Winter is nature’s way of saying, ‘Up yours.’ –Robert Byrne
Let every dawn be to you as the beginning of life, and every setting sun be to you as it closes. — John Ruskin
When you meet a new friend, the world has more light in it, doesn’t it? Things become more spontaneous, and more full of laughing and freedom and novelty. — Coleman Barks
Night comes to the desert all at once, as if someone turned off the light. — Joyce Carol Oates
A life of peace, purity, and refinement leads to a calm and untroubled old age. — Cicero
As all you wonderful followers have likely noticed, that yet again, I have changed my theme. Nothing ever stays the same with me. So with that said, change is good, and you call me unpredictable, and that’s a good thing.
In any given moment the answer to your problem is staring you in the face – if only you can see it. — Heather Jansch Source
A bird does not sing because it has an answer. It sings because it has a song. — Chinese Proverb
From my email inbox: A recent article in the Kentucky Post reported that a woman, one Anne Maynard, has sued St Luke’s hospital, saying that after her husband had surgery there, he lost all interest in sex. A hospital spokesman replied … “Mr. Maynard was admitted in Ophthalmology – all we did was correct hisContinue reading “Lawsuit”
Painting, n,: The art of protecting flat surfaces from the weather, and exposing them to the critic. — Ambrose Bierce
Stretched out on the couch, watching Cold Case on ION. Also, going through my blog, on my Smart Phone. What a charmed life I lead…
Before entering the supermarket, I took a couple of photos. The first one, is a photo of a cemetery in New Hampshire, which is right near the Mass border on the left side of the photo.The photo below is left of the one above.
Got about an inch or two of snow today, more or less of a nuisance. Warmer weather is to be here for the weekend, and Monday.
Money is better than poverty, if only for financial reasons. — Woody Allen
All books are divisible into two classes, the books of the hour, and the books of all time. — John Ruskin
America would be a better place if leaders would do more long-term thinking. — Wilma Mankiller
You cannot travel the path until you have become the path. — Buddha
Monday evening. 6:20 pm. While reading and going through the blogs I follow. While I am doing this, NCIS on USA is keeping me company.
In the distance, you can see blue lights strung around the top of the three story apartment building. Since the middle of November, they have been lit just about every night.For the full size, click on the image.
Concentrate all your thoughts upon the work at hand. The sun’s rays do not burn until brought to a focus. –Alexander Graham Bell
Philosophy and Art both render the invisible visible by imagination. — George Henry Lewes
Television is a medium because anything well done is rare. — Fred Allen
This one is in black & white.
This is a photo I snapped this past Thursday, but I was too damn lazy to post it. This was taken shortly after sunset, which is 4:13 pm. With that said, there lies the reason of the lights turning on so early.
It sure is hell to be president. — Harry S. Truman
From my email inbox:
The Zen proverb, ‘in summer we sweat; in winter we shiver,’ is meant to illustrate the importance of not trying to escape or avoid our present situation. — Rebecca Otowa
Let us permit nature to have her way. She understands her business better than we do. — Michel de Montaigne
The Zen philosophy posits that ‘human beings suffer’ and ‘the cause of suffering is desire.’ The way to put an end to suffering is to stop wanting everything, all the time. — Karl Albrecht
A round egg can be made square according to how you cut it. — Japanese Proverb
A man’s work is nothing but his slow trek to rediscover, through the detours of art, those two or three great and simple images in whose presence his heart first opened. — Albert Camus
Nature has no principles. She makes no distinction between good and evil. — Anatole France
The only thing that will redeem mankind is cooperation. — Bertrand Russell
On my daily walk this morning, I decided to cut through the local park, as the walking was kind of on the treacherous side. Lots of icy spots. I only took this one photo, and it does have a Zen look to it.
A newspaper is a device for making the ignorant more ignorant and the crazy crazier. — Henry Louis Mencken
Wisdom outweighs any wealth. — Sophocles
From my email inbox: A MALE FAIRY TALE: Once upon a time, a Prince asked a beautiful Princess, “Will you marry me?” The Princess said, “No!!!” And the Prince lived happily ever after and rode motorcycles and dated skinny long-legged full-breasted women and hunted and fished and raced cars and went to naked bars andContinue reading “Fairy Tale”
He knows not where he’s going, For the ocean will decide, Its not the destination, It’s the glory of the ride. –Edward Monkton, Zen dog
Do not fear to be eccentric in opinion, for every opinion now accepted was once eccentric. — Bertrand Russell
Two photos of rooftops and grounds covered with a coating of snow. Not much of an accumulation, as it went from snow, to sleet, back to snow, then a light mist.
Took this photo on Sunday. The sun was showing weakly through the overcast sky.
Music is the art of thinking with sounds. –Jules Combarieu
The moon is in its Waxing Crescent phase, which is 32% illuminated. Believe me, the moon is in the photo. Shortly after 6:00 pm, it was 31F, -0.6C. Not too bad for the first week of December.
Public opinion is no more than this: what people think that other people think. — Alfred Austin
Once a person is determined to help themselves, there is nothing that can stop them. — Nelson Mandela
The problem with getting older is you still remember how things used to be. — Paul Newman
Smoke coming from the heating exhaust pipe, which is behind the building I reside.
The fog is slowly creeping in, so I took three photos, and this one turned out to be the best. The other two… eh…
As I walked out the door toward the gate that would lead to my freedom, I knew if i didn’t leave my bitterness and hatred behind, I’d still be in prison. — Nelson Mandela 1918-2013 Source
The first forty years of life give us the text; the next thirty supply the commentary on it. — Arthur Schopenhauer
Never be afraid to sit awhile and think. — Lorraine Hansberry
Took this photo, using the B&W mode. Hint: I do love black & white.
Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced. — Soren Kierkegaard
Nothing exists until or unless it is observed. An artist is making something exist by observing it. And his hope for other people is that they will also make it exist by observing it. I call it ‘creative observation.’ Creative viewing. — William S. Burroughs
Men in authority will always think that criticism of their policies are dangerous. They will always equate their policies with patriotism, and find criticism subversive. — Henry Steele Commager
A conservative is a man who sits and thinks, mostly sits. — Woodrow Wilson