Monday, August 31, 2009

Forget the Rules!

Life is like music; it must be composed by ear, feeling, and instinct, not by rule.

~ Samuel Butler ~

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Sunday's Kat Kwote

Photo by Bundu

Kittens are born with their eyes shut. They open them in about six days, take a look around, then close them again for the better part of their lives.

~ Stephen Baker ~

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Waiting for Tropical Storm Danny

If you spend your whole life waiting for the storm, you'll never enjoy the sunshine.

~ Morris West ~

Photo by Divine Tokyoska

Friday, August 28, 2009

Poetry Friday

sing every word
of whatever you don't dream

sing every

~ Patricia Smith from "Remembering to Sing" ~

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Take Heed

I don't like to see good science pushed to the sidelines just because it conflicts with narrow interests pushing their self-serving agendas. Such politics as usual helped to inundate New Orleans in 2005. If science and engineering had been allowed to play their proper role in the development of policies for the wetlands and the levees, we wouldn't be in this situation today. If nothing changes in the future, one fifth of the state of Louisiana--everything south of Interstate 10, including the city of New Orleans in its entirety--will disappear beneath the waves, gone for good, and we will have no one to blame but ourselves.

~ Ivor van Heerden ~

Wednesday, August 26, 2009


The cow is of the bovine ilk;
One end is moo, the other, milk.

~ Ogden Nash ~

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Probably to the Mall

Photo by Mr. Werner

Whither goest thou, America, in thy shiny car in the night?

~ Jack Kerouac ~

Monday, August 24, 2009

Life As a Game of Cards!

Life is not a matter of holding good cards, but of playing a poor hand well.

~ Robert Louis Stevenson ~

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Sunday's Kat Kwote

It is a bold mouse that makes her nest in a cat's ear.

~ Danish proverb ~

Photo by Michael needs more photo time

Saturday, August 22, 2009


Nothing more rapidly inclines a person to go into a monastery than reading a book on etiquette. There are so many trivial ways in which it is possible to commit some social sin.

~ Quentin Crisp ~

Friday, August 21, 2009

Poetry Friday

Poetry isn't a profession, it's a way of life. It's an empty basket; you put your life into it and make something out of that.

~ Mary Oliver ~

Photo by Andrea Peverali

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Climb That Hill!

The disadvantage of men not knowing the past is that they do not know the present. History is a hill or high point of vantage, from which alone men see the town in which they live or the age in which they are living.

~ G. K. Chesterton ~

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Roberto Clemente

I want to be remembered as a ballplayer who gave all he had to give.

~ Roberto Clemente ~

Photo by glindsay65

Roberto Clemente was born on this date in 1934.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Harvest Time!

Photo courtesy of Val's Photos

Earth is here so kind, that just tickle her with a hoe and she laughs with a harvest.

~ Douglas Jerrold ~

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Sunday's Kat Kwote

Photo by ladybugbkt

The cat has too much spirit to have no heart.

~ Ernest Menaul ~

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Such a Smart Guy!

Study and, in general, the pursuit of truth and beauty is a sphere of activity in which we are permitted to remain children all our lives.

~ Albert Einstein ~

Friday, August 14, 2009

Poetry Friday

A poet never takes notes. You never take notes in a love affair.

~ Robert Frost ~

Photo by Elizabeth Thomsen

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Keep On Trying!

Keep your eye on the high mark and you will hit it. Not the first time nor the second and maybe not the third, but if you keep on aiming and keep on trying, you'll hit the bull's eye of success.

~ Annie Oakley ~

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Are You Up for a Ride?

Come Fairies, take me out of this dull world, for I would ride with you upon the wind and dance upon the mountains like a flame!

~ William Butler Yeats ~

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

And Drool a Little, Too!

Photo by Rachel is...

When you look at a cupcake, you've got to smile.

~ Anne Byrn ~

Monday, August 10, 2009

R.I.P. John Hughes

I always preferred to hang out with the outcasts, 'cause they were cooler; they had better taste in music, for one thing, I guess because they had more time to develop one with the lack of social interaction they had!

~ John Hughes ~

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Sunday's Kat Kwote

Photo by Spotrick

A cat improves the garden wall in sunshine, and the hearth in foul weather.

~ Judith Merkle Riley ~

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Remembering Harry Patch

Any one of them could have been me. Millions of men came to fight in this war and I find it incredible that I am the only one left.

~ Harry Patch ~

Radiohead: Harry Patch (In memory of)

Friday, August 7, 2009

Poetry Friday

Poetry is emotion put into measure. The emotion must come by nature, but the measure can be acquired by art.

~ Thomas Hardy ~

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Ain't It the Truth!

Frequently the more trifling the subject, the more animated and protracted the discussion.

~ Franklin Pierce ~

Photo by cliff1066

Wednesday, August 5, 2009


The word yoga literally means to join up, or to yoke together. What we're trying to join together in yoga is the body, the mind and the spirit.

~ Alison Donley ~

Tuesday, August 4, 2009


We are in the process of creating what deserves to be called the idiot culture. Not an idiot sub-culture, which every society has bubbling beneath the surface and which can provide harmless fun; but the culture itself. For the first time, the weird and the stupid and the coarse are becoming our cultural norm, even our cultural ideal.

~ Carl Bernstein ~

Monday, August 3, 2009

One Man's Junk Is Another Man's Treasure

I could see no reason why used tram tickets, bits of driftwood, buttons and old junk from attics and rubbish heaps should not serve well as materials for paintings; they suited the purpose just as well as factory-made paints...

~ Kurt Schwitters ~

Photo by unforth

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Sunday's Kat Kwote

Photo by chickenofeathers

No matter how much the world changes, cats will never lay eggs.

~ Bambara proverb ~

Saturday, August 1, 2009

So True...

No two persons ever read the same book.

~ Edmund Wilson ~