Wednesday, December 31, 2008

New Year's Eve Advice

Photo by David Zellaby

If you drink, don't drive. Don't even putt.

~ Dean Martin ~

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Waste Not, Want Not

Do not allow children to mix drinks. It is unseemly and they use too much vermouth.

~ Steve Allen ~

Photo by Drunken Monkey

Monday, December 29, 2008

Maybe If You Use a Flashlight...

Photo by bunchofpants

Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read.

~ Groucho Marx ~

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Sunday's Kat Kwote

The true soul is the one that flickers in the eyes
Of an animal, like a cat that lifts its head and yawns
And stares at you, and then goes back to sleep.

~ John Koethe from "Chester" ~

Saturday, December 27, 2008

The Gift

The artist is nothing without the gift, but the gift is nothing without work.

~ Emile Zola ~

Friday, December 26, 2008

Yesterday Was Her Graduation Day--R.I.P.

I am learning all the time. The tombstone will be my diploma.

~ Eartha Kitt ~

Photo by Carl Van Vechten

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Peace on Earth

I heard the bells on Christmas Day; their old familiar carols play, and wild and sweet the word repeat of peace on earth, good-will to men!

~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow ~

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Christmas Eve--At Last!

The children were nestled all snug in their beds,
While visions of sugar-plums danced in their heads.

~ Clement C. Moore ~

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Something to Think About...

The test of our progress is not whether we add to the abundance of those who have much. It is whether we provide enough to those who have little.

~ Franklin D. Roosevelt ~

Monday, December 22, 2008

The Right Attitude

I always prefer to believe the best of everybody; it saves so much trouble.

~ Rudyard Kipling ~

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Sunday's Kat Kwote

Photo by -syko-

The naming of cats is a difficult matter. It isn't just one of your holiday games.

~ T.S. Eliot ~

A cat is not like dog--if it wants to come when you call it, you can call it anything! If it doesn't want to come it won't, and that's all there is to it! I'm afraid Eliot would have been better off playing a game or two! --KK

Saturday, December 20, 2008

The Silver Lining to Our Current Economic Crisis?

We can no longer allow the money economy to grow like a cancer on our society, until it takes over all facets of life. The economy needs to serve people, communities, and the health of natural systems, not the other way around. Instead of relying on footloose unaccountable global corporations, we can turn to local and regional production to serve our needs and provide sustainable employment, including small and medium-sized businesses, co-ops, farmer’s markets, and so on.

~ Sarah van Gelder and Doug Pibel ~

Friday, December 19, 2008

Poetry Friday

Poets are never young in one sense. Their delicate ears hear the far off whispers of eternity, which courser souls must travel toward for scores of years before their dull sense is touched by them.

~ Oliver Wendell Holmes ~

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Oh, Yeah?

The cops can't catch every crook, but a sophisticated financial system should be able to spot a multibillion-dollar Ponzi scheme operating in its midst for years.

~ Wall Street Journal ~

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Reading is Sexy!

For all the talk of our superficial obsession with beauty, it looks like underneath it all we know that brains contribute to sex appeal too.

~ Honor Wilson-Fletcher ~

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Elf Advice

The best way to spread Christmas Cheer, is singing loud for all to hear.

~ Will Farrell in Elf ~

Monday, December 15, 2008

With Thanks to Those Who Helped Others After the Ice Storm

At such moments, you realize that you and the other are, in fact, one. It's a big realization. Survival is the second law of life. The first is that we are all one.

~ Joseph Campbell ~

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Sunday's Kat Kwote

Friday was Frank Sinatra's birthday, so, in his honor, I'm taking a little liberty with my Kat Kwote for today. --KK

I'm not one of those complicated, mixed-up cats. I'm not looking for the secret to life....I just go on from day to day, taking what comes.

~ Frank Sinatra ~

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Thoughts For After the Ice Storm

Constant kindness can accomplish much. As the sun makes ice melt, kindness causes misunderstanding, mistrust, and hostility to evaporate.

~ Albert Schweitzer ~

Friday, December 12, 2008

A Dangerous Weapon

The first thing I do in the morning is brush my teeth and sharpen my tongue.

~ Dorothy Parker ~

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Ya Got That?

Camouflage is a game we all like to play, but our secrets are as surely revealed by what we want to seem to be as by what we want to conceal.

~ Russell Lynes ~

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Funny How That Works...

Christmas is a time when kids tell Santa what they want and adults pay for it. Deficits are when adults tell the government what they want and their kids pay for it.

~ Richard Lamm ~

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

The Only Reason to Sing!

Photo by ricmcarthur.

A bird doesn't sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.

~ Maya Angelou ~

Monday, December 8, 2008

Wonders of the Internet

Radio on the Internet is yet another world-shrinking example of what communications analysts call "death of distance."

~ Tim Jones ~

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Sunday's Kat Kwote

Photo by gripso banana prune

The cat sleeping on the fence is famous to the birds
watching him from the birdhouse.

~ Naomi Shihab Nye from "Famous" ~

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Something to Remember on a Cold Grey Day

Mirth is like a flash of lightning, that breaks through a gloom of clouds, and glitters for a moment; cheerfulness keeps up a kind of daylight in the mind, and fills it with a steady and perpetual serenity.

~ Joseph Addison ~

Friday, December 5, 2008

Poetry Friday--It's Comin'

'Most all the time, the whole year round, there ain't no flies on me.
But jest 'fore Christmas I'm as good as I kin be!

~ Eugene Field from "Jest 'fore Christmas" ~

Thursday, December 4, 2008

So That's What Love Is?

Sometimes me think what is love, and then me think love is what last cookie is for. Me give up the last cookie for you.

~ Cookie Monster ~

Wednesday, December 3, 2008


A little publicized method of determining whether a woman was a witch during the Salem Witch Trials was to offer the suspect a piece of fruitcake. If she ate it and lived, it was considered proof that she was, in fact, a witch.

~ The ReTRo HouSeWiFe ~

Tuesday, December 2, 2008


I would be the most content if my children grew up to be the kind of people who think decorating consists mostly of building enough bookshelves.

~ Anna Quindlen ~

Monday, December 1, 2008

Comforting Thought

We are all of us in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.

~ Oscar Wilde ~