Monday, March 29, 2010


If this is coffee, please bring me some tea; if this is tea, please bring me some coffee.
Abraham Lincoln

Saturday, March 27, 2010


Idealism is what precedes experience; cynicism is what follows.
David T. Wolf

Friday, March 26, 2010

Fun Facts to Know and Share

"The difference between the 787 and its predecessors can be illustrated by a simple observation: There are only 10,000 drilled holes in the entire aircraft, compared with one million in a Boeing 747."

Thursday, March 25, 2010


I'm a big woman. I need big hair.
Aretha Franklin

Happy Birthday

Photo by Don Hunstein - New York City, 1961
Happy 68th birthday Aretha Franklin.  Yes, that means she's only 18 in the photo above.

Thursday, March 4, 2010


Counter-attack, Russia 1941.  Unless he lost a limb, its unlikely that this non-com could have possibly survived the war.


"That's impossible. You can't go faster than the speed of light."
"Of course not. That's why scientists increased the speed of light in 2208."



Cathedral of St. Nicholas, Mozhaisk, 1911
Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii

This is the eternal Russia.