Sunday, September 30, 2012

The Life

"We runners talk about having fun but I don't think anybody believes us. We talk about discipline and endurance, we take care, we exercise caution, we watch our diets and monitor our pace. We are ascetics who talk, unconvincingly, of the bracing enjoyment of self-abuse." -Peter Sagal

Recovering from Rock Bridge Revenge today....


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Saturday, September 29, 2012

Do Unto Others

"If you do a good job for others, you heal yourself at the same time, because a dose of joy is a spiritual cure. It transcends all barriers." -Ed Sullivan
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Friday, September 28, 2012

Last Day

"As long as I live under the capitalistic system, I expect to have my life influenced by the demands of moneyed people. But I will be damned if I propose to be at the beck and call of every itinerant scoundrel who has two cents to invest in a postage stamp. This, sir, is my resignation." -William Faulkner, October 1924, quitting his job as a University of Mississippi postmaster.
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Thursday, September 27, 2012

Aging

Birthday tomorrow...


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Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

I Wonder


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Monday, September 24, 2012

Experience

"Experience is what you get when you didn't get what you wanted. And experience is often the most valuable thing you have to offer." -Randy Pausch in The Last Lecture.
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Sunday, September 23, 2012

Bluesy


"I just imported it from my brain into the atmosphere." -ESMZ front-man Alex Ebert at Roots N Blues. He was talking about a made-up word, which, of course, I don't remember. Great show and great back up of Rodriguez earlier in the evening.

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Saturday, September 22, 2012

Friday, September 21, 2012

Sandwich Board

On Walnut Street in downtown Columbia, outside a law office.
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Thursday, September 20, 2012

Here, Now

"I am not religious so that I have no apprehension of a hereafter, either a hope of reward or a fear of punishment. It is not a matter of belief. It is what I feel to be true from my experience, observation and simple tissue feeling." -John Steinbeck, in a letter to his new physician, 1964.
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Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Ernest



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Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Striving for Certainty

"These swings between boldness and mistrust, intimacy and isolation led him to stay at home, keep himself concealed, becoming a sort of hermit, whose passion for the world directed every brushstroke, changed each creation into an expression of tenderness, which he dismissed writing: 'a vague sense of apprehension persists.'" -Cezanne's Seclusion by Stephen Dobyns.
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Monday, September 17, 2012

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Election Day

"The thing about democracy, beloveds, is that it is not neat, orderly, or quiet. It requires a certain relish for the confusion." -Molly Ivins
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Saturday, September 15, 2012

Days

"What are days for?
Days are where we live.
They come, they wake us
Time and time over.
They are to be happy in:
Where can we live but days?
Ah, solving that question
Brings the priest and the doctor
In their long coats
Running over the fields." -Philip Larken



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Friday, September 14, 2012

Preservation

"My health may be better preserved if I exert myself less, but in the end doesn't each person give his life for his calling?" -composer & pianist Clara Schumann
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Thursday, September 13, 2012

Local



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Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Like a Mighty River

"And that's how we measure out our real respect for people -- by the degree of feeling they can register, the voltage of life they can carry and tolerate -- and enjoy. End of sermon. As Buddha says: live like a mighty river. And as the old Greeks said: live as though all your ancestors were living again through you." -poet Ted Hughes in a letter to his son.
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Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Monday, September 10, 2012

Now



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Sunday, September 9, 2012

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Roots

"If you don't know who you are, you don't know where you're going. If you don't know where you're going, you're lost." -good quote from a Miss Navajo hopeful on NPR
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Friday, September 7, 2012

Logic

"Holding onto anger is like drinking poison and expecting another person to die." -Buddha
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Thursday, September 6, 2012

Book Brain

"Reading furnishes the mind only with materials of knowledge; it is thinking that make what we read ours." -John Locke
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Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Stuff

"I believe that everything happens for a reason. People change so that you can learn to let go, things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right, you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself, and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together." -Marilyn Monroe
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Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Today and Everyday

"One ought, every day at least, to hear a little song, read a good poem, see a fine picture, and if it were possible, to speak a few reasonable words." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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Monday, September 3, 2012

Marathon Monday

Heart of America today.
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Sunday, September 2, 2012

Busy Minds

"Insanity is often the logic of an accurate mind overtasked. Good mental machinery ought to break its own wheels and levers, if anything is thrust among them suddenly which tends to stop them or reverse their motion. A weak mind does not accumulate force enough to hurt itself; stupidity often saves a man from going mad." -Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.


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Saturday, September 1, 2012

Oink

"I learned long ago, never to wrestle with a pig. You get dirty, and besides, the pig likes it." -George Bernard Shaw
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