Thursday, July 25, 2013

Idée d’jour

Lots of people talk to animals.... Not very many listen, though.... That's the problem.
— Benjamin Hoff

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Idée d’jour

Don't worry about the world coming to an end today. It's already tomorrow in Australia.
— Charles Schulz

Monday, July 22, 2013

Idée d’jour

A gloss on Descartes: Sometimes I think: and sometimes I am.
— Paul Valery

Friday, July 19, 2013

Idée d’jour

No snowflake falls in an inappropriate place —
Zen saying

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Happy Birthday, Woody!

A day early, but this is the day I had time to record, edit, and upload the video. I did a version in my study, but recording it in the shadow of the arbor in my backyard seemed so more appropriate.

Dear Daily Mail

I don't claim to be the biggest fan of Amanda Palmer's music, but this fun one-off is quite charming, and right on target. As a male raised in breast-obsessed America, I have (at times) been guilty of the crime perpetrated by England's Daily Mail rag: the objectification of women, the judging of a woman by her appearance rather than by her character.

I recommend you watch the video soon, before YouTube pulls it down. Hint: it ain't safe for work.

Idée d’jour

When people are fanatically dedicated to political or religious faiths or any other kind of dogmas or goals, it's always because these dogmas or goals are in doubt.
— Robert M. Pirsig

Friday, July 12, 2013

Idée d’jour

Every day, think as you wake up, today I am fortunate to be alive, I have a precious human life, I am not going to waste it.
— The Dalai Lama

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Idée d’jour

The sunrise, of course, doesn't care if we watch it or not. It will keep on being beautiful, even if no one bothers to look at it.
— Gene Amole

Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Idée d’jour

Human kindness has never weakened the stamina or softened the fiber of a free people. A nation does not have to be cruel to be tough.
— Franklin D. Roosevelt