Monday, December 31, 2018

Saturday, December 29, 2018

nurtured and developed the knowledge of others

"Wisdom can only come from dialogue."
- Socrates

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

son in law

"Victory has a hundred fathers and defeat is an orphan."
- Count Galeazzo Ciano

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

"Then do not be too eager to deal out death in judgement ..."

"... For even the very wise cannot see all ends."
- Gandalf

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

'bewitching hour"

"Vodka on ice with onion."
- John McCain's go to

Saturday, November 24, 2018

life advice

"Manifest plainness, embrace simplicity, reduce selfishness, have few desires."
- Lao Tzu

Sunday, November 18, 2018

Saturday, November 17, 2018

on oral diplomacy

"Meeting jaw to jaw is better than war."
- Attributed to Sir Winston Churchill by Sir Martin Gilbert

Monday, November 12, 2018

journaling benefits

salt punch

GOAT pizza here.

Sunday, November 11, 2018

not instantaneous

"It took him three seconds to process a joke, then he got it."
- Robert Duvall on Marlon Brando

Saturday, November 10, 2018

he speaks

"Without metrics you can't manage."
- Jared Kushner

no sense of humour

"I don't like comedy."
- Simon Cowell

Sunday, November 4, 2018

on late bloomers

“I will study and prepare myself, and someday my chance will come.”
― attributed to Abraham Lincoln although the language is modern; perhaps condensed from various sources.


"We're spiritual beings having a human experience."
- Gisele Bündchen

Saturday, November 3, 2018

Code Kids

Retain kids locally especially when traditional "good" jobs are hard to come by.

Thursday, November 1, 2018

first lady

“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.”
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

on alcoholism

"It's true you have a disease, but I think it's the best one."
- Norm Macdonald

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

on amore

"I couldn't love someone who doesn't outrank me."
- Major Margaret "Hot Lips" Houlihan

Monday, October 29, 2018

on advertising

"Facts and knowledge are not enough to persuade. As a matter of fact they are often obstacles to persuasion.You appeal to passions."
- Bill Bernbach

Sunday, October 28, 2018

on imperfection

"Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it's better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring."
- Marilyn Monroe

Saturday, October 27, 2018

on pschopathy

O coward conscience, how dost thou afflict me!
The lights burn blue. It is now dead midnight.
Cold fearful drops stand on my trembling flesh.
What do I fear? Myself? There’s none else by.
Richard loves Richard; that is, I and I.
Is there a murderer here? No. Yes, I am.
Then fly! What, from myself? Great reason why:
Lest I revenge. What, myself upon myself?
Alack, I love myself. Wherefore? For any good
That I myself have done unto myself?
O, no! Alas, I rather hate myself
For hateful deeds committed by myself.
I am a villain. Yet I lie. I am not.
Fool, of thyself speak well. Fool, do not flatter.
- Richard III, Act 5, Scene 3, Shakespeare [circa 1593]

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

an empathetic dental place

Do dental appointments stress you out? Try Atlantis in Guelph. Warm, accommodating, competent,  efficient, thorough - they ran half a dozen tests/procedures to better gauge and rectify my situation swiftly.

Unlike many, Atlantis accepts ODSP coverage.

Run errands before and/or after. Banking, shopping, restaurants. All that the heart of Guelph offers. 

off by a few decimal points

The $2 billion CAD Mega Millions jackpot was won by someone in South Carolina.

Game online here.

less exposure to liability

Why some authors sometimes prefer to write fictional novels instead of autobiographies or biographies:
If you meet the requirements for a civil action, you can sue someone for defamation, whether libel or slander, if they have written or said something bad about you. However, you must be able to prove the necessary elements of a defamation suit if you wish to collect damages. 
Defamation can take two forms, which are generally referred to as libel and slander. Libel is defined as a defamation of a person, group, organization, product, government, or country that was made in written or printed words or in pictures. Slander is the same thing, except the defamatory statement was made in the form of spoken words, sounds, sign language, or gestures.

