Wednesday, January 30, 2019


"Nothing is more beautiful than to know all."
- Athanasius Kircher


"Were there a mountain all made of gold, doubled that would not be enough to satisfy a single person: know this and live accordingly."
- Buddha [circa 480 BCE]

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

"be better than yourself"

"The past is never dead. It's not even past."

a place where stars go

on retirement

"If I rest, I rust."
- 78 year old Placido Domingo

great wall of wisdom

"He who knows all the answers hasn't been asked all the questions."
- Confucius


"To love the religion of Jesus is to hate the religion of slave masters."
- Frederick Douglass

Monday, January 28, 2019

on the unique individual

"There's nobody like anybody ever."
- Oliver Sacks

Sunday, January 27, 2019

on humanism

“Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.”

Friday, January 25, 2019

secret ingredients

Chez L'Ami Louis uses goose and duck fat & salt on their roast chicken.

Thursday, January 24, 2019

The Farm

Ernest Hemingway bought Joan Miró's "The Farm."

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

father of American literature

"Never let school get in the way of a good education."
- Mark Twain

Sunday, January 20, 2019

Friday, January 18, 2019

Thursday, January 17, 2019

losing your hair?

Contact Wade for realistic hair pieces.

on Richard Cassel

Online Holocaust resources include

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Power and Food

What the aliens offer are unlimited power/energy and food! What could possibly go wrong?

how ted danson holidays

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

ground zero


"Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all."

on what to say to a betrothed ex

"Happiness is hard to come by in this life, and you've given me more than my fair share."
- Advice Alex Reiger gave to Louie DePalma 

on positive mental attitude

"The only thing negative we want are test results."
- Sheryl Underwood

Monday, January 14, 2019

could go either way

A Hirst interview here

dog whistle

Only heard by a select, special audience.


More than 40% of workers feel (and corroborated by hard statistics) that their work is meaningless and doesn't contribute to the bottom-line.

Sunday, January 13, 2019


"44% of Canadians have been bullied on the job."
- The Stats of Life, CBC

Shaq foot

cabo wabo

"My performance side of me came from being nervous and scared."
- Sammy Hagar, who also said he "never wants to take an enemy to the grave."


"The longer you keep it up, the longer you have to burn in hell and the quicker you'll get there."


"Facts are the backbone from which truth is made."
- Shelby Foote


Saturday, January 12, 2019

on overcoming suffering through art

"The scab on the wounds that life has dealt."
- Elia Kazan

motivational speaker

"You're going to eat lightening and crap thunder."
- Burgess Meredith to Sylvester Stallone in Rocky

just manic enough


"First there was prostitution. Then carving."
- On the second oldest profession 

The Stone Carvers: Fetter, Frank A. (Frank Albert), 1863-1949 here.

Amidst the gargoyles of Washington (D.C.) Cathedral, some of the last remaining Italian-American stone carvers demonstrate their traditional skills and exchange lively stories about their customs and work experiences. Shows that from the Gothic cathedrals of Europe to the beaux-arts skyscrapers of New York, these carvers have brought enduring beauty to the environment. Directed and produced by Marjorie Hunt and Paul Wagner. Blue Ribbon winner, American Film Festival, and Academy Award winner.

Friday, January 11, 2019

On gin

"It's an aromatic vodka."
- Tony Hale

roof and walls

“We shape our buildings; thereafter they shape us.”
- Winston Churchill, who was born at Blenheim Palace

on power

"Wherever I sit is the hot-seat."
- William Randolph Hearst

over education

"If I had any more degrees, I'd be a thermometer."

"always happy"

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Liam makes tea

what you think and do, you are

"Impostor syndrome (also known as impostor phenomenon, impostorism, fraud syndrome or the impostor experience) is a psychological pattern in which an individual doubts their accomplishments and has a persistent internalized fear of being exposed as a "fraud"."
- Source here.

twice as likely to be unemployed

"Sometimes I think I should go around with my CV or my grades tattooed on my forehead.”

When you learn that two thirds of the British public feel uncomfortable just talking to a person with a disability, you quickly realize why people with disabilities fail to receive the same employment opportunities as many others.

the king is dead, long live the king

"If you kick the king, you better kill him."
- John Dean


"It took me 18 years to become an overnight success."
- Criss Angel

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

eat Bill Murray

Bill's place in Charleston, South Carolina here.

on abuse


A form of intimidation or psychological abuse, sometimes called Ambient Abuse where false information is presented to the victim, making them doubt their own memory, perception and quite often, their sanity. The classic example of gaslighting is to switch something around on someone that you know they're sure to notice, but then deny knowing anything about it, and to explain that they "must be imagining things" when they challenge these changes.

A more psychological definition of gaslighting is "an increasing frequency of systematically withholding factual information from, and/or providing false information to, the victim - having the gradual effect of making them anxious, confused, and less able to trust their own memory and perception.

Your spouse begins telling you things that never really happened. For instance, he says that last week he told you he was going to go to the bar with his buddies this Monday night, but you never remember him telling you that.

Or maybe your boss gets angry because you didn't prepare the report he asked you to. When you remind him that he usually prepares that particular report, he snaps that he told you to take care of it a few days ago because he was too busy. However, you know he never asked you to do so.

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

future buddha

Maitreya is the tallest stone Buddha representation.

Monday, January 7, 2019


"Your past doesn't inform your future."

Sunday, January 6, 2019

inconceivably rich

In current dollars, Mansa Musa was worth $580 billion, and so was and remains the richest person ever produced.

self portrait

"I paint to stop thinking."
- Vincent Van Gogh

Saturday, January 5, 2019

on ageism

"I was 29 years old, but I had a vision. No one else had a clue what to do, so I was hired."
- Conan O'Brien on taking over David Letterman's time-slot 

on futility

"Like blowing out a lightbulb."
- On negotiating with Trump

molecular dissembling

"I'm a product of my choices, not a victim of my circumstances."
- Kellyanne Conway

Friday, January 4, 2019