Sunday, February 28, 2010

Sunday's Kat Kwote

The dog may be wonderful prose, but only the cat is poetry.

~ French proverb ~

Saturday, February 27, 2010

A True Story

41 hours without internet, and I've lived to tell the tale!

~ KK ~

State Of Emergency Declared After Violent Storm
Power Restoration Could Take Days, Officials Say

Friday, February 26, 2010

Poetry Friday

They cannot scare me with their empty spaces
Between stars--on stars where no human race is.
I have it in me so much nearer home
To scare myself with my own desert places.

~ Robert Frost from "Desert Places" ~

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Figure Skating

Figure skating is an amazing ride. It takes you from feeling like the lowest scum in the pond, like two hours ago. And now I feel like a flower growing out of the pond.

~ Johnny Weir ~

Photo from Vancouver2010

Wednesday, February 24, 2010


What we must understand is that the industries, processes, and inventions created by modern science can be used either to subjugate or liberate. The choice is up to us.

~ Henry A. Wallace ~

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Is To!

Curling is not a sport. I called my grandmother and told her she could win a gold medal because they have dusting in the Olympics now.

~ Charles Barkley ~

Photo by LeeLeFever

Monday, February 22, 2010

And Delightful to Hear It Told!

Truth is so rare that it is delightful to tell it.

~ Emily Dickinson ~

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Sunday's Kat Kwote

Q: Why are cats not mentioned in the bible?

What are these, chopped liver?

A: Because there is no need. The Bible is a guide for us humans, The word of God, and it is meant for us. Cats do not need to know how to get to heaven. Yes, they do mention other animals but not in the way one would think of mentioning a cat. Cats can be precious to us but they are not a necessity. The Bible is filled with things we should and need to know, it is a very important book and there is simply no reason for it to be mentioned in the Bible if it were then they would be mentioned.... hope that helps =)

Well..... maybe its because god hates cats.

~ from ~

"Daniel in the Lion's Den" by Peter Paul Rubens at the National Gallery of Art

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Theater is Alive and Well! Too Bad It's Killing Us!

Politicians do corporate bidding and stage hollow acts of political theater to keep the fiction of the democratic state alive.

~ Chris Hedges ~

Friday, February 19, 2010

Poetry Friday

when they ask you
why your mama so funny
she is a poet
she don't have no sense.

~ Lucille Clifton from "Admonitions" ~

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Upon Opening Tut's Tomb

The first impression suggested the property-room of an opera of a vanished civilization. Our sensations were bewildering and full of strange emotion. We questioned one another as to the meaning of it all. Was it a tomb or merely a cache? A sealed doorway between the two sentinel statues proved there was more beyond, and with the numerous cartouches bearing the name of TutAnkhAmun on most of the objects before us, there was little doubt that there behind was the grave of that Pharaoh.

~ Harold Carter ~

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

A Common Thread

America is not like a blanket--one piece of unbroken cloth, the same color, the same texture, the same size. America is more like a quilt--many patches, many pieces, many colors, many sizes, all woven and held together by a common thread.

~ Jesse Jackson ~

Photo by californiaAmy

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Let's Be Friends!

There's nothing better than a good friend, except a good friend with chocolate.

~ Charles M. Schulz's Peanuts character, Lucy ~

Photo by cacaobug

Monday, February 15, 2010

Happy President's Day!

The Constitution is the guide which I never will abandon.

~ George Washington ~

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Sunday's Kat Kwote

I know a little language of my cat, though Dante says
that animals have no need of speech and Nature
abhors the superfluous. My cat is fluent.

~ Robert Duncan from "A Little Language" ~

My cats speak the language of Valentine's Day! --KK

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Still Fifteen Days of It Left

The most serious charge which can be brought against New England is not Puritanism but February.

~ Joseph Wood Krutch ~

Photo by Svenstorm

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Always Be Willing!

Being ignorant is not so much a shame, as being unwilling to learn.

~ Benjamin Franklin ~

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Romance Novels

Romance has been elegantly defined as the offspring of fiction and love.

~ Benjamin Disraeli ~

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

A Bowl?

Bring me a bowl of coffee before I turn into a goat.

~ Johann Sebastian Bach ~

Photo by cursedthing

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Sunday's Kat Kwote

In a cat's eye, all things belong to cats.

~ English proverb ~

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Be Kind

...I am kinder as a person, more alert to the feelings of others. I can use my wit liberally, but am more careful with it now. I'm more aware of the fragility of life, and want to make sure that the last word anyone hears from me is kind. Being smart is not special; being kind is. Everything has been a gift.

~ Roger Rosenblatt ~

from an interview on the Shelf Awareness site.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Poetry Friday

It may seem paradoxical to say that there are similarities between a poetical and a commercial mind, but it is a fact that both a poet and a businessman are constantly dealing with problems that are directly related to people and for which sensitivity is of prime importance.

~ M.C. Escher ~

Thursday, February 4, 2010


Through the magic of motion pictures, someone who's never left Peoria knows the softness of a Paris spring, the color of a Nile sunset, the sorts of vegetation one will find along the upper Amazon and that Big Ben has not yet gone digital.

~ Vincent Canby ~

Photo by apdk

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

It Must Be Nice...

On our way to the restaurant, they took us past their future home, an oceanfront mansion in Palm Beach that they bought last year for $17.4 million and are now in the midst of renovating. "There’s my little cottage," Patterson said as the 20,000-square-foot house came into view.

~ Jonathan Mahler from "James Patterson Inc." ~

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Something You Can Depend On

That's one nice thing about carrousels, they always play the same songs.

~ J.D. Salinger from The Catcher in the Rye ~

Monday, February 1, 2010

And If You're Under the Age of 65, You've Probably Made One for Someone

There are all kinds of mix tapes. There is always a reason to make one.

~ Rob Sheffield ~