Saturday, June 25, 2011


We cannot absolutely prove, that those are in error who tell us that society has reached a turning point, that we have seen our best days. But so said all who came before us, and with just as much apparent reason
Thomas B Macaulay

Friday, June 24, 2011

June 24, 1812

On this day in 1812, Napoleon crossed the Neimen and invaded Russia with 480,000 troops.  Things went well for the French, until winter.  The retreat was a horror and by the time Napoleon returned to the Neimen in early December, he had less than 25,000 troops left.  At least 300,000 died of cold, hunger or battle (the difference being mainly deserters).

Thursday, June 23, 2011


An alliance with the powerful is never to be trusted.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

My Pix

Finished version of the Gehry building in Las Vegas, April, 2011
All of my photos are on Flickr.

Friday, June 3, 2011


Everybody's got to believe in something. I believe I'll have another beer.
W.C. Fields