Thursday, January 31, 2008

Following in the Tradition of Yogi Berra...

Men, I want you just thinking of one word all season. One word and one word only: Super Bowl.

~ Bill Peterson, football coach ~

Wednesday, January 30, 2008


A library is thought in cold storage.

~ Herbert Samuel ~

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

I Can Relate!

I would especially like to recourt the Muse of poetry, who ran off with the mailman four years ago, and drops me only a scribbled postcard from time to time.

~ John Updike ~

Monday, January 28, 2008

She Doesn't Mince Words...

The person, be it gentleman or lady,
who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid.

~ Jane Austen ~

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Sunday's Kat Kwote

I catnap now and then, but I think while I nap, so it's not a waste of time.

~ Martha Stewart ~

Saturday, January 26, 2008

Fire and Ice

Fire and Ice

Some say the world will end in fire,
Some say in ice.
From what I’ve tasted of desire
I hold with those who favor fire.
But if it had to perish twice,
I think I know enough of hate
To say that for destruction ice
Is also great
And would suffice.

~Robert Frost ~

Friday, January 25, 2008

Poetry Friday

Poetry is the journal of a sea animal living on land, wanting to fly in the air.

~ Carl Sandburg ~


A home without books is a body without soul.

~ Marcus Tullius Cicero ~

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Eat Your Broccoli

I do not like broccoli. And I haven't liked it since I was a little kid and my mother made me eat it. And I'm President of the United States and I'm not going to eat any more broccoli.

~ George H.W. Bush ~

Tuesday, January 22, 2008


It's important for us to explain to our nation that life is important. It's not only life of babies, but it's life of children living in, you know, the dark dungeons of the Internet.

~ George W. Bush ~

Monday, January 21, 2008

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Life's most persistent and urgent question is, "What are you doing for others?"

~ Martin Luther King, Jr. ~

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Sunday's Kat Kwote

"It is a VERY inconvenient habit of kittens," said Alice, "that whatever you say to them, they always purr."

~ Lewis Carroll ~

Why Does Political Polling Immediately Pop into My Head?

I have sworn upon the altar of God, eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.

~ Thomas Jefferson ~

Friday, January 18, 2008

Still We Love to Dance

We dance around the ring and suppose, but the secret sits in the middle and knows.

~ Robert Frost ~

Thursday, January 17, 2008

I Think There's Something to be Said for Plain and Boring!

People have passion. It runs through all we do – who we love, what we do for a living, how we worship and how we spend our free time. So, why, when our lives are so full of passion, do funerals – events designed to celebrate a life - have to be so plain and boring?

~ from the webpage of Eternal Images designers of "brand name funerary products" ~

Wednesday, January 16, 2008


Every election is a sort of advance auction sale of stolen goods.

~ H. L. Mencken ~

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

What Every Children's Writer Hopes For

The 2008 Newbery Medal winner!

When a book is named a Newbery winner, it means that probably every public library in the nation, and most schools in the nation, will have a copy of this book. Plus, it will be one that will be gifted to children everywhere. It will be discussed, and it will probably never go out of print...

~ Barbara Barstow ~

Monday, January 14, 2008

Snow Day!

Notice the big snowman "thumbs up!"

Sunshine is delicious, rain is refreshing, wind braces us up, snow is exhilarating; there is really no such thing as bad weather, only different kinds of good weather.

~ John Ruskin ~

Sunday's Kat Kwote

o c dead peeps

It always gives me a shiver when I see a cat seeing what I can't see.

~ Eleanor Farjeon ~

More funny pictures

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Sitting at Home Suits Me Fine!

Middle age is when you're sitting at home on a Saturday night and the telephone rings and you hope it isn't for you.

~ Ogden Nash ~

Friday, January 11, 2008


Tell all the Truth but tell it slant.

~ Emily Dickinson ~

Thursday, January 10, 2008

I Love That Smell!

No coffee can be good in the mouth that does not first send a sweet offering of odor to the nostrils.
~ Henry Ward Beecher ~

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Okey dokey

Do not say a little in many words but a great deal in a few.

~ Pythagoras ~

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Monopoly Anyone?

Board games do not discriminate based on gender, or age for that matter. Board games have greater appeal across generations than video games.

~ Kevin Howley, Assistant professor of communications, arts and sciences at DePauw University ~

Monday, January 7, 2008

See, It Works!

I have seen the times when the grassroots has moved the Congress. We listen way more often to our constituents than the lobbyists. And the grassroots are going to have to do it.

~ John Linder ~

Sunday, January 6, 2008

Sunday's Kat Kwote

indoor cat
chasing a squirrel
window to window

~ Larry Rungren ~

Many thanks to Larry Rungren for permission to use his haiku.

Saturday, January 5, 2008

Friday, January 4, 2008

Don't Forget to Vote on Tuesday!

The vote is the most powerful instrument ever devised by man for breaking down injustice and destroying the terrible walls which imprison men because they are different from other men.

~ Lyndon B. Johnson ~

Thursday, January 3, 2008

Hey, It's Not Junk!

The boy gathers materials for a temple, and then when he is thirty, concludes to build a woodshed.

~ Henry David Thoreau ~

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

That's What Friends are For

...Mole suffered himself to be dragged back along the road by his imperious companion, who by a flow of cheerful talk and anecdote endeavored to beguile his spirits back and make the way seem shorter.

~ Kenneth Grahame, from The Wind in the Willows ~

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Happy 2008!

One resolution I have made, and try always to keep, is this: To rise above the little things.

~ John Burroughs ~