Sunday, January 4, 2009

Generations of Love

"Perfect love sometimes does not come until grandchildren are born” - Old Welsh saying

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

surreal good

Plastic hedges for sale in New York City.

The secret of life is honesty and fair dealing. If you can fake that, you've got it made.
Groucho Marx

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Made for Loving

"We are made for loving. If we don’t love, we'll be like plants without water."

Archbishop Desmond Tutu

Tuesday, October 7, 2008


You can easily judge the character of a man by how he treats those who can do nothing for him.

--Malcolm Forbes

Monday, September 29, 2008


All men by nature desire knowledge.-- Aristotle

When I saw this little desk in the middle of toys I thought of how we are taught routines in school and possibly lose some of our ability to easily adapt, then we have to go out and get our street smarts little by little. How important those street smarts are.

Not long ago I heard that learning something new helps keep your brain from aging quickly, and can actually be part of that fountain of youth we are all eating our greens for. It doesn't work at all if you know a lot about US Presidents, and think "Hey, I'll learn something new--I'll study all of the first ladies." that would do nothing to make your brain wake up and be sharper. Or if you play piano and decide to take up the tuba. It has to be an area you've displayed no interest in, something to challenge your brain. I haven't decided what to choose yet, but I'm going to spend this winter learning some new things. I need all the help I can get. I don't know a thing about a whole lot of subjects, so I have a lot of choices. Maybe I'll finally learn the metric system.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008


One who understands much displays a greater simplicity of character than one who understands little.
-- Alexander Chase

Monday, September 15, 2008


“Childhood is a short season.” ~Helen Hayes