Thursday, April 30, 2009

Funny How Some Things Never Change...

The public puts its mold upon us, and we come out as nearly alike as peas...Mind, health, beauty and happiness are all sacrificed to the processes of mold...
~ Mary Gove Nichols, 1853 ~

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Florida Bound

See you later, alligator. After a while, crocodile.

~ Bill Haley ~

Photo by turtlemom4bacon

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

The Happiness of Simple Living

Coarse rice for food, water to drink, and the bended arm for a pillow--happiness may be enjoyed even in these.

~ Confucius ~

Monday, April 27, 2009

In Praise of Duct Tape

Magnetism is one of the Six Fundamental Forces of the Universe, with the other five being Gravity, Duct Tape, Whining, Remote Control, and The Force That Pulls Dogs Toward The Groins Of Strangers.

~ Dave Barry ~

Photo by taurusaficionado

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Sunday's Kat Kwote

Photo by Oolong

A meow massages the heart.

~ Stuart McMillan ~

Saturday, April 25, 2009


If this nation is to be wise as well as strong, if we are to achieve our destiny, then we need more new ideas for more wise men reading more good books in more public libraries. These libraries should be open to all—except the censor. We must know all the facts and hear all the alternatives and listen to all the criticisms. Let us welcome controversial books and controversial authors. For the Bill of Rights is the guardian of our security as well as our liberty.

~ John Fitzgerald Kennedy ~

Friday, April 24, 2009

Poetry Friday

The poet is in the end probably more afraid of the dogmatist who wants to extract the message from the poem and throw the poem away than he is of the sentimentalist who says, "Oh, just let me enjoy the poem."

~ Robert Penn Warren ~

Thursday, April 23, 2009

You Scratch My Back, I'll Scratch Yours?

Man has lost the basic skill of the ape, the ability to scratch its back. Which gave it extraordinary independence, and the liberty to associate for reasons other than the need for mutual back-scratching.

~ Jean Baudrillard ~

Photo by Hella T J

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

A Thought on Earth Day

Image courtesy of Pip Wilson

Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former.

~ Albert Einstein ~

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Happy Birthday John Muir!

When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world.

~ John Muir ~

Monday, April 20, 2009

These Ladies Have the Right Idea!

You will find truth more quickly through delight than gravity. Let out a little more string on your kite.

~ Alan Cohen ~

Look closely, those kites are really little men!

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Sunday's Kat Kwote

Photo by Groovnick

A cat will be your friend, but never your slave.

~ Theophile Gautier ~

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Bucket Advice

Don't throw away the old bucket until you know whether the new one holds water.

~ Swedish proverb ~

Friday, April 17, 2009

Poetry Friday

Art doesn't belong to collectors or museum docents or art historians, any more than stories belong to publishers or to those who teach literature in classrooms. Paintings and sculptures, stories, poems, and songs, although they are bought and sold, critiqued and discussed in elite setting by learned people, are valuable primarily because, if they are good and lasting, they represent the dream material of the culture and, like our personal dreams, have gifts for us if we are willing to receive them. If it does its work, creative art engages us in creative response.

~ Marilyn Chandler McEntyre ~

Thursday, April 16, 2009

The Hazards of Kite Flying

Photo by Kevin H.

I fully appreciate the ability of trees to attract kites. They have special powers that way.

~ Charlie Dunton ~

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Funny How That Works!

Photo by watz

Have you noticed since everyone has a camcorder these days no one talks about seeing UFOs like they used to.

~ Author unknown ~

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Who You Callin' a Bad Egg?

Photo by woodleywonderworks

It may be hard for an egg to turn into a bird: it would be a jolly sight harder for it to learn to fly while remaining an egg. We are like eggs at present. And you cannot go on indefinitely being just an ordinary, decent egg. We must be hatched or go bad.

~ C.S. Lewis ~

Monday, April 13, 2009

When I sing, I don't want them to see that my face is black; I don't want them to see that my face is white--I want them to see my soul. And that is colorless.

~ Marian Anderson ~

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Sunday's Kat Kwote

Photo by ~fb~

You'll wake up on Easter morning
And you'll know that he was there
When you find those chocolate bunnies
That he's hiding everywhere.

~ Steve Nelson & Jack Rollins ~

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Guess What Age She's At

From birth to age eighteen, a girl needs good parents. From eighteen to thirty-five she needs good looks. From thirty-five to fifty-five, she needs a good personality. From fifty-five on, she needs good cash.

~ Sophie Tucker ~

I'm at the age where I need the good cash. Anyone know where I can find it? --KK

Friday, April 10, 2009

Poetry Friday

We write because we believe the human spirit cannot be tamed and should not be trained.

~ Nikki Giovanni ~

Thursday, April 9, 2009

For All of Us!

Who in the world am I? Ah, that's the great puzzle.

~ Lewis Carroll ~

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Philosophical Implications?

I knew that by assembling seven different people and forcing them to live together, the show would have great philosophical implications.

~ Sherwood Schwartz (creator of Gilligan's Island)

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

What Sweet Solace!

Flowers seem intended for the solace of ordinary humanity.

~ John Ruskin ~

Photo by John-Morgan

Monday, April 6, 2009

How Scary Is This?

When I consider this carefully, I find not a single property which with certainty separates the waking state from the dream. How can you be certain that your whole life is not a dream?

~ Rene Descartes ~

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Sunday's Kat Kwote

Photo by Joe Dunckley

I care not for a man's religion whose dog and cat are not the better for it.

~ Abraham Lincoln ~

Saturday, April 4, 2009

With a Big Pat of Unsalted Butter...

If thou tastest a crust of bread, thou tastest all the stars and all the heavens.

~ Robert Browning ~

Thursday, April 2, 2009

And A Sense of Humor!

If parents pass enthusiasm along to their children, they will leave them an estate of incalculable value...

~ Thomas Alva Edison ~

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Happy April Fools' Day!

April 1. This is the day upon which we are reminded of what we are on the other three hundred and sixty-four.

~ Mark Twain ~