Saturday, May 18, 2019

formal relationship with death


See volunteer perspective here.

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Saturday, May 11, 2019

Monday, May 6, 2019


“All seem to me to have some truth and some error, but everyone recognizes the other’s error and nobody discerns his own.”
Michael Servetus (a Spanish theologian, physician, cartographer, and Renaissance humanist burnt at the stake for heresy in 1553)

HatTip: Finimize

Las Vegas Pizza Expo

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

so mature

“The man who views the world at 50 the same as he did at 20 has wasted 30 years of his life.”
Muhammad Ali

Sunday, April 28, 2019

A hand

Royal and commoner baby help here.

Thursday, April 25, 2019

on undeserved success


"Anyone who isn’t embarrassed by who they were last year probably isn’t learning enough."
Alain de Botton

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

french polish

"Alcohol takes the polish off of furniture and people."

3 months

In World War II, the life expectancy of a Jeep was 90 days.


“It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation.”
Herman Melville

Sunday, April 21, 2019

Primary Takeaway

"In space you can put on your pants two legs at a time."
- Commander Chris Hadfield

Saturday, April 20, 2019

a look inside

Notre Dame post fire here.

Friday, April 19, 2019

on obsession

"I can think of nothing else than this machine."
- James Watt

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

height, width, depth

"The only thing new in the world is the history you don't know."
- Harry Truman

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

The point of medieval structures

To make you feel awe.

Saturday, April 13, 2019

on modesty

"Not the greatest architect that has ever lived. The greatest architect that ever will live."
- Frank Lloyd Wright

Thursday, April 11, 2019

on volunteerism and voting

"Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little."
- Edmund Burke

Sunday, April 7, 2019


Neal “The Dude” Unger has an internet following as the oldest, coolest skater. He can't think of anything else when he's skating other than skating, so it's a great stress reliever. Video here.

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

portuguese shakespeare

“Time changes, and our desires change. What we 
believe – even what we are – is ever-changing. The world is change, which forever takes on new qualities.”
Luís Vaz de Camões

Saturday, March 30, 2019

greatest still life

Francisco de Zurbarán, Baroque Gravitas

how to go bankrupt

“How did you go bankrupt?" "Two ways. Gradually, then suddenly.”
― Ernest Hemingway, The Sun Also Rises


"The proper function of man is to live, not to exist. I shall not waste my days in trying to prolong them. I shall use my time."
- Jack London

on Vermeer

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4

Thursday, March 28, 2019

go for it

“Since the danger of living in wretchedness is greater than the danger of dying soon, he is a fool who refuses to stake a little time and win a hazard of great gain.”
– Attributed to Seneca the Younger


"Schlimmbesserung": A German word which describes an effort to make things better that actually ends up making things worse.