Sunday, November 19, 2017

buy, donate, caffeinate

Buy or donate books, audio, video materials to The Literacy Group:

In the downtown reviving core, a quick walk is Monigram Coffee Roasters:

Buy coffee then walk 3 minutes to check out books, videos, cds. Among those you'll be helping include immigrants, refugees, the disabled.

Saturday, November 18, 2017


"Renoir produced a lot of garbage too."
- Artistic process

french polish

Alcohol takes the finish off furniture and people.

sensitivity is overrated

"Just because you're offended doesn't mean you're right."
- Ricky Gervais


"I.Q. tests are like golf where the lowest score is best."

Thursday, November 16, 2017


"When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put the ways of childhood behind me."
- 1 Corinthians 13:11

Monday, November 13, 2017

one finger salute

"The reason that our sport isn't popular in America is that fans can't afford a hotdog or bathroom break as results can change instantly, determitavely given low scores."
- Billionaire Bernie Ecclestone, former Formula 1 chief, who insists that his successor needs to be a very good used car salesman.

weasle ferret face

Major Frank Burns:

                                "I'm going to sue all of you!"


                               "For Definition of Character? " (later) "I have no doubt he remembers it that way."

Saturday, November 11, 2017


"I write entirely to find out what I'm thinking, what I'm looking at, what I see and what it means. What I want and what I fear."
- Joan Didion

widely applicable

"He lied so much he don't even know the truth anymore."
- Jeff Ross

Thursday, November 9, 2017


"Farce: It's funny to everyone else but you."
- John Cleese

Saturday, November 4, 2017

"You think you know me."

Rembrandt, Self Portrait

The significance of the freehand perfect circle was in answer to critics who dismissed him for not having the skill of classical artists. 

Nut Jobs

Here’s to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels. The trouble makers, the round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently.

They’re not fond of rules and they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can’t do is ignore them … because they change things, they push the human race forward.

While some may see them as “the crazy ones”, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world – are the ones who do.

Friday, November 3, 2017

no nerves

"I think about nothing. I've done all the training, so there's nothing left to do but execute."
- Michael Phelps on the starting block


"War? War is an organized bore."
- Justice Holmes

Thursday, November 2, 2017

poached eggs

Where you might find David Chilton, author of The Wealthy Barber:


“When someone shows you who they are believe them; the first time.”
- Maya Angelou

"courage gives you optimism"

"It is exhilarating to be shot at without result."
- Winston Churchill

Wednesday, November 1, 2017


"You are responsible for everything that happens to you."
- Scientology

meaning of life

"When was the last time you did something for the first time?"
- Darius Rucker

red cap

" ... you'll find that you're not the first person who was ever confused and frightened and even sickened by human behavior. You're by no means alone on that score, you'll be excited and stimulated to know. Many, many men have been just as troubled morally and spiritually as you are right now. Happily, some of them kept records of their troubles. You'll learn from them—if you want to. Just as someday, if you have something to offer, someone will learn something from you. It's a beautiful reciprocal arrangement. And it isn't education. It's history. It's poetry.”
- J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye