Sunday, September 30, 2012

Sunday's Kat Kwote

Master Cat, who still kept in advance of the party, came up to some reapers, and said to them, "You, good people, who are reaping, if you do not say that all this corn belongs to my Lord the Marquis of Carabas, you shall all be cut into pieces as small as minced meat."

~ Charles Perrault from "Master Cat; or, Puss in Boots"~

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Neil Armstrong

I guess we'd all like to be remembered not for one great firework, but for the ledger of our daily work.

~ Neil Armstrong ~

Photo courtesy NASA.

Friday, September 28, 2012

Poetry Friday

The subjects choose me. Whatever tickles my fancy or bangs my funny bone I approach with vim and vigor, or vice versa.

~ Douglas Florian ~

Thursday, September 27, 2012


Mystery magnifies danger, as a fog the sun.

~ Charles Caleb Colton ~

Graphic courtesy Open Clip Art Library.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Even More True Today!

Why waste your money looking up your family tree? Just go into politics and your opponents will do it for you.
~ Mark Twain ~

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Never Forget!

When a society or a civilization perishes, one condition can always be found. They forgot where they came from.

~ Carl Sandburg ~

Photo courtesy National Park Service.

Monday, September 24, 2012

Interesting Technique

Please understand the reason why Chinese vegetables taste so good. It is simple. The Chinese do not cook them, they just threaten them!

~ Jeff Smith ~

Photo by

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Sunday's Kat Kwote

A cat's eyes are windows enabling us to see into another world.

~ Irish proverb ~

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Two Quotes Today

We're not going to let our campaign be dictated by fact-checkers.

~ Neil Newhouse ~

And this, keeping in mind Mr. Newhouse's audience:

Conservatives are not necessarily stupid, but most stupid people are conservatives.

~ John Stuart Mill ~

Friday, September 21, 2012

Poetry Friday

There is the view that poetry should improve your life. I think people confuse it with the Salvation Army.

~ John Ashbery ~

Poster courtesy Library of Congress.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Good Question!

Ancient Rome declined because it had a Senate, now what's going to happen to us with both a House and a Senate?

~ Will Rogers ~


Photo courtesy Library of Congress.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Whoopie! It's the Law in Maine!

The whoopie pie, a baked good made of 2 cakes with a creamy frosting between them, is the official state treat.

~ Title 1, §225: State treat ~

Photo by joyosity.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012


My theory on housework is, if the item doesn't multiply, smell, catch fire, or block the refrigerator door, let it be. No one else cares. Why should you?

~ Erma Bombeck ~

Photo courtesy Library of Congress.

Monday, September 17, 2012


Many a bum show has been saved by the flag.

~ George M. Cohan ~

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Sunday's Kat Kwote

One of the oldest human needs is having someone to wonder where you are when you don't come home at night.

~ Margaret Mead ~

Photo by Ed from Ohio.

Saturday, September 15, 2012

And Coupled With Fear--We're Doomed

Hate, sad to say, at least in America these days, is a far greater motivator than love and feelin' groovy.

~ Michael Moore ~

Friday, September 14, 2012

Poetry Friday

Never keep a poem waiting, it might be a really good one and if you don’t get it down it’s lost.

~ Ruth Stone ~

Image courtesy Open Clip Art Library.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Mother Nature Is Very Crafty

Nature uses only the longest threads to weave her patterns, so that each small piece of her fabric reveals the organization of the entire tapestry.

~ Richard P. Feynman ~

Photo by quinn.anya.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012


You can use all the quantitative data you can get, but you still have to distrust it and use your own intelligence and judgment.

~ Alvin Toffler ~

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Primary Day in NH

Nobody will ever deprive the American people of the right to vote except the American people themselves and the only way they could do this is by not voting.

~ Franklin D. Roosevelt ~

Monday, September 10, 2012

Let Loose!

There is something so rewarding about dancing. It's almost spiritual--you let loose, you feel free, you get endorphins from the exercise.

~ Julianne Hough ~

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Sunday's Kat Kwote

If a cat does something, we call it instinct; if we do the same thing, for the same reason, we call it intelligence.

~ Will Cuppy ~

Photo by jonasflanken.

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Can You Guess Who Said This?

We had to struggle with the old enemies of peace--business and financial monopoly, speculation, reckless banking, class antagonism, sectionalism, war profiteering.

They had begun to consider the Government of the United States as a mere appendage to their own affairs. We know now that Government by organized money is just as dangerous as Government by organized mob.

Never before in all our history have these forces been so united against one candidate as they stand today. They are unanimous in their hate for me--and I welcome their hatred.

~ Franklin D. Roosevelt ~

Friday, September 7, 2012

Poetry Friday

Most people read poetry listening for echoes because the echoes are familiar to them. They wade through it the way a boy wades through water, feeling with his toes for the bottom: the echoes are the bottom.

~ Wallace Stevens ~

Photo by Cascadian Farm.

Thursday, September 6, 2012


What makes cookbooks interesting is to find out about the people and the culture that invented the food.

~ Vincent Schiavelli ~

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

On Signing the Social Security Act of 1935

We can never insure one hundred percent of the population against one hundred percent of the hazards and vicissitudes of life, but we have tried to frame a law which will give some measure of protection to the average citizen and to his family against the loss of a job and against poverty-ridden old age.

~ Franklin D. Roosevelt ~

Design for the original card courtesy Social Security Administration.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

It's a Gift To Be Simple

Creativity is more than just being different. Anybody can play weird; that’s easy. What’s hard is to be as simple as Bach. Making the simple, awesomely simple, that’s creativity.

~ Charles Mingus ~

Photo by mtphrames.

Monday, September 3, 2012

Have a Relaxing Labor Day!

Park scene, Labor Day, Milwaukee, Wisconsin (1939), photo courtesy Library of Congress.

Take rest; a field that has rested gives a bountiful crop.

~ Ovid ~

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Sunday's Kat Kwote

Most cats are interesting, and they are easy to love, which is more than anyone can say for most people.

~ Michael Robbins ~

Photo by staticgirl.

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Hell Will Have To Freeze Over First

Elections should be about competing based on your record in the past and your vision for the future, not competing to see who can get away with the most lies and distortions without voters noticing or bother to care. Both parties should hold themselves to that standard.

~ Sally Kohn ~

Sunday's Kat Kwote

the kitten dances
round and round...
falling leaves

~ Issa, translated by David G. Lanoue ~

Photo by Eric Parker.