Wednesday, October 29, 2008


We're all stumbling towards the light with
varying degrees of grace at any given moment.

America's health care system is neither
healthy, caring, nor a system.
-Walter Cronkite

Pillars and Networks

All deception in the course of life is indeed
nothing else but a lie reduced to practice,
and falsehood passing from words into things.
-Robert Southey

Flight of Fancy

God loved the birds and invented
trees. Man loved the birds and
invented cages.
Jacques Deval

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

A Fine Performance

Todd Heisler inspecting the cheeeeeeses.

Carolyn Cole after cheeeeses.

Hondo and Christina trying to find a hotel room.
Just a few pics from Chris Hondros' benefit concert in Brooklyn, raising money for CIVC.

a great portraitist talks about his work

babe in the woods

Sarah shows she is compassionate.

Willow and Trig.

A deer caught in the headlights.

One of the penalties for refusing to
participate in politics is that you end up
being governed by your inferiors.
Shank of the afternoon, wan weight-light
Undercard of a short month, February Sunday
Wordlessness of the wrong world
In the day's dark niche, the patron saint of what-Goes-Down

Shuffles her golden deck and deals
one for you and one for me...
And that's it, a single number -- we play what we get
My hand says measure,
doves on the wire and the first bulb blades
Edging up through the mulch-mat,
Inside-out of the winter gum trees,
A cold harbor, cold stop and two-step, and here it comes,


Deep measure, deep measure that runnels beneath the bone,
That sways our attitude and sets our lives to muse;
Deep measure, down under and death drawn
Pilgrim, homeboy of false time,
Listen and set your foot down, listen and step lightly

-Charles Wright

New York moments

Blessed is he who has reached the point of no
return and knows it, for he shall enjoy living.
-W. C. Bennett

Monday, October 27, 2008

One dog barks at something,
the rest bark at him.
-Chinese Proverb

Sunday, October 26, 2008

There is nothing noble in being superior
to some other man. The true nobility is in
being superior to your previous self.
-Hindu proverb

Saturday, October 25, 2008

When elephants fight, it is the grass that suffers.
-Kikuyu Proverb

Thursday, October 23, 2008

With true friends . . . even water
drunk together is sweet enough.
Chinese Proverb

Thursday, October 16, 2008


It has been said that in each human heart lives a tiger, a pig, an ass and a nightingale and that the diversity of our character is the product of their unequal activity...ever wonder which one you put in control of your blood pressure today?

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

a quiet place

Buddha told a parable:
A man traveling across a field encountered a tiger. He fled, the tiger after him. Coming
to a precipice, he caught hold of the root of a wild vine and swung himself down over the edge.
The tiger sniffed at him from above. Trembling, the man looked down to where, far below,
another tiger was waiting to eat him. Only the vine sustained him.
Two mice, one white and one black, little by little started to gnaw away the vine. The man
saw a luscious strawberry near him. Grasping the vine with one hand, he plucked the
strawberry with the other. How sweet it tasted!

Monday, October 13, 2008

reading the writing on the wall

"Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail better."- Beckett

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Saturday, October 4, 2008


Nothing is so difficult that
diligence cannot master it.

Friday, October 3, 2008