Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Michael Blumenthal

April is National Poetry Month! This is a new one for me and I already love it. 

Be Kind
   by Michael Blumenthal

Not merely because Henry James said
there were but four rules of life—
be kind be kind be kind be kind—but
because it’s good for the soul, and,
what’s more, for others...

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Monday, April 10, 2017

Ron Finley

“I saw a kid walking down the street listening to music when he came face to face with one of my giant Russian Mammoth sunflowers,” Mr. Finley said. “He said, ‘Yo, is that real?’ ”

“He thought it was a prop or something. That’s what I want on my streets. Flowers so big and magnificent, they’ll blow a kid’s mind.”

from Urban Gardening: An Appleseed With Attitude NYTimes May 3, 2013

Thursday, April 6, 2017

James Dewey Watson

To succeed in science, you have to avoid dumb people [...] you must always turn to people who are brighter than yourself.

(Good advice for any pursuit! --Ed.)

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Jeremy Clarkson

Let me introduce you to a car we hate very much: the Volkswagen Beetle. It appeals to both Nazis and hippies and we are neither.

--The Grand Tour (2016)

Saturday, April 1, 2017


"Happiness is not a state to arrive at, but a manner of traveling."

"Every day may not be good, but there is something good in every day."