Sunday, June 23, 2019

on limits


“Other desires become the occasion of pain through dearth of the material to gratify them, but not the desire of knowledge: the sum of things to be known is inexhaustible, and however long we read, we shall never come to the end of our storybook.”
- A. E. Housman

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

baroque



"The past is never dead. It's not even past. All of us labor in webs spun long before we were born, webs of heredity and environment, of desire and consequence, of history and eternity. Haunted by wrong turns and roads not taken, we pursue images perceived as new but whose providence dates to the dim dramas of childhood, which are themselves but ripples of consequence echoing down the generations. The quotidian demands of life distract from this resonance of images and events, but some of us feel it always."
- William Faulkner, Requiem for a Nun (1951)

Saturday, June 15, 2019

Thursday, June 13, 2019

’The "Green Reaper" Has Your Guide to Eco-Friendly Burials



"With the enormous costs of chemically-treated wood coffins, concrete burial vaults, liners, cremations, urns, cemetery space, and embalming, an average funeral in America costs about $10,000. In addition to adding a financial burden to the backs of grieving families, these burial methods are also notoriously toxic for the environment."

Full story here.

Friday, June 7, 2019

melanin


"Throughout history, we have found all kinds of reasons to put ourselves above other people."
- Barack Obama

Vietnam: Canada’s Shadow War


Watch here.

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Group of Seven documentaries


 Watch herehere and here.

Monday, June 3, 2019

on Hollywood


"There are a lot of broken people in this business."
- Billy Bob Thornton

Sunday, June 2, 2019

wilderness



"No man ever did a real thing that was not in the beginning misunderstood. A new path is bound to be somewhat lonely."
- Lawren Harris, founder of the Group of Seven

Saturday, June 1, 2019

victory


"Winning is a habit. Unfortunately, so is losing."

Friday, May 31, 2019

shu


“The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second-best time is now.”
– Chinese proverb

Thursday, May 30, 2019

Sunday, May 26, 2019

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Dementia Revolution




Wednesday, May 22, 2019

stoic


“Put an end once and for all to this discussion of what a good person should be, and be one.”
Marcus Aurelius

Saturday, May 18, 2019

formal relationship with death



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See volunteer perspective here.

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Saturday, May 11, 2019

Monday, May 6, 2019

humanist


“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

mortification


"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.

whaling


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