Friday, March 23, 2018


What are you doing here, honey? You're not even old enough to know how bad life gets.

Obviously doctor you never been a 13 year old girl.

Sofia Coppola, Virgin Suicides 

Thursday, March 22, 2018

eastward facing

because "The sun never sets in the east."

Monday, March 19, 2018

warmth and bravado

"It's important to separate one's ability from disability."
- Itzhak Perlman

Sunday, March 18, 2018

compliance officer

"You must be willing to have any contemplated act appear on the front page to be read by spouses, children, friends."
- Warren Buffett

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Mafia Manifesto

"Never show weakness."

Monday, March 12, 2018

first mover disadvantage

"The bird that flies at the front of the flock is the one they shoot."
- Chinese aphorism 

Sunday, March 11, 2018

on being down and out

"Having a powered donut and a cup of rum can feel like paradise."
- Billy Bob Thornton

spring time for Hitler

"There's only one way to get even - bring 'em down with ridicule."
- Mel Brooks

Thursday, March 8, 2018

spectator and central figure

"By trying we can easily learn to endure adversity--another man's I mean."
- Mark Twain, Following the Equator


Monday, March 5, 2018

Venn Diagram

"People want a car that you can drive to work on Friday, the drag strip on Saturday and to church on Sunday."
- Lee Iacocca

Sunday, March 4, 2018

on ambiguity

"Any idiot can make a decision with perfect information."
- Reza Satchu

Saturday, March 3, 2018

"Just because you're not good at the beginning doesn't mean you can't be the best ultimately."
- Former 'C' student astronaut Scott Kelly

life philosophy

- Henry Ford particularly to his son Edsel

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

on zero

"Sometimes nothing can be a real cool hand."
- Paul Newman in Cool Hand Luke


"There are no mistakes, just happy accidents."
- Bob Ross

Monday, February 26, 2018

The happiest country in the world

Rent or buy your own reasonably priced compound here. Educate yourself here.

little boys with power

"The intent of hazing is to humiliate, torture, breakdown."
- Hazing Awareness

Sunday, February 25, 2018

different sameness

Suburb in Havana

"I have to change to remain the same."
- Willem de Kooning

The Gallery of the Louvre


Saturday, February 24, 2018

fakest news

"If you can find the right balance between fear and desperation, you can make people believe anything."
- Trevor Noah

Zen of Surfing

"Your attention is so focused in the barrel ride you can't think about anything else."
- Kelly Slater

Friday, February 23, 2018

Man in ultimate pain


"Without it you lost status, face, respect."
- Simon Schama on Rembrandt's bankruptcy 

Tuesday, February 20, 2018


"Thick wall of paint."

Monday, February 19, 2018


"Have nothing in your home that isn't beautiful or useful."
- William Morris

Saturday, February 17, 2018


"Life is a cool teacher. First she loves to give you a lesson. And then you'll learn sooner or later."
- Daymond John

Thursday, February 15, 2018

change never changes

Eric Clapton:
What you're going through now might just actually be a phase. Your set of values might not exist in the next two years.
Jimi Hendrix:
Oh, beautiful!