A stupid man’s report ….

“A stupid man’s report of what a clever man says can never be accurate, because he unconsciously translates what he hears into something he can understand. ”
–Bertrand Russel


Death is no more than passing
from one room into another. But
there’s a difference for me, you
know. Because in that other
room I shall be able to see.

Helen Keller


September 23 2014

Thought I would give sketching a try. Not bad for something I haven’t done for a long time.



Old age realizes the dreams of
youth: look at Dean Swift; in his
youth he built an asylum for the
insane, in his old age he was
himself an inmate.

Soren Kierkegaard

Just Thinking

Snow is white.

When it melts, it’s colorless drops of water.


A Pondering Mind 9/20/2014

Unfulfilled Dreams


Is it shocking to hear

That an unhappy person is filled with regrets

Unfulfilled dreams line her mind

Reflected in the darkness of her soul

You had the world in your fingertips

And threw it all away for security

Now your body and mind has turned to dust

With no one to blame but yourself

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Naomi Novik April 30, 1973  - Novelist, Programmer
Naomi Novik
April 30, 1973 –
Novelist, Programmer

Justice is expensive. That is why there is so little
of it, and it is reserved those few with enough
money and influence to afford it.

Quotes Wave


Letting go gives us freedom,
and freedom is the only
condition for happiness. If, in
our heart, we still cling to
anything – anger, anxiety, or
possessions – we cannot be free.

Thich Nhat Hanh

Get It Right Before You Speak

When I was listening to the radio this morning, the mid-morning, early-afternoon DJ, announcer or whatever they are called, was making mention of Autumn beginning this Saturday, the 20th. Well, it does not start on that date. It is September 23, the same day as my late father’s birthday was. Then about an hour later she said the same thing again, about the date that Autumn begins.

I was tempted to take a wake over to the radio station, which is just around the corner from where I live, and tell her or someone to tell when the correct date is. I mean, is it too much to take a look at the calendar to see what day the new season begins.

Its just one of those things in life that bugs the shit out of me.

A Pondering Mind 9/15/2014


Had a headache.
Took two Advil.
Crashed on the couch.
The headache is gone.
Now, good to go.


Let us read, and let us dance; these
two amusements will never do any harm
to the world.



Governing a great nation is like cooking a
small fish – too much handling will spoil it.

Lao Tzu


One doesn’t recognize the really important
moments in one’s life until it’s too late.

Agatha Christie

Humor Quote

For my birthday I got a humidifier and
a dehumidifier… I put them in the same
room and let them fight it out.

Steven Wright.

Jeans & T-shirt

Ed O'Neill April 12, 1946 - Actor
Ed O’Neill
April 12, 1946 –

I’d love to wear jeans and t-shirts but,
everybody was in the peace movement back
then. And that was my ploy. I had to be
careful not to say things like ‘I like
meat.’ Actually I just wanted to drink
beer and to screw.

Quotes Wave


A holding company is
the people you give
our money to while
you’re being searched.

Will Rogers


Life belongs to the living, and he who
lives must be prepared for changes.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


When you have to make a choice and don’t
make it, that is in itself a choice.

William James

A Joke

If you tell a joke in the forest, but
nobody laughs, was it a joke?

Steven Wright

Keeping A Sharp Mind In Retirement

Found in my email:

As we slowly move through retirement, we need to keep ourselves occupied with small projects………Like this guy.Chain Saw

I know, I saw it right away too…. No safety glasses or hearing protection.
And I caught something else that is really important: he has no gloves on.
I might be up in age but I am still sharp as a tack.

No Name Park

I’ve been living in this part of the city for five years, and have no idea what the name of the park is. I have asked people who have lived here a lot longer than me, and they don’t know what the name is, or if it ever had a name. The park is so small, that a person can do a complete walk around it in a minute, two at the most. September 3 2014


When you’re at the end of
your rope, tie a knot and
hold on.

Theodore Roosevelt


It is a man’s own mind, not his enemy
or foe, that lures him to evil ways.



Mark Harmon September 2, 1951 Actor, Football player, Television Producer.
Mark Harmon
September 2, 1951
Actor, Football player,
Television Producer.

How many times have you been on the freeway
and had someone fly by you at 100 mph then
end up two cars ahead of you at the off ramp?
What’s the point?







The more you can increase fear
of drugs, and crime, welfare
mothers, immigrants and aliens,
the more you control all the

Noam Chomsky


Jeff Noon British Musician, Novelist, Painter, Playwright, Screenwriter
Jeff Noon
Musician, Novelist,
Painter, Playwright,

Expect to feel pleasure. Knowledge is sexy.

Expect to feel pain. Knowledge is torture.