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

Thursday, May 4, 2017

hair regime

"I shower, apply a little product, blow dry."
- Kurt Russell

Friday, April 28, 2017

The End

"Death is not to be feared by those who live wisely."
- Cambodian proverb

Wednesday, April 26, 2017


"A man is what he thinks about all day long."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Monday, April 24, 2017

toxic friends

Article here.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

but there is reality

"How you're perceived determines how you actually do."
- Steve Ballmer

Friday, April 21, 2017


"Beer makes you feel as you should without it."
- Australian proverb

Thursday, April 20, 2017

truth consequences

"When you tell a bad person that they're bad, they get worse."
- Clinical Psychology

Sunday, April 9, 2017

SSRI Cannabis Psychosis

"Combine antidepressants plus marijuana and its 66 cannabinoids and you've got a mystery stew for the brain ... Taking prescription antidepressants and simultaneously self-medicating with marijuana is not a good idea."

Full article here.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

no regrets

"If you go back and fix all the mistakes you've ever made, you erase yourself."
- Louis C.K.

Monday, April 3, 2017

the art of war

"When you are strong, show that you are weak. When you are weak show that you are strong."
- Sun Tzu

enter the dragon

"Absorb what is useful, discard what is not."
- Bruce Lee

don't aim high

"Falling hurts less to those who fly low."
- Hong Kong Proverb

Sunday, April 2, 2017

on aging

"I woke up still not dead again."
- Willie Nelson

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Vocal Chords

"The key for longevity is getting eight hours of sleep per night."
- Michael Bolton

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Monday, March 27, 2017

chess axiom

"Let your opponent show you how he'd like to lose."

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

"The only thing harder than leaving show business is coming back."

"I haven't failed, just retreated."
- Dave Cappelle

Sunday, March 19, 2017

always look on the bright side

"It'll all work out in the end. If it hasn't worked out, it's not the end."
- Betsey Johnson

on history

"I'm not interested in my own past. Perhaps today, maybe tomorrow."
- Karl Lagerfeld

Thursday, March 9, 2017


"I'm nobody! Who are you?"
- Recluse Emily Dickinson, who changed poetry from her small bedroom.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

the significance of gold

A metal that never corrodes. 

Tuesday, March 7, 2017


"Humans smile with so little provocation."
- Spock

Sunday, March 5, 2017

on success

"To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded."
- Bessie Anderson Stanley

Monk Junk

Buddhist contemporized anecdote circa 500BC:

A car horn beeps and forces you to leave depression for that instant. The point of meditation is to continually work to expand that instant. Depression doesn't have to be terminal if you work continually on eliminating it.

(Provided by former Monk Jim Vuylsteke}

It's what's now called "neuroplasticity" i.e. you can remake your brain. One man had Alzheimer's and couldn't walk. But by focusing intensely on each trembling, modest step over time he's now able to sprint. He's maybe one in many millions, but he rewired neural circuits.


"I'll write slow because I know you can't read real fast."
- Radar in a letter to his mother


Before George Carlin, only stupid people were thought to curse.

Thursday, March 2, 2017

automation and technology

"100 years ago farmers constituted 40% of the work force, but now it's just 2% and production is higher. This is a global trend across all industries."
- American Enterprise Institute