Anna Freud, Austrian Psychologist
May Sarton, Poet, B: May 3, 1912 – D: July 16, 1995
When wireless is fully applied the earth will be converted into a huge brain, capable of response in every one of its parts.
~ Nikola Tesla, Inventor, 1856 – 1943
I am me
always will be me
no one will
ever change me
as I was born
the end result
is a total me
I am happy
to be me
Elizabeth Kenny, Born: September 20, 1880 – Died: November 30, 1952
“He who does not travel, who does not read,
who does not listen to music,
who does not find grace in himself,
she who does not find grace in herself,
~ Pablo Neruda, Senator of Chile
Born: July 12, 1904 – Died: September 23, 1973
“Our incomes are like our shoes; if too small, they gall and pinch us; but if too large, they cause us to stumble and to trip.”
~ John Locke, Philosopher ~ 1632-1704
basking in the sunshine
To see the Summer Sky
Is Poetry, though never in a Book it lie –
True Poems flee –
~Emily Dickinson, c.1879
Delicious hollandaise sauce on meatloaf extraordinaire
“Read, read, read. Read everything — trash, classics, good and bad, and see how they do it. Just like a carpenter who works as an apprentice and studies the master. Read! You’ll absorb it. Then write. If it’s good, you’ll find out. If it’s not, throw it out of the window.”
~ William Faulkner, Born: September 25, 1897 – Died: July 6, 1962
G. C. Lichtenberg, German writer and physicist 1742-1799
For the first time, the first, I laid my heart open to the benign indifference to the universe. To feel it so like myself, indeed so brotherly, made me realize that I’d been happy, and that I was happy still.
~ Albert Camus
stale bread makes
Books are the carriers of civilization … They are companions, teachers, magicians, bankers of the treasures of the mind. Books are humanity in print.
~ Barbara W. Tuchman (1912-1989)
Traveling the infinite highway to freedom.
people on the stoops
watching the passersby
spraying cool water
on the neighborhood kids
ice cream truck has arrived
people lining up
to buy and enjoy
an ice cream or something
cold to drink
to hot cook inside
so pizza and sandwiches
are the meals for the hungry
the ones without a/c suffer
as the temps are stifling
window fans are useless
as they blow hot air
no break in sight
from the swelter
yet the people
are use to it
life in the city
If Jack Kerouac
of the state
eating a pear
a cup of black
French Roast coffee
glitz and glimmer, not my forte
All ye caffeine junkies, drink up, and get wired.
Chasing the American dream. Its elusive.
Tod Stiles (Martin Milner)
Buzz Murdoch (George Maharis)
living, loving, enjoying life.
Conversing with unicorns and glow worms.
“Governments don’t want a population capable of critical thinking, they want obedient workers, people just smart enough to run the machines and just dumb enough to passively accept their situation.You have no choice. You have owners. They own you. They own everything. They own all the important land. They own, and control the corporations. They’ve long since bought, and paid for the Senate, the Congress, the state houses, the city halls, they got the judges in their back pockets and they own all the big media companies, so they control just about all of the news and information you get to hear.”
~ George Carlin, Born: May 12, 1937 – Died: June 22, 2008
On some summer days in New York City, the air hangs thickly visible, like the combined exhalations of eight million souls. Steam rising from vents underground makes you wonder if there isn’t one giant sweat gland lodged beneath the city.
~ Diane Ackerman
Jean-Paul Sartre, Philosopher – Born: June 21, 1905 – Died: April 15, 1980
“Consider a man riding a bicycle. Whoever he is, we can say three things about him. We know he got on the bicycle and started to move. We know that at some point he will stop and get off. Most important of all, we know that if at any point between the beginning and the end of his journey he stops moving and does not get off the bicycle he will fall off it. That is a metaphor for the journey through life of any living thing, and I think of any society of living things.”
~ William Golding
the eyes see all
the eyes tell all
I hope you love birds too. It is economical. It saves going to heaven.
~ Emily Dickinson
tired as tired, can be
Sometimes quiet people really do have a lot to say. They’re just being careful about who they open up to.
~ Susan Gale
The best things in life are free. Sunsets and sunrises are free. Air is free. Love is free. Death is free. The best things in life are free. ~ Frederick Lindemann, 1st Viscount Cherwell
I’ll read my books and I’ll drink coffee and I’ll listen to music, and I’ll bolt the door. ~ J. D. Salinger
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Writer / 1749 – 1832
For the first time, the first, I laid my heart open to the benign indifference of the universe. To feel it so like myself, indeed so brotherly, made me realize that I’d been happy, and that I was happy still.
~ Albert Camus
mug of coffee to my left
open laptop in front of me
a new book that was started this morning sits to the right of me
now what the hell shall I do
flip a coin
rock paper scissors
put a blindfold on and pick one
spin the bottle
Franz Kafka, Writer – Born: July 3, 1883 – Died: June 3, 1924
Barbara Billingsley , played June Cleaver in “Leave it to Beaver”
During his morning stroll, the elderly man is curious, as to how many bricks did they use in making the one block long sidewalk. Maybe one day, he will find the answer, by the tedious task of counting the red rectangular blocks of clay.
For the first time, the weird and the stupid and the coarse are becoming our cultural norms, even our cultural ideal.
~ Carl Bernstein
Abigail Adams, Former First Lady of the United States – 1744 – 1818
Miles Davis, Musician – B: May 26, 1926 – D: September 28, 1991
If something is boring after two minutes, try it for four. If still boring, try it for eight, sixteen, thirty-two, and so on. Eventually, one discovers that it is not boring, but very interesting.
People like us, who believe in physics, know that the distinction between past, present, and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion.
~ Albert Einstein