Saturday, July 31, 2010

Walls of Books

While scouring design books, I find that I am always drawn to rooms where an entire wall is devoted to books. Books, quite obviously, give depth to a room, since they are one of the sure signs that someone with a pulse actually lives there, and the colors of the spines give a wall that random pattern that modern interiors so often lack.

~ Rita Konig ~

Friday, July 30, 2010

Poetry Friday

Yes, we can assess art. The doing of art, though, requires--paradoxically--a recklessness.

~ William Stafford ~

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Green Cheese At That!

"Everybody knows the moon is made of cheese..."

~ from Wallace & Gromit A Grand Day Out ~

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Folk Wisdom

A broken hand can work but a broken heart can't.

~ Afghan proverb ~

Tuesday, July 27, 2010


Fear is the main source of superstition, and one of the main sources of cruelty. To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom, in the pursuit of truth as in the endeavor after a worthy manner of life.

~ Bertrand Russell ~

Monday, July 26, 2010

Weather the Storm

Just as the tumultuous chaos of a thunderstorm brings a nurturing rain that allows life to flourish, so too in human affairs time of advancement are preceded by time of disorder. Success comes to those who can weather the storm.

~from the I Ching ~

Photo by Chris Irmo

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Sunday's Kat Kwote

Cats are very sexy I think, too, in the way they move.

~ Antonio Banderas ~

Photo courtesy Abigail Guimond

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Well, Duh!


Bullwinkle, you weigh 400 imaginary pounds.


Yeah, but it's all moose-le.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Poetry Friday

An Historic Moment

The man said,
after inventing poetry,
and did a full somersault.

~ William J. Harris ~

Thursday, July 22, 2010


Hunters will tell you that a moose is a wily and ferocious forest creature. In fact, a moose is a cow drawn by a three-year-old.

~ Bill Bryson ~

Photo by Aske Holst

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

A Bit of Truth to This...

Medical science has made such tremendous progress that there is hardly a healthy human left.

~ Aldous Huxley ~

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Like a String of Beads...

Life is a train of moods like a string of beads; and as we pass through them they prove to be many colored lenses, which paint the world their own hue, and each shows us only what lies in its own focus.

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson ~

Photo by cobalt123

Monday, July 19, 2010

The 'Burbs

Slums may well be breeding grounds of crime, but middle-class suburbs are incubators of apathy and delirium.

~ Cyril Connolly ~

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Sunday's Kat Kwote

© Diane Mayr and Abigail Guimond, all rights reserved

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Ah, Summer

Ah, summer, what power you have to make us suffer and like it.

~ Russell Baker ~

This image is from the Library of Congress--I love some of the stuff I come across when I just browse the photo collection. Imagine "bugg" hunting as part of summer's delights!

Friday, July 16, 2010

Poetry Friday

They demand supplies...
Ah ohhh the engine in my head...

~ Eleanor Ross Taylor from "Welcome Eumenides" ~

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Don't Be One of the Little People!

The pine tree seems to listen, the fir tree to wait: and both without impatience-- they give no thought to the little people beneath them devoured by their impatience and their curiosity.

~ Friedrich Nietzsche ~

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Except Maybe the Zucchini Duck

An onion can make people cry but there's never been a vegetable that can make people laugh.

~ Will Rogers ~

Photo by Alex Gee

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Coming Attractions

Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life's coming attractions.

~ Albert Einstein ~

Monday, July 12, 2010

Poor Guy!

I have lived eighty years of life and know nothing for it, but to be resigned and tell myself that flies are born to be eaten by spiders and man to be devoured by sorrow.

~ Voltaire ~

Photo by Daniel Ivan

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Sunday's Kat Kwote


I lift the toilet seat
     as if it were the nest of a bird
and I see cat tracks
     all around the edge of the bowl.

~ Richard Brautigan ~

Photo by One From RM

Saturday, July 10, 2010


There is one thing stronger than all the armies in the world, and that is an idea whose time has come.

~ Victor Hugo ~

Friday, July 9, 2010

Poetry Friday

It is difficult for a woman to define her feelings in a language which is chiefly made by men to express theirs.

~ Thomas Hardy ~

Thursday, July 8, 2010

He'd Never Be a Poet!

The Milky Way is nothing else but a mass of innumerable stars planted together in clusters.

~ Galileo Galilei ~

Photo by jurvetson

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

How About In the Snow?

Two lovers in the rain have no need of an umbrella.

~ Japanese proverb ~

Tuesday, July 6, 2010


It does take a little time each week to clip the coupons and take them to the store. But just like earning money takes time, so does saving money.

~ Michelle Jones ~

Oh, my, how politically incorrect is that 1966 coupon? --KK

Image courtesy ZestDuz

Monday, July 5, 2010

Do You Think Anything Has Changed Since Twain's Time?

Many public-school children seem to know only two dates--1492 and 4th of July; and as a rule they don't know what happened on either occasion.

~ Mark Twain ~

Image courtesy riptheskull

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Sunday's Kat Kwote

A black cat crossing your path signifies that the animal is going somewhere.

~ Groucho Marx ~

Image courtesy riptheskull

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Picnic Season

I've liked lots of people 'til I went on a picnic jaunt with them.

~ Bess Truman ~

Friday, July 2, 2010

Poetry Friday

I think there’s a kind of desperate hope built into poetry now that one really wants, hopelessly, to save the world.

~ W.S. Merwin ~

Image courtesy NASA

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Sweet Dreams!

I know I’m gay and I should be proud of it, but in my life there is neither the right place nor the right time to come clean with it, and until then, what I read is going to be even more of an issue than ever. Going to the library is like entering a warzone as an enemy spy. Many experiences have taught me that someone is going to see the cover. How do I explain checking out a Regency romance or a Christopher Rice? As much as I love my library and my librarian for giving me the opportunity to check out these books in any way I can, it’s just not enough. I still have parents to deal with, school friends to watch, and a life to live...Gay or straight, a guy should be allowed to read whatever the hell he wants.

~ John at Dreaming in Books ~