Saturday, February 25, 2017


The Dali Lama meditates every morning at 1:40am. Time zone uncertain.

Thursday, February 23, 2017


"I'm very insecure. If I wasn't, I'd be cool."
- Frank Gehry, who built Bilbao for about $100 million which has generated billions for the local economy.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017


"A gallon a day keeps the doctor away."
- Medieval Truism

Image source here.

hunger strike

"If you have problems, you must create problems to solve them."
- Mansur, Gitmo detainee

Tuesday, February 21, 2017


About 8% of the U.S. population meditates.

stone cold

anesthetizing schedule

Average lifetime TV consumption in North America approximates 100K hours or 12 years 24/7.


After one use Nixon replaced LBJ's too powerful shower. 

Monday, February 20, 2017

you need to try this

"In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes."
- Benjamin Franklin

Why pay an accountant minimum $75 when you can do it yourself in ten minutes for free here.

rough rider

"Far better it is to dare mighty things, than to take rank with those poor, timid spirits who know neither victory or defeat."
- Theodore Roosevelt, 1899


"When one man dies it's a tragedy. When thousands die it's statistics."
- Stalin

Sunday, February 19, 2017

jerking back and forth

"Do not confuse motion with progress. A rocking horse keeps moving, but does not make any progress."
- Alfred Montapert


"To be the best, you have to beat the best."
- Dennis Quaid as Coach Ben Schwartzwalde in the The Express.

Saturday, February 18, 2017

medieval signals

"Wet wood by day for smoke; dry wood by night for light."
- Dover Castle

inherited family philosophy

"If I lose, destroy the world."
- Kim Jong-un

paying the bills

What's the worst job you've ever had?

Emo Phillips:
In college I was strapped for cash. Probably that one.


"True terror is to wake up one morning and discover that your high school class is running the country.”
- Kurt Vonnegut

Friday, February 17, 2017


"You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. It may be necessary to encounter defeats to know who you are."
- Maya Angelou

Thursday, February 16, 2017

make the best of your situation

"Bloom where you're planted."
- U.S. Civil Rights adage

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

5th biggest province

With 2.7 million people, the city of Toronto is larger than half the Canadian Provinces and contributes 20% of GDP.


The Philippines is the world's kidnapping capital.

240 billionaires and counting

"Let China sleep for when it wakes the world will tremble."
- Napoleon

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

not mutually exclusive

"Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand."

on insincerity

"I don't trust men who smile too much."
- Klingon Commander

National Socialist German Workers’ Party

"What is life? Life is the Nation. The individual must die anyway. Beyond the life of the individual is the Nation."
- Adolph Hitler

mass grave of the Wehrmacht

"Not one step back."
- Stalin's Stalingrad directive


Monday, February 13, 2017

no pressure

"In selling, if you're light you succeed."
- Sunseeker Yachts 

natural process of evolution

"There's no such thing as a mistake. A mistake is an opportunity to do something else."
- Ralph Steadman

far from the madness

“Every spirit builds itself a house; and beyond its house, a world; and beyond its world a heaven. Know then, that the world exists for you: build, therefore, your own world.”

on wine

"Only the first bottle is expensive."
- French sommelier proverb

Sunday, February 12, 2017

on songwriting

"I'm picking things up as I walk down the street."
- Lori McKenna

godfather of punk

"The end of complications."
- Iggy Pop on the appeal of relocating to Florida

the culture has shifted

"A human being is primarily a bag for putting food into ... it is curious how seldom the all-importance of food is recognized. You see statues everywhere to politicians, poets, bishops, but none to cooks or bacon-curers or market gardeners."
- George Orwell, The Road to Wigan Pier, 1937

Saturday, February 11, 2017


Canada produces about 80% of the world's supply of Maple Syrup. 


"I know you think you understand what you thought I said, but I'm not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant."
- Alan Greenspan

do you read me?

"If you never want to be criticized, for goodness sake don't do anything new."
- Jeff Bezos

2nd in command

"Hitler is my conscience."
- Hermann Wilhelm Göring

Friday, February 10, 2017

"fun with vulgarity"

"I spend a year on each routine."
- George Carlin

richer than you

"Every overnight success takes 20 years."
- Daymond John

Thursday, February 9, 2017


"I get up 4:30-5am every day and work out. Keep the bones strong. 45 pound dumbbells. Aerobics, Bike."
- Robert De Niro 

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Tuesday, February 7, 2017


By the time of the American Civil War, there were 4 million enslaved people.

greatest Norman building

- Durham Cathedral [circa 1080]

the appeal of megalomania

Give away the responsibility of your life for the promise to be taken care of.

elderly Jewish coffin maker

"A man is not a man until he's united with a woman."
- John Bleifer on Little House on the Prairie

the people's language

The premise of Martin Luther's Reformation.