Monday, December 31, 2007

Another Reason for Always Having a Book at Hand

It is necessary to relax your muscles when you can. Relaxing your brain is fatal.

~ Stirling Moss ~

Sunday, December 30, 2007

Sunday's Kat Kwote

If stretching were wealth, the cat would be rich.

~ African proverb ~

Photo of Lila courtesy of Lucinda McQueen

Saturday, December 29, 2007

A Light Extinguished

Militancy and greed cannot become the defining images of a new century that began with much hope. We must refocus our energy on promoting the values of democracy, accountability, broad-based government, and institutions that can respond to people's very real and very urgent needs.

~ Benazir Bhutto ~

Friday, December 28, 2007


Night's darkness is the bag that bursts with the gold of the dawn.

~ Rabindranath Tagore ~

Thursday, December 27, 2007

One Man's Opinion...What's Yours?

Traditionalists are pessimists about the future and optimists about the past.

~ Lewis Mumford ~

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

How Sad...

Next to a circus there ain't nothing that packs up and tears out faster than the Christmas spirit.

~ Kin Hubbard ~

Merry Christmas!

I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year.

~ Charles Dickens ~

Monday, December 24, 2007

Think Globally This Holiday Season.

It is imperative that we continue the fight for peace on earth for the whole planet, because peace can only be achieved in this day and age if it is global peace. And justice can only be achieved if it is global justice.

~ Barbara G. Hilton, NH Peace Activist ~

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Sunday's Kat Kwote

Books and cats and fair-haired little girls make the best furnishing for a room.

~ James Mason ~

Saturday, December 22, 2007

Consumer v. Citizen

Democracy has a simple rule. The social conscience. The citizen trumps the consumer. We, Milton Friedman, with his help, we've inverted that. Now, the consumer trumps the citizen...Which means a selfish, privatized, and, ultimately, corrupt society.

~ Benjamin Barber ~

Friday, December 21, 2007


Without wearing any mask we are conscious of, we have a special face for each friend.

~ Oliver Wendell Holmes ~

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Attitude is Everything

In the depth of winter I finally learned that there within me lay an invincible summer.

~ Albert Camus ~

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Watch What You Eat This Holiday Season!

Mother always taught me: "Never eat singing food."

~ Rizzo the Rat ~

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

So Many Slaves in the World!

Fashion is an imposition, a rein on freedom.

~ Golda Meir ~

Monday, December 17, 2007

Stand Up, Then Sit Down

How vain it is to sit down to write when you have not stood up to live.

~ Henry David Thoreau ~

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Sunday's Kat Kwote

funny pictures

A kitten is chiefly remarkable for rushing about like mad at nothing whatever, and generally stopping before it gets there.

~ Agnes Repplier ~

Saturday, December 15, 2007

On the Eve of a Nor'easter

The Fitful Alternations of the Rain

The fitful alternations of the rain,
When the chill wind, languid as with pain
Of its own heavy moisture, here and there
Drives through the gray and beamless atmosphere.

~ Percy Bysshe Shelley ~

Friday, December 14, 2007

Moneyless Fundraising

Let us more and more insist on raising funds of love, of kindness, of understanding, of peace. The rest will be given.

~ Mother Teresa ~

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Pity the Poor Dog

Dogs like to obey. It gives them security.

~ James Herriot ~

The poor things have no sense of pride. --KK

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Thin Ice

In skating over thin ice our safety is in our speed.

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson ~

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Cats vs. Dogs

Cats are smarter than dogs. You can't get eight cats to pull a sled through snow.

~ Jeff Valdez ~

Monday, December 10, 2007

Say What?

Freedom requires religion just as religion requires freedom.

~ Mitt Romney ~

Does this mean that anyone who doesn't follow a religion can't, or shouldn't, be free?

Sunday, December 9, 2007

Sunday's Kat Kwote

Thousands of years ago, cats were worshipped as gods. Cats have never forgotten this.

~ Anonymous ~

Saturday, December 8, 2007

I Knew There Was a Reason...

Probably the reason we all go so haywire at Christmas time with the endless unrestrained and often silly buying of gifts is that we don't quite know how to put our love into words.

~ Harlan Miller ~

Friday, December 7, 2007

Silence is Not Always Golden

We will have to call especially loud to reach
Our angels, who are hard of hearing; they are hiding
In the jugs of silence filled during our wars.

~ Robert Bly ~

Thursday, December 6, 2007

This is the Season for Giving

If you have much, give of your wealth; If you have little, give of your heart.

~ Arabian Proverb ~

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Flying Money?

Be not penny-wise. Riches have wings. Sometimes they fly away of themselves, and sometimes they must be set flying to bring in more.

~ Sir Francis Bacon ~

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Rabbit Dreams are Different!

Hold fast to dreams,
For if dreams go,
Life is a barren field,
Frozen with snow.

~ Langston Hughes ~

Monday, December 3, 2007

Or Anything Else for That Matter!

Eggs have no business dancing with stones.

~ Italian Proverb ~

Sunday, December 2, 2007

Sunday's Kat Kwote

As anyone who has ever been around a cat for any length of time well knows, cats have enormous patience with the limitations of the human kind.

~ Cleveland Amory ~

Saturday, December 1, 2007

Apply This to Your Holiday Shopping Excursions

One's action ought to come out of an achieved stillness: not to be mere rushing on.

~ D. H. Lawrence ~