Monday, May 31, 2010

Memorial Day

With the tears a Land hath shed
Their graves should ever be green.

~ Thomas Bailey Aldrich ~

Photo by Ed Yourdon

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Sunday's Kat Kwote

Q: What's worse than raining cats and dogs?

A: Hailing taxicabs!

Image courtesy mtlin

Saturday, May 29, 2010


Morning is when I am awake and there is dawn in me.

~ Henry David Thoreau ~

Photo by James Jordan

Friday, May 28, 2010

Poetry Friday

I myself am simply a collage of my ancestor’s DNA, mixed with the hundreds of thousands of words and images and ideas that my brain has absorbed.

~ Austin Kleon ~

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Remembering Art Linkletter

The four stages of man are infancy, childhood, adolescence, and obsolescence.

~ Art Linkletter ~

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Fancy That...

The loveliest faces are to be seen by moonlight, when one sees half with the eye and half with the fancy.

~ Persian proverb ~

Image courtesy ihave3kids

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Too Scary to Contemplate

What until recently seemed to be only the apocalyptic fantasies of the Christian faith has today entered the sphere of the soberest scientific calculations; the sudden end of history.

~ Emil Brunner ~

Monday, May 24, 2010

Breast Cancer

Aside from non-melanoma skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common form of cancer in women. Breast cancer is the number one cause of cancer death in Hispanic women. It is the second most common cause of cancer death in white, black, Asian/Pacific Islander, and American Indian/Alaska Native women.

~ Centers for Disease Control and Prevention~

Photo by Sarah...

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Sunday's Kat Kwote

There has never been a cat
Who couldn't calm me down
By walking slowly
Past my chair.

~ Rod McKuen from "Thirteen" ~

Saturday, May 22, 2010


The friends I found in books not only helped me to understand myself better, but made it possible for me to come to understand and reach out to others.

~ Katherine Paterson ~

Friday, May 21, 2010

Poetry Friday

I resent people who say writers write from experience. Writers don't write from experience, though many are hesitant to admit that they don't. I want to be clear about this. If you wrote from experience, you'd get maybe one book, maybe three poems. Writers write from empathy.

~ Nikki Giovanni ~

Photo by veeichik

Thursday, May 20, 2010


Day, n. A period of twenty-four hours, mostly misspent.

~ Ambrose Bierce ~

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Well-Deserved Praise

All modern American literature comes from one book by Mark Twain called Huckleberry Finn.

~ Ernest Hemingway ~

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

How Odd!

When I was a kid, I never saw a puppet show. I never played with puppets or had any interest in them.

~ Jim Henson ~

Monday, May 17, 2010

I totally Agree!

People in the media say they must look at the president with a microscope. Now, I don't mind a microscope, but boy, when they use a proctoscope, that's going too far.

~ Richard M. Nixon ~

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Sunday's Kat Kwote

The cat is a dilettante in fur.

~ Theophile Gautier ~

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Spring Fever

It's spring fever. That is what the name of it is. And when you've got it, you want--oh, you don't quite know what it is you do want, but it just fairly makes your heart ache, you want it so!

~ Mark Twain ~

Friday, May 14, 2010

Poetry Friday

I think that the job of poetry, its political job, is to refresh the idea of justice, which is going dead in us all the time.

~ Robert Hass ~

Photo by Steve Rhodes

Thursday, May 13, 2010

And the Problem Is...?

A vegetable garden in the beginning looks so promising and then after all little by little it grows nothing but vegetables, nothing, nothing but vegetables.

~ Gertrude Stein ~

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Goodbye, Lena

If I had been less strong, if I had been in competition with a lot of white girls, I would not have stood out the way I did. I was different, and it did give me a start. But I had to find my own ways to keep going, to get through all of that.

~ Lena Horne ~

Monday, May 10, 2010


The only thing that will redeem mankind is cooperation.

~ Bertrand Russell ~

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Sunday's Kat Kwote

Photo by Etolane

People who wish to salute the free and independent side of their evolutionary character acquire cats. People who wish to pay homage to their servile and salivating roots own dogs.

~ Anna Quindlen ~

And some people just can't make up their minds! --KK

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Does That Apply to Bike Riding?

Singleness of purpose is one of the chief essentials for success in life, no matter what may be one's aim.

~ John D. Rockefeller ~

Friday, May 7, 2010

Poetry Friday

Poetry is not a turning loose of emotion, but an escape from emotion; it is not the expression of personality but an escape from personality. But, of course, only those who have personality and emotion know what it means to want to escape from these.

~ Emily Dickinson ~

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Solar Energy

The use of solar energy has not been opened up because the oil industry does not own the sun.

~ Ralph Nader ~

Photo courtesy Fr Antunes

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Happy Cinco de Mayo!

Feet, what do I need you for when I have wings to fly?

~ Frida Kahlo ~

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

And There's the Rub...

There is a sufficiency in the world for man's need but not for man's greed.

~ Mohandas K. Gandhi ~

Monday, May 3, 2010


Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.

~ Buddha ~

Photo by Mr. Tea

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Sunday's Kat Kwote

Any household with at least one feline member has no need for an alarm clock.

~ Louise A. Belcher ~

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Happy May!

The month of May was come, when every lusty heart beginneth to blossom, and to bring forth fruit.

~ Sir Thomas Malory ~