More here.

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

serenity now

"The best revenge is living well."

on addiction

"You can't get enough of what you don't want anymore."
- Deepak Chopra

The Eighth Commandment

“Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour.”
Lying is condemnned. Because God is regarded as the author of all truth, the Church believes that humans are obligated to honor the truth. The most obvious way to fulfill this commandment is not to lie — intentionally deceive another by speaking a falsehood. So a good Catholic is who you want to buy a used car from.
Source here

Monday, October 22, 2018

hockey puck

"You can't study comedy; it's within you. It's a personality. My humor is an attitude."
- Don Rickles

origin story

"We are all just children plus time."
- Sarah Silverman

complicated legacy

"Take time to deliberate; but when the time for action arrives, stop thinking and go in".
- Andrew Jackson

on interest

“Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.”
- Benjamin Franklin

clean slate

"I purge compulsively. I'm constantly shedding things."
- Andrew Sullivan

on idiocy

Sunday, October 21, 2018

How to buy weed legally

But ....

The Law of Unintended Consequences:

In the social sciences, unintended consequences (sometimes unanticipated consequences or unforeseen consequences) are outcomes that are not the ones foreseen and intended.

"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."

on dread

"The essential truth is that sometimes you're worried that they'll find out it's a fluke, that you don't really have it. You've lost the muse or - the worst dread - you never had it at all. I went through all that madness early on. "
- Robin Williams

on unoriginality

"Rather fail with honour than succeed by fraud."

Saturday, October 20, 2018


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Friday, October 19, 2018

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

on history

"If you want the present to be different from the past, study the past."
- Spinoza

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

on education

“Study without desire spoils the memory, and it retains nothing that it takes in.”
Leonardo da Vinci

on addiction

"It makes you feel 1000% better. No, a million times. You'll do anything, from stealing to straight gay prostitution to finance the next high. It doesn't discriminate; all socioeconomic, intellectual stratas are represented."
- Louis Theroux's Dark States

Monday, October 15, 2018

coming of age

The saddest thing in life is wasted talent.
- A Bronx Tale

what a bitch

Bulldog argues with owner here.

Sunday, October 14, 2018


"Only when the tide goes out do you discover who's been swimming naked."
- Warren Buffett

giddy up

"Victory belongs to the most persevering."
- Napoleon Bonaparte


Saturday, October 13, 2018

on maturity

"Be ashamed to die until you have won some victory for humanity."

History of the universe in 1080 seconds

stretch art

Monday, October 8, 2018


"Get your facts first, then you can distort them as you please."
- Mark Twain

Saturday, October 6, 2018

on tragedy

"There are only two tragedies in life: one is not getting what one wants, and the other is getting it."
- Oscar Wilde

Monday, October 1, 2018

Irish maxim

“You must go on. I can't go on. I'll go on.”
― Samuel Beckett, The Unnamable 

Saturday, September 29, 2018

on humility

"When you think you're important, think again. You're not."
- Sir Anthony Hopkins

Monday, September 24, 2018

Sunday, September 16, 2018


So here I am, in the middle way, having had twenty years-
Twenty years largely wasted, the years of l'entre deux guerres-
Trying to use words, and every attempt
Is a wholy new start, and a different kind of failure
Because one has only learnt to get the better of words
For the thing one no longer has to say, or the way in which
One is no longer disposed to say it. And so each venture
Is a new beginning, a raid on the inarticulate,
With shabby equipment always deteriorating
In the general mess of imprecision of feeling,
Undisciplined squads of emotion. And what there is to conquer
By strength and submission, has already been discovered
Once or twice, or several times, by men whom one cannot hope
To emulate - but there is no competition -
There is only the fight to recover what has been lost
And found and lost again and again: and now, under conditions
That seem unpropitious. But perhaps neither gain nor loss.
For us, there is only the trying. The rest is not our business.

T.S. Eliot