Image courtesy Open Clip Art Library.
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Language was important, sexy, fun, alive, extremely personal, it was like food, you wouldn't just pop anything into your mouth, why would you let anything pop out that hadn't been considered and prepared for someone to enjoy?
~ Jeanne Darst from Fiction Ruined My Family ~
Posted by Diane Mayr at 6:10 AM
Monday, October 29, 2012
One thing that does seem clear is that warmer oceans (a la global warming) mean more evaporation, and that likely leads to storms with more and more dangerous rainfall of the kind we saw with Hurricane Irene last year. In addition, a paper published just last month, used records of storm surges going back to 1923 as a measure of hurricane activity. A strong correlation between warm years and strong hurricanes was seen. Thus if you warm the planet, you can expect more dangerous storms.
~ Adam Frank ~
Posted by Diane Mayr at 6:04 AM
Sunday, October 28, 2012
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I started to read books when I was a child. This triggered my strong interest in literature after reading more and more books. I felt I had many words to express, I thought the strongest and most unconstrained way was through literature, so I started to write. Of course, I also had a desire to prove myself, and a wish to change my destiny.
Photo © J. Kolfhaus, courtesy NobelPrize.org.
Sunday, October 21, 2012
Saturday, October 20, 2012
The nation exists to make lives better for all its people--making sure that corporations treat their workers as assets to be developed rather than as costs to be cut. Companies have been slow to create jobs not because of insufficient profits but because of inadequate customers. The vast American middle class are the real job creators, but they don’t have enough money in their pockets because too many companies have broken the basic bargain linking wages to productivity.
~ Robert Reich ~
Posted by Diane Mayr at 6:33 AM
Friday, October 19, 2012
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A Radical is a man with both feet firmly planted--in the air. A Conservative is a man with two perfectly good legs who, however, has never learned to walk forward. A Reactionary is a somnambulist walking backwards. A Liberal is a man who uses his legs and his hands at the behest--at the command--of his head.
~ Franklin D. Roosevelt ~
Posted by Diane Mayr at 5:20 AM
Friday, October 12, 2012
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Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Art is not a pleasure, a solace, or an amusement; art is a great matter. Art is an organ of human life, transmitting man’s reasonable perception into feeling.
"Portrait of a Young Married Couple" by Jacob Jordaens courtesy Museum of Fine Arts.
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
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Sunday, October 7, 2012
...it is much easier to train a cat to perform tasks that have some ancestral meaning for their niche in the environment than those which are abstract or meaningless from their point of view. Cats, in other words, are much smarter than they let on.
Photo by carolyn.will.
Saturday, October 6, 2012
Most of man's problems upon this planet, in the long history of the race, have been met and solved either partially or as a whole by experiment based on common sense and carried out with courage.
Photo courtesy Library of Congress.
Posted by KURIOUS KITTY at 6:33 AM