Posts tagged life

Posted 1 year ago


There Are Four Types Of People

It worries me that people I have known for years are slipping slowly into that last category, so gradually they haven’t really noticed.

Posted 2 years ago

A great and timeless quote:


“I think I have a good deal of my Uncle Theodore in me, because I could not, at any age, be content to take my place by the fireside and simply look on.”

-Eleanor Roosevelt

On this day in 1884, Anna Eleanor Roosevelt was born.  Learn more about her life here.

-from the FDR Library

Posted 2 years ago

BBC News - Doomsday Clock moves one minute closer to midnight

You knew that all those weapons didn’t go away!  You’ve just been distracted by television.  And your mortgage.  And male sports.  And…  oooh, shiny!

Posted 2 years ago
Let’s say I took one of our more abstract masterpieces, say an Ellsworth Kelly, and removed it from its frame, marched it down the 52 steps that people walk up to get to the National Gallery, past the giant columns, and brought it into a restaurant. It’s a $5 million painting. And it’s one of those restaurants where there are pieces of original art for sale, by some industrious kids from the Corcoran School, and I hang that Kelly on the wall with a price tag of $150. No one is going to notice it. An art curator might look up and say: ‘Hey, that looks a little like an Ellsworth Kelly. Please pass the salt.’

Mark Leithauser, senior curator at the National Gallery, quoted in Pearls Before Breakfast -, the article tied to the Joshua Bell playing in the metro video I posted earlier.

This article is AMAZING.  In many ways.  I may need to quote from it again.

Posted 3 years ago
Posted 3 years ago
They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.