Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Always a Silver Lining...

If life deals you lemons, make lemonade; if it deals you tomatoes, make Bloody Marys.

~ Jack Handey ~

Monday, April 28, 2008

Ah, April Flowers!

April comes like an idiot, babbling and strewing flowers.

~ Edna St. Vincent Millay ~

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Sunday's Kat Kwote

Humorous Pictures

Cats are mysterious kind of folk - there is more passing in their minds than we are aware of.

~ Sir Walter Scott ~

Saturday, April 26, 2008

I Saw the First Violet of Spring,Today!

In kindly showers and sunshine bud
The branches of the dull gray wood;
Out from its sunned and sheltered nooks
The blue eye of the violet looks.

~ John Greenleaf Whittier ~


It is not good for all our wishes to be filled; through sickness we recognize the value of health; through evil, the value of good; through hunger, the value of food; through exertion, the value of rest.

~Dorothy Canfield Fisher~

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Guard Your Good Name

Who steals my purse, steals trash, but he that filches from me my good name robs me of that which not enriches him and makes me poor indeed.

~ William Shakespeare ~

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Indignity, Yes, But It Seems to be Effective

Picture your candidate's face here.

The idea that you can merchandise candidates for high office like breakfast cereal-- that you can gather votes like box tops--is, I think, the ultimate indignity to the democratic process.

~ Adlai E. Stevenson ~

Why is That?

It is horrifying that we have to fight our own government to save the environment.

~ Ansel Adams ~

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Happy Earth Day!

We travel together, passengers on a little spaceship, dependent on it's vulnerable reserves of air and soil, all committed, for our safety, to it's security and peace. Preserved from annihilation only by the care, the work and the love we give our fragile craft.

~ Adlai E. Stevenson ~

Monday, April 21, 2008

On Patriotism

Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it.

~ Mark Twain ~

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Sunday's Kat Kwote

There is something about the presence of a cat...that seems to take the bite out of being alone.

~ Louis Camuti ~

Saturday, April 19, 2008

It's All About Story

You have to understand, my dears, that the shortest distance between truth and a human being is a story.

~ Anthony de Mello ~

Friday, April 18, 2008


Poetry is intimate and on an individual, human scale by nature of its medium, which is any reader's voice. Yet the art is made of the communal and public materials of language, the arrangements of words people exchange all day like coins.

~ Robert Pinsky ~

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Einstein on Fashion

Once you can accept the universe as being something expanding into an infinite nothing which is something, wearing stripes with plaid is easy.

~ Albert Einstein ~

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Funny How That Works

Good judgment comes from experience. Experience comes from bad judgment.

~ Bob Packwood ~

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Tax Day!

If the Lord loveth a cheerful giver, how he must hate the taxpayer!

~ John Andrew Holmes ~

Monday, April 14, 2008


Video should add probably another $800 million of gross sales. 'Titanic' could provide the gross domestic product, almost, of a small country, given how profitable it's been.

~ Ed Hatch ~

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Sunday's Kat Kwote

humorous pictures

If you would know a man,
observe how he treats a cat.

~ Robert Heinlein ~

Saturday, April 12, 2008


Art disturbs the universe.

~ Laurie Halse Anderson ~

Friday, April 11, 2008

Poetry Friday

But, for good reason, the poem requires of the writer not society or instruction, but a patch of profound and unbroken solitude.

~ Mary Oliver from A Poetry Handbook ~

Thursday, April 10, 2008

A Handful of Birdsong--What a Lovely Image!

But tomorrow, dawn will come the way I picture her,
barefoot and disheveled, standing outside my window
in one of the fragile cotton dresses of the poor.
She will look in at me with her thin arms extended,
offering a handful of birdsong and a small cup of light.

~ Billy Collins from The Art of Drowning ~

Wednesday, April 9, 2008


Games lubricate the body and the mind.

~ Benjamin Franklin ~

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Imagine That!

If a woman has to choose between catching a fly ball and saving an infant's life, she will choose to save the infant's life without even considering if there are men on base.

~ Dave Barry ~

Monday, April 7, 2008

We're Guilty, I Fear

A child born in a wealthy country is likely to consume, waste, and pollute more in his lifetime than 50 children born in developing nations. Our energy-burning lifestyles are pushing our planet to the point of no return. It is dawning on us at last that the life of our world is as vulnerable as the children we raise.

~ George Carey, Archbishop of Canterbury ~

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Sunday's Kat Kwote

The trouble with cats is that they've got no tact.

~ Sir Philip Sidney ~

Saturday, April 5, 2008

Another Rainy Day

Thy fate is the common fate of all;
Into each life some rain must fall.

~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow ~

Friday, April 4, 2008

We've Seen Quite a Bit of "Sincere Ignorance" Lately!

Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.

~ Martin Luther King, Jr. ~

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Drinking Water

I never drink water. I'm afraid it will become habit-forming.

~ W. C. Fields ~

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Thank Goodness!

One reassuring thing about modern art is that things can’t be as bad as they are painted.

~ M. Walthall Jackson ~

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

You've Got to Be Carefully Taught

You've got to be taught
To hate and fear,
You've got to be taught
From year to year,
It's got to be drummed
In your dear little ear
You've got to be carefully taught.

~ from South Pacific by Rogers and Hammerstein ~