Monday, October 15, 2018

coming of age

The saddest thing in life is wasted talent.
- A Bronx Tale

what a bitch

Bulldog argues with owner here.

Sunday, October 14, 2018


"Only when the tide goes out do you discover who's been swimming naked."
- Warren Buffett

giddy up

"Victory belongs to the most persevering."
- Napoleon Bonaparte


Saturday, October 13, 2018

on maturity

"Be ashamed to die until you have won some victory for humanity."

History of the universe in 18 minutes

stretch art

Monday, October 8, 2018


"Get your facts first, then you can distort them as you please." 
- Mark Twain

Saturday, October 6, 2018

on tragedy

"There are only two tragedies in life: one is not getting what one wants, and the other is getting it."
- Oscar Wilde

Monday, October 1, 2018

Irish maxim

“You must go on. I can't go on. I'll go on.”
― Samuel Beckett, The Unnamable 

Saturday, September 29, 2018

on humility

"When you think you're important, think again. You're not."
- Sir Anthony Hopkins

Monday, September 24, 2018

Sunday, September 16, 2018


So here I am, in the middle way, having had twenty years-
Twenty years largely wasted, the years of l'entre deux guerres-
Trying to use words, and every attempt
Is a wholy new start, and a different kind of failure
Because one has only learnt to get the better of words
For the thing one no longer has to say, or the way in which
One is no longer disposed to say it. And so each venture
Is a new beginning, a raid on the inarticulate,
With shabby equipment always deteriorating
In the general mess of imprecision of feeling,
Undisciplined squads of emotion. And what there is to conquer
By strength and submission, has already been discovered
Once or twice, or several times, by men whom one cannot hope
To emulate - but there is no competition -
There is only the fight to recover what has been lost
And found and lost again and again: and now, under conditions
That seem unpropitious. But perhaps neither gain nor loss.
For us, there is only the trying. The rest is not our business.

T.S. Eliot

Saturday, September 15, 2018

on innovation

"If you can't tolerate critics, don't do anything new or interesting."
- Jeff Bezos

Friday, September 14, 2018

serenity now

"I love art, but I just don't think it's valuable."
- Jerry Seinfeld

Sunday, September 9, 2018


"He who has a Why to live, can bear with almost any How."
- Nietzsche

Friday, September 7, 2018

no more than two martinis each

The Dukes Bar will not serve you more than two martinis each as no ice cubes are utilized. 

Tuesday, September 4, 2018


"Fix the earth."
- George Clooney

tempus fugit

"Art is the attempt to preserve imagination against time."

"enjoy it while you can."

"Success is not a permanent state."
- George Clooney

Monday, September 3, 2018

Fear of darkness

"I sleep with the light on."
- Luciano Pavarotti

Saturday, September 1, 2018

on mentorship

"The image of great men is woven into other lives."
- Greek aphorism

Tik Toc

"Too old soon; too late smart."
- German aphorism

Monday, August 27, 2018


"The saint has sinned; the sinner shall be sanctified."

Friday, August 24, 2018

Fred and Ginger

Frank Gehry's "Dancing House"

Saturday, August 18, 2018

texture to your art

A 3D rendering of art:

Friday, August 17, 2018

the life of an artist

"Continual pursuit of the impossible."
- Alberto Giacometti, whose work commands $140 million, but nonetheless lived squalidly 

Sunday, August 12, 2018

The Maestro and The Master

Building an opera house in St. Petersburg here.