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

thrasher



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

Klondike


"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

vocab



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

Sunday, March 24, 2019

Thursday, March 21, 2019

super moon


“When spring came, even the false spring, there were no problems except where to be happiest. The only thing that could spoil a day was people and if you could keep from making engagements, each day had no limits. People were always the limiters of happiness except for the very few that were as good as spring itself.”
― Ernest Hemingway, A Moveable Feast

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Sunday, March 17, 2019

stone carving

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

progenitor


“It is the historian’s function, not to make us clever for the next time, but to make us wise forever.”
Jacob Burckhardt

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Happiest cities in America


Source: WalletHub

Monday, March 11, 2019

bohemian

“We swallow greedily any lie that flatters us, but we sip only little by little at a truth we find bitter.”
Denis Diderot

Thursday, March 7, 2019

enlightenment groundwork


“I have striven not to laugh at human actions, not to weep at them, nor to hate them, but to understand them.”
Baruch Spinoza

Sunday, March 3, 2019

Inferno


"Here's the path out of Hell to Paradise."
- On Dante

Monday, February 25, 2019

1st draft


"You can write drunk, but you must rewrite sober."
- Ernest Hemingway

Thursday, February 21, 2019

baroness


"To be content with little is difficult; to be content with much, impossible."
- Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Sunday, February 17, 2019

"eye-opener"


Harry Truman started his day at 5am with a 1 mile walk, a massage and a shot of bourbon.

Monday, February 11, 2019

pipe


"Be respectful to your superiors, if you have any."

Sunday, February 10, 2019

ahoy!


"Everything being the same, there will be more plastic in the ocean than fish by 2050."
- Dame Ellen MacArthur, who holds the earth sailing circumnavigation world record