself.
Honesty is better capital than a sharper's cunning.
Whose credit is suspected is not safe to be trusted.
A true man never frets about his place in the world.
Conscience dead as a stone is a heavy thing to carry.
Employ no one to do what you can easily do yourself.