31 July 2010


Four Planet Sunset - Jia Hao

A bore is a man who deprives you of solitude without providing you with company.

-Gian Vincenzo Gravina

30 July 2010


Basketful of UTers

Lasting change is a series of compromises. And compromise is all right, as long your values don't change.

-Jane Goodall

29 July 2010


Ceiling detail, Rajah Bazaar Mosque, Rawalpindi

If you want to be free, there is but one way; it is to guarantee an equally full measure of liberty to all your neighbours. There is no other.

-Carl Schurz

28 July 2010


Mahogany Glider - uncredited

The belief in a supernatural source of evil is not necessary; men alone are quite capable of every wickedness.
-Joseph Conrad

27 July 2010


Epi-brightfield Illumination with Colored Filters and Extended Depth of Focus - Marc van Hove

Nobody cares if you can't dance well, just get up and dance.
-Dave Barry

26 July 2010


The Temple of the Tooth, Kandy, Sri Lanka (uncredited)

People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.
-Søren Kierkegaard

25 July 2010


Chop Suey - Edward Hopper

He who is not very strong in memory should not meddle in lying.
-Michel de Montaigne

24 July 2010


Spiraea splendens - Wayne Weber

Recommend to your children virtue; that alone can make them happy, not gold.

-Ludwig von Beethoven

23 July 2010


Krishna on a Brown Horse - Rameshwar Singh

Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.

-Oscar Wilde

22 July 2010


Self-portrait with toy camera - Joe Wildhack, age 7

A mind without instruction can no more bear fruit than can a field, however fertile, without cultivation.


21 July 2010


Bringing in the Catch, Hornbæk - Peter Severin Krøyer

It is curious that physical courage should be so common in the world and moral courage so rare.
-Mark Twain

20 July 2010


Trotternish Peninsula, Skye - Jim Richardson

It is possible to store the mind with a million facts and still be entirely uneducated.
-Alec Bourne

19 July 2010


Le kodkod sommeille - Michel Guenanten

We don't know what we want, but we are ready to bite someone to get it.
-Will Rogers

18 July 2010



Never attribute to malice what can be adequately explained by stupidity.
-Hanlon's Razor

17 July 2010


The Temptation of St. Anthony - Hieronymus Bosch

Here's a rule I recommend:  Never practise two vices at once.
-Tallulah Bankhead

16 July 2010


Young Ocelot - uncredited

Do not remove a fly from your friend's forehead with a hatchet.
-Chinese Proverb

15 July 2010


Easter Island Eclipse - Stephane Guisard, NASA Photo of the Day

Before a war military science seems a real science, like astronomy; but after a war it seems more like astrology.

-Rebecca West

14 July 2010


Place de la Bastille - Eugene Galien Laloue

Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities.

13 July 2010


The Sorrows of the King - Henri Matisse

A sense of humor... is needed armor. Joy in one's heart and some laughter on one's lips is a sign that the person down deep has a pretty good grasp of life.
Hugh Sidey

12 July 2010


Black-crested macaque - Stefano Unterthiner

Progress might have been all right once, but it has gone on too long.
-Ogden Nash

11 July 2010


Joyful Stars by Chidi Okoye

The problem with people who have no vices is that generally you can be pretty sure they're going to have some pretty annoying virtues.
-Elizabeth Taylor

10 July 2010


Fire in the Evening -- Paul Klee

We all have strength enough to endure the misfortunes of others.
-François de la Rochefoucauld

09 July 2010


Ferroelectric liquid crystal domains nucleating from isotropic liquid of P10PIMB
Dr. Michi Nakata, Colorado State University

All of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon - instead of enjoying the roses that are blooming outside our windows today.
-Dale Carnegie 

08 July 2010


Happy Birthday Turminder Xuss!
I was always taught to respect my elders and I've now reached the age when I don't have anybody to respect.

-George Burns

07 July 2010


Happy Birthday, Thaumaturge!

Age does not diminish the extreme disappointment of having a scoop of ice cream fall from the cone.
-Jim Fiebig

06 July 2010

Posting problems?

I've left four comments on today's daily thread and one on yesterday's to see what would happen.  I can't see any comments from anyone -- including the four I've left.  Could someone e-mail me to let me know if this is just me or if everyone is having this problem?  I know that others have made comments about disappearing posts before, but I've never experienced this.


Yes, apparently it's not just Blogger that's having issues, it's Google mail, as well.  Obviously, it's going to be hard to reply to anyone when you can't see anyone's posts, but do post comments or test messages from time to time, just to see if the thing gets fixed.  I suspect that whatever anyone has posted thus far, it will show up once they've got their act together.


Baltimore oriole

If I had to live my life again, I'd make the same mistakes, only sooner.

Tallulah Bankhead

05 July 2010


Lavender Field - Phillip Minnis

When you think of the long and gloomy history of man, you will find more hideous crimes have been committed in the name of obedience than have ever been committed in the name of rebellion.
-C.P. Snow

04 July 2010


Tokay gecko, Erin Yard -- National Geographic

Most men pursue pleasure with such breathless haste that they hurry past it.
-Søren Kierkegaard

03 July 2010


Untitled, Dorothea Lange

A man is a god in ruins.
Duke Ellington

02 July 2010


e-mailed to me by a friend, no clue where he got it

Too clever is dumb.

Ogden Nash 

01 July 2010


Rebellions of the belly are the worst.
Francis Bacon