Art

Posted: September 1, 2014 in Uncategorized

“A line is a dot that went for a walk.”
― Paul Klee

Pet Policy

Posted: August 31, 2014 in Uncategorized

A man wrote a letter to a small motel he planned to visit on his vacation: ”I would very much like to bring my dog with me. He is well-groomed and very well behaved. Would you be willing to permit me to keep him in my room with me at night?”

An immediate reply came from the motel owner, who said, “I’ve been operating this motel for many years. In all that time, I’ve never had a dog steal towels, linens, silverware or pictures off the walls. I’ve never had to evict a dog in the middle of the night for being drunk and disorderly. And I’ve never had a dog run out on a motel bill. Yes, indeed, your dog is welcome at my motel. And, if your dog will vouch for you, you’re welcome to stay here as well.”

- Woodland Motel Pet Policy, Salida CO

Hiking

Posted: August 30, 2014 in Uncategorized

“On this trail, I feel more acutely the defeat of my culture’s manic appetite for raw materials, its yearning for profit, its impatient refutation of numinous life outside the human. It’s here that I feel, instantly and relentlessly, the uncomplicated air pushing against my skin, and know, as the late poet John Haines once wrote, that we are “the guests of a barely understandable host.”

- Barry Lopez

Daily Routine

Posted: August 29, 2014 in Uncategorized

“One ought, every day at least, to hear a little song, read a good poem, see a fine picture, and, if it were possible, to speak a few reasonable words.”
— Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Culture

Posted: August 26, 2014 in Uncategorized

“Almost everything we call “higher culture” is based on the spiritualization of cruelty.” 
― Friedrich Nietzsche

Poetry

Posted: August 25, 2014 in Uncategorized

“A poet’s work . . . to name the unnamable, to point at frauds, to take sides, start arguments, shape the world and stop it from going to sleep.”
― Salman Rushdie

Predestination

Posted: August 23, 2014 in Uncategorized

“I have noticed even people who claim everything is predestined, and that we can do nothing to change it, look before they cross the road.”
– Stephen Hawking