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

on painting

"One may imagine that a man who blew the trumpet for his living would be glad to play the violin for his amusement."
- Winston Churchill

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

turn on, tune in, drop out

"My favourite three words in the English language are 'I don't know.' Because over time when I say it, I learn something new."
- Timothy Leary