Art is not simply works of art; it is the spirit that knows beauty, that has music in its soul and the color of sunsets in its handkerchief, that can dance on a flaming world and make the world dance too.
W.E.B. DU BOIS... Read more
My Finnish Bunker
You have probably seen the books. You probably started with Mario Kondo and her “Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing”. You threw out a lot of things. You became so anxiously authoritarian that you did not real... Read more
“Our life is frittered away by detail. Simplify, simplify.”
― Henry David Thoreau, Walden and Other Writings
“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.”
― Clare Boothe Luce
“Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more c... Read more
My immediate answer is too much cullen skink. I was in Scotland several years ago and tried to have cullen skink every day. Some days I had it twice a day. I loved it. But it was bad for me because the smoked finnan haddie is filled with sodium... Read more
Ask yourself the following first thing in
-What am I lacking in attaining freedom
-What for tranquility?
-What am I? A mere body, estate-holder,
or reputation? None of these things.
-What, ... Read more
I plan to. I know that many New Year's Resolutions burn themselves out, but one that has worked really well for me is the Biggest Loser Challenge. sites.google.com/site/we lcometoblc/
I am a member of the Navy Ninja tea... Read more
We watched the islands from the waterfront
as though they held a clue to what was next.
The wind built up in gusts to match our hearts
and blew the café chairs into the water.
Police in boats fished out the fur... Read more
Minnesota Thanksgiving by John Berryman
For that free Grace bringing us past great risks
& thro' great griefs surviving to this feast
sober & still, with the children unborn and born,
among brave friends, Lord, we stand again in de... Read more
crash blossom. noun. An ambiguous headline, particularly one that yields comedic interpretations. Coined in 2009 by Danny Bloom based on the headline “Violinist linked to JAL crash blossoms” in Japan Today,... Read more
Life is tragic simply because the earth turns and the sun inexorably rises and sets, and one day, for each of us, the sun will go down for the last, last time. Perhaps the whole root of our trouble, the human trouble, is that we will sacrific... Read more
Ah, Charles, If You Could Have
If you could be in the known world
this morning, peeling this orange,
the cover of it giving way in pieces.
The aroma, Charles, the tang,
even the color of the thin rind. I wish... Read more