Monday, June 02, 2014


"Do not touch anything unnecessarily. Beware of pretty girls in dance halls and parks who may be spies, as well as bicycles, revolvers, uniforms, arms, dead horses, and men lying on roads -- they are not there accidentally." - Soviet infantry manual, issued in the 1930's

Wednesday, August 14, 2013


"Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance." -Confucius

Saturday, April 06, 2013

charity work isn't enough

Food banks allow us to believe that hunger is being solved.  Yet this is not so . . . continued food bank activity essentially depoliticizes the issue of hunger in society by legitimizing it as a matter for charitable concern rather than social justice. - Graham Riches

Monday, March 04, 2013

ego, confidence

self-love vs. raging ego.  I think they are often confused.   I want to love my art this much.

"If being an egomaniac means I believe in what I do and in my art or music, then in that respect you can call me that ... I believe in what I do, and I'll say it." -John Lennon

Monday, January 28, 2013

old, but not tired

We shall not cease from exploration
And the end of all our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time.  – T.S. Eliot