The Sun

“The sun, with all those planets revolving around it and dependent on it, can still ripen a bunch of grapes as if it had nothing else in the universe to do.”

~ Galileo Galilei

The Opportunist

“Dear optimist, pessimist, and realist–while you guys were busy arguing about the glass of wine, I drank it! Sincerely, the opportunist!”

~ Lori Greiner – Inventor, Born: December 9, 1969

Realistic Fiction

“To think that realistic fiction is by definition superior to imaginative fiction is to think imitation is superior to invention.”

~ Ursula K. Le Guin – Author, Born: October 21, 1929

Define Your Character

“Go without a coat when it’s cold; find out what cold is. Go hungry; keep your existence lean. Wear away the fat, get down to the lean tissue and see what it’s all about. The only time you define your character is when you go without. In times of hardship, you find out what you’re made of and what you’re capable of. If you’re never tested, you’ll never define you character.”

~ Henry Rollins – Musician, February 13, 1961-

Bleak Midwinter

“In the bleak midwinter Frosty wind made moan, Earth stood hard as iron, Water like a stone; Snow had fallen, Snow on snow, Snow on snow, In the bleak midwinter, Long ago.”

~ Christina Rossetti, Poet 1830-1894

The Coffee Shop

“…Seattle has unleashed this weird phenomenon on the world called the coffee shop. And the coffee shop, thanks to Starbucks, is the place where socially isolated, lonely, needy people gather together to ignore one another.”

~ Mark Driscoll

Houston Coffee House Scene

“Lightnin’ Hopkins was something of a fixture on the Houston coffee house scene so we were witness to eccentric blues brilliance close up. Then, believe it or not, along came the wave of the English cats like John Mayall, Eric Clapton and the Stones embracing the great American art form – the blues.”

~ Billy Gibbons

Second Covid-19 Vaccine Shot

I got my second Pfizer vaccine shot today. So, in about two weeks, I should be 95% protected. Still will be wearing the mask, and it looks like its going to be a while, before that becomes history. Now to wake up with a sore arm in the morning, along above average glucose (sugar) readings. This time I know what to expect, as far the sugar, and other minor stuff that may happen.

Propaganda And Education

“The only difference between ‘propaganda’ and ‘education,’ really, is in the point of view. The advocacy of what we believe in is education. The advocacy of what we don’t believe in is propaganda.”

~ Edward Bernays

Karma

“Karma, ahhh. We sow what we reap… We reap what we sow! We reap what we sow. The law of cause and effect. And we are all under this law.”

~ Nina Hagen

More Snow

Sunday, we got quite a bit of snow. Tuesday, more snow is on the way. Possible 3-5 inches is on tap. Hopefully, I’ll get a walk or two in, as I do like walking in it, as long as it is not windy and blowing in my face. That makes it a miserable time… well I shall see what tomorrow brings.

To Find Reality

“We live in a fantasy world, a world of illusion. The great task in life is to find reality.”

~ Iris Murdoch

That Was Real

Took a walk in earlier in the day. It was quite a slog navigating the snow covered sidewalks, hoping I wouldn’t come across any unexpected ice. Lady luck was with me, as I didn’t have any problems. The walking did wear me out a bit, as when I got back home, I was dragging my ass.

For the rest of the day, will kick back and relax, resume the walking come Monday.

Chocolate Milk

I learned about stress management from my kids. Every night after work, I drink some chocolate milk, eat sugary cereal straight from the box, then run around the house in my underwear screaming like a monkey.

~ Randy Glasbergen

Afternoon Naps

“Think what a better world it would be if we all, the whole world, had cookies and milk about three o’clock every afternoon and then lay down on our blankets for a nap.”

~ Barbara Jordan

Speed Of Light

If you are in a spaceship that is traveling at the speed of light, and you turn on the headlights, does anything happen?

~ Steven Wright

The Seasons

“January cold and desolate;
February dripping wet;
March wind ranges;
April changes;
Birds sing in tune
To flowers of May,
And sunny June
Brings longest day;
In scorched July
The storm-clouds fly,
Lightning-torn;
August bears corn,
September fruit;
In rough October
Earth must disrobe her;
Stars fall and shoot
In keen November;
And night is long
And cold is strong
In bleak December.”

~ Christina Rossetti

Free Will

“Life is like a game of cards. The hand you are dealt is determinism; the way you play it is free will.”

~ Jawaharlal Nehru

Unpredictable Things

“The world is so unpredictable. Things happen suddenly, unexpectedly. We want to feel we are in control of our own existence. In some ways we are, in some ways we’re not. We are ruled by the forces of chance and coincidence.”

~ Paul Auster

Speak Your Mind

“I’d turn off the internet for a month and make us actually talk to each other, and be responsible for your opinions and not be able to hide behind the anonymity of the cyber-wall to speak your mind. To actually have to face people and see their reactions and discuss it – actually discuss it. It won’t happen. Unless the grid goes down.”

~ John Larroquette

February

“While it is February one can taste the full joys of anticipation. Spring stands at the gate with her finger on the latch.”

~ Patience Strong

Oh Yeah

Today is one of those days, that I can’t seem to get myself motivated to do anything. Maybe its good thing, and let the idle body’s batteries recharge, then I will be good to go.

Three Phobias

“I have three phobias which, could I mute them, would make my life as slick as a sonnet, but as dull as ditch water: I hate to go to bed, I hate to get up, and I hate to be alone.”

~ Tallulah Bankhead

For What Its Worth

What is the big deal with putting ketchup on scrambled eggs? I’ll admit that I will put it on. It all depends on how much I really want ketchup or not. But, I do love black pepper on my eggs.

Philosophical Questions

“Philosophical questions are not by their nature insoluble. They are, indeed, radically different from scientific questions, because they concern the implications and other interrelations of ideas, not the order of physical events; their answers are interpretations instead of factual reports, and their function is to increase not our knowledge of nature, but our understanding of what we know.”

~ Susanne Katherina Langer

Winter

Windy and cold

Wind chill factors

Its January

Its winter

This is what its all about