Wednesday, June 28, 2017

A curse against those who wish you harm

"Evil to him who thinks evil."
- Edward III (1312-1377)

Sunday, June 25, 2017


"As long as you know rejection is coming, it doesn't impact you as much."
-  John Paul DeJoria, whose tequila company is valued at $10 billion

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

drip drip drip

"The truth comes out over time."
- Ben Bradlee

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

happy dejection

"It's much better to be miserable with money than without."
- Bette Midler

Monday, June 19, 2017


Notice no asterisk*. I was billed for a reasonable clearly stated $20 delivery charge online, but which ballooned to $80 when FedEx arrived at the door. I did not select express shipping. When I politely asked for a rebate, I was lectured as though I was dim for not reading the very fine print, Who does? The online interface needs to be more like Amazon, which is crystal clear and so far fail proof.


Update: Went to the top and issue resolved amicably. The product is great, just order fulfillment needs to be fixed. Until then we will buy in retail outlets.

Friday, June 16, 2017

plus naps

Einstein reportedly slept for at least 10 hours per day – nearly one and a half times as much as the average American today (6.8 hours).

Thursday, June 15, 2017

I am ...

"No Better Friend, No Worse Enemy."
- Roman General Lucius Cornelius Sulla Felix (c. 138 BC – 78 BC)

get hammered

“Live the full life of the mind, exhilarated by new ideas, intoxicated by the Romance of the unusual.”
- Ernest Hemingway

on stamina

"You don't get tired when you do what you love doing."
- Trevor Noah on fitting in Stand Up with a full time tv job.

Monday, June 12, 2017


"The first great thing is to find yourself and for that you need solitude and contemplation - at least sometimes. I can tell you deliverance will not come from the rushing noisy centers of civilization. It will come from the lonely places."
- Fridtjof Nansen

adversity virtues

"If you don't go through all of that shit, you don't have nothing to talk about when you make it."
- Kevin Hart

Sunday, June 11, 2017

In memory of Adam West

A prior posting here.


"One million people control Seven billion."
- Vivienne Westwood on the world

Monday, June 5, 2017

know your market

"95% of the fish are in 5% of the water."

Sunday, June 4, 2017

"Captain of Cool"

"I read history. I write history. I intend to make history."
- Attributed to JFK

Saturday, June 3, 2017

which is probably what she wanted

"You don't marry the sexiest woman alive to take her home to make meatballs."
-  Joe DiMaggio on Marilyn Monroe 

shining brow

"The most important building of the last 150 years."

Friday, June 2, 2017

vocational advice

"Don't be a comedian unless you have to be."
- Dana Carvey

on privilege

"You were born on third base and think you hit a triple"

an Ottawa treatment program

Patients can receive up to three bottles of wine or the equivalent amount of beer daily.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

on being Royal

"You live with the rough, you live with the smooth."
- HRH Prince Andrew, Duke of York

Monday, May 29, 2017


"... somebody who survives the whole experience, but is not ruined by it."
- Paul Fussell, WWII U.S.A. Infantry

Sunday, May 28, 2017

on comedy

"Everyone wants it. Everyone needs it."
- Kevin Hart, who earned almost $90 million last year


Stealing goes hand in hand with falsehood, because thieves must lie and deceive in order not to get caught. It stems from laziness and additional factors, including:
  • There’s no chance of getting caught; 
  • It’s something really needed and can be used.

Full article here.


"Do not be embarrassed by your failures, learn from them and start again."
- Richard Branson

Saturday, May 27, 2017


"Cooking is the purest form of love as you give to others."
- Alice Waters

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

ferret face

"I wouldn't mind being a doctor if I didn't have to be around sick people."
- Major Frank Burns, MD


"In Asia, mental illnesses are less likely to be treated as medical conditions, according to Mariko Kahn, the executive director of Pacific Asian Counseling Services. Many Asian languages have no words to describe mental illness, except words with negative connotations."

Full Los Angeles Times article here.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

the emperor has no clothes

Why not create original art?

Andy Warhol:
Because it's easier to do.


Andy Warhol's portrait of Elvis sold for $81.9 million

Friday, May 19, 2017

how to be cool

Order your copy on

on hiring

"Do they add stress? Or reduce stress?"
- Mark Cuban

blood of christ

fuzzy recollection

"Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it."


Thursday, May 18, 2017

Jenn's Lamb Chops recipe

  • Put lamb in a large ziplock bag or baking dish, cover lamb with olive oil , crush 3 large garlic cloves, salt and pepper, 2-3 stalks rosemary. 
  • You can add any other aromatic (e.g. onion) if you like. Marinate for at least an hour, or longer. 
  • Grill; lamb should be pink when cooked, just a couple of minutes a side. 
  • Squeeze some lemon during cooking or serve with a slice. 
  • Of course there is also the shortcut of: butter/oil in pan, rosemary , season meat, turn after 2-3 min per side or preferred doneness.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

on adversity

"Scar tissue is the foundation of character."
- Senator Ben Sasse on not coddling your kids

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

pre fake news

I get the news I need on the weather report
I can gather all the news I need on the weather report
Hey, I've got nothing to do today but smile
Do-n-doh-d-doh-n-doh and here I am
The only living boy in New York
- Simon and Garfunkel, The Only Living Boy in New York 1970

Monday, May 15, 2017


I was an "A" student working for a "C" student.

silly and weird

hoop dreams

"Don't hope; hope is for people who aren't prepared."
- UCLA Coach Wooden

on why people still go to the movies

"Because you have a kitchen in your house, but still go out to eat."
- Jerry Bruckheimer 

Sunday, May 14, 2017


"Great work and folly may be indistinguishable from the outset."
-  Adam SteltznerNASA 

Wheel of Fortune

"No matter how high you rise, you eventually head to the exit."
- 17th Century Dutch proverb

a plaster cast taken of a dead person's face

"A civilization that denies death, ends by denying life."
- Octavio Paz

Saturday, May 13, 2017


"Just because you are old doesn't mean you have to be dull."
- John Waters


A Chinese board game that is considered the world's most complicated.

based on what goes into it

"Inanimate objects have life."
- Buddhism, Shintoism

new reality

"8 of the top 10 figures Millenials consider famous are YouTube personalities."
- Susan Wojcicki, YouTube CEO


"Look back to learn; look forward to succeed."

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

on acting

"Know your lines and don't bump into the furniture."
- Spencer Tracy

Monday, May 8, 2017


"I've never been successful when I wasn't having fun."
- Chicago Cubs Manager Joe Maddon

Sunday, May 7, 2017

tunnel vision

Friday, May 5, 2017


"You got to choose where you are headed not where you are."
- Deion Sanders