Thursday, April 30, 2020

on alcoholism

“I drank to drown my sorrows, but the damned things learned how to swim.”
- Frida Kahlo [1907-1954]

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

fair-weather friends

“When you choose your friends, don't be short-changed by choosing personality over character.”
W.Somerset Maugham [1874-1965]

Monday, April 27, 2020

Sunday, April 26, 2020


Bill Munny
It's a hell of a thing, killing a man. You take away everything he's got and everything he's ever gonna have.

Friday, April 24, 2020

what Van Gogh ate

What Monet ate

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Tuesday, April 21, 2020


“There are decades where nothing happens, and there are weeks where decades happen.”
Vladimir Lenin [1870-1924]

Sunday, April 19, 2020


"We are atoms contemplating atoms."
- Attributed to Richard Feynman by Brian Cox

The Plague

“But, you know, I feel more fellowship with the defeated than with saints. Heroism and sanctity don't really appeal to me, I imagine. What interests me is being a man.”
Albert Camus [1913-1960]

Friday, April 17, 2020

the only thing that doesn't change is that there will be change

"All things change, nothing is extinguished. There is nothing in the whole world which is permanent. Everything flows onward; all things are brought into being with a changing nature; the ages themselves glide by in constant movement."
- Ovid [43 BCE – 17/18 AD]


Wednesday, April 15, 2020


“Enduring tedium over real time in a confined space is what real courage is."
David Foster Wallace [1962-2008]

cynical realist

"The world is for the few, and the very few."
- Attributed to Benjamin Disraeli by Winston Churchill in his address to the joint session of congress

enlightened billionaire axiom

"If you can have everything you want, you stop wanting anything."

left school at 16

Tuesday, April 14, 2020


"When I was a kid, my father didn't really have much hope for me. He thought I was a dreamer; he didn't think I would amount to anything. My mother also."
- Frank Gehry

Monday, April 13, 2020

bitter new zealand hound

Correction: the dog's accent is apparently Cockney.


“You might as well get one thing straight. I'm not an abstractionist... I'm not interested in the relationships of color or form or anything else. I'm interested only in expressing basic human emotions—tragedy, ecstasy, doom and so on. And the fact that a lot of people break down and cry when confronted with my pictures show that I communicate those basic human emotions... The people who weep before my pictures are having the same religious experience I had when I painted them. And if you, as you say, are moved only by their color relationships then you miss the point.”
Mark Rothko [1903-1970]

Saturday, April 11, 2020


"A hospital is no place in which to be sick."
- Norman Cousins

Wednesday, April 8, 2020

life expectancy

Some say that the first person to live to 150 has already been born.

Monday, April 6, 2020


“Many people dream of success. To me, success can only be achieved through repeated failure and introspection.”
Soichiro Honda [1906-1991]

father of the renaissance

"I propose to build for eternity."

- Filippo Brunelleschi [1377-1446]

Thursday, April 2, 2020


Wednesday, April 1, 2020