Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Outstanding Dr. Seuss Quotes

I meant what I said and I said what I meant.

Think left and think right and think low and think high. Oh, the thinks you can think up if only you try!

Adults are obsolete children.

Why fit in when you were born to stand out?

Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not.

You're in pretty good shape for the shape you are in.

You can get help from teachers, but you are going to have to learn a lot by yourself, sitting alone in a room.

Don't cry because it's over. Smile because it happened.

Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple.

The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.

Today you are you! That is truer than true! There is no one alive who is you-er than you!

I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, it's a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope. Which is what I do, and that enables you to laugh at life's realities.

Monday, April 29, 2013

Friday, April 26, 2013

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Great Quotes from Pablo Picasso

The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.

Action is the foundational key to all success.

Our goals can only be reached through a vehicle of a plan, in which we must fervently believe, and upon which we must vigorously act. There is no other route to success.

Love is the greatest refreshment in life.

Painting is just another way of keeping a diary.

To draw you must close your eyes and sing.

I don't believe in accidents. There are only encounters in history. There are no accidents.

To make oneself hated is more difficult than to make oneself loved.

Everything is a miracle. It is a miracle that one does not dissolve in one's bath like a lump of sugar.

If there were only one truth, you couldn't paint a hundred canvases on the same theme.

The older you get the stronger the wind gets - and it's always in your face.

Never permit a dichotomy to rule your life, a dichotomy in which you hate what you do so you can have pleasure in your spare time. Look for a situation in which your work will give you as much happiness as your spare time.

An idea is a point of departure and no more. As soon as you elaborate it, it becomes transformed by thought.

My mother said to me, 'If you are a soldier, you will become a general. If you are a monk, you will become the Pope.' Instead, I was a painter, and became Picasso.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Benjamin Franklin Quotes

The U. S. Constitution doesn't guarantee happiness, only the pursuit of it. You have to catch up with it yourself.

We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid.

By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.

Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.

Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain - and most fools do.

Honesty is the best policy.

Well done is better than well said.

Lost time is never found again.

It is the working man who is the happy man. It is the idle man who is the miserable man.

Whatever is begun in anger ends in shame.

It takes many good deeds to build a good reputation, and only one bad one to lose it.

A place for everything, everything in its place.

Energy and persistence conquer all things.

Half a truth is often a great lie.

Content makes poor men rich; discontent makes rich men poor.

Never leave that till tomorrow which you can do today.

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Help the Victims of the Boston Bombing

Last night on Boston's channel 4, Johnathan Elias mentioned that he just talked to a women who lost a foot in the Boston Marathon bombing. She's already looking at what prosthetic will work best for her, but they are very expensive. To compound the problem she'll likely be out of work for quite some time. Hadn't considered this until last night, but sounds like many of the victims have particularly expensive injuries that will need multiple surgeries and expensive prosthetics.

So if you're able... One Fund Boston was established to help the victims of the bombing. As the Mayor of Boston reported, "Within an hour, I had calls from business leaders and local philanthropists who, like me, were heartbroken by the impact this hideous tragedy has had on individuals, their families, and friends. And they want to do everything they can to help these people physically and psychologically in the future."


Thursday, April 18, 2013

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Dropkick Murphys - I'm Shipping Up to Boston

A Boston Sports Anthem...

Rick and Dick Hoyt Halted One Mile from the Finish Line

 The Hoyts have provided Boston with inspiration for years.  Yesterday the Hoyts were running great  when the race was stopped, and spectators provided them with help and a ride...

Quoted from Mass Live Team Hoyt - Rick and Dick Hoyt - stopped 1 mile short of Boston Marathon finish line; inundated with support from public
As a tribute to those who lost their lives and as an example to those responsible for Monday’s bombing about the spirit and strength of America, the elder Hoyt says it would be an honor for them to finish the race one day.

“I think it will mean a lot to lot of people,” Dick Hoyt said by telephone Tuesday morning. "If they ask us, we are ready."

Known as Team Hoyt, the 73-year-old father and his 51-year-old son have been running and competing in triathlons and marathons for more than three decades, inspiring people around the world with their story of perseverance.

Over the past 18 hours, Dick Hoyt said, he and Rick Hoyt have been deluged by well-wishers, supporters and members of the media clamoring for their perspective on the marathon bombing.

The Hoyts’ run on Monday was halted about a mile short of the finish line in downtown Boston, and the Hoyts were only able to make it back to their hotel thanks to a helpful bystander with an SUV who volunteered to give them a ride.

Monday, April 15, 2013

Love Boston...

We love you Boston. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Quotes from Edgar Allan Poe

Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things that escape those who dream only at night.

All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream.

If you wish to forget anything on the spot, make a note that this thing is to be remembered.

I have great faith in fools; self-confidence my friends call it.

Experience has shown, and a true philosophy will always show, that a vast, perhaps the larger portion of the truth arises from the seemingly irrelevant.

I am above the weakness of seeking to establish a sequence of cause and effect, between the disaster and the atrocity.

Poetry is the rhythmical creation of beauty in words.

Stupidity is a talent for misconception.

It is by no means an irrational fancy that, in a future existence, we shall look upon what we think our present existence, as a dream.

To vilify a great man is the readiest way in which a little man can himself attain greatness.

There is an eloquence in true enthusiasm.

Of puns it has been said that those who most dislike them are those who are least able to utter them.

With me poetry has not been a purpose, but a passion.

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Nature Photographer Wyman Meinzer - Insight Into Photographing the Land and Sky

From Texas Parks and Recreation, Wyman Meinzer gives intesting take on nature photography.

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Photographs of Bennington Vermont

Cloudy day photographs of Bennington Vermont...

Bennington Monument

Apple Orchard

Robert Frost's Grave

John Stark

Friday, April 12, 2013

Please Move those Pesky Deer Crossing Signs

Woman calls into radio station requesting that deer crossing signs be moved somewhere safer, like small towns. So silly...

Monday, April 8, 2013

Ninja Stalking Cat

This video has been around the Internet for a while, and could be considered a web classic. Cat stalks camera, but does it in an undetectable ninja style...

Margaret Thatcher Quotes - In Memoriam 1925 - 2013

If you want something said, ask a man; if you want something done, ask a woman.

I am in politics because of the conflict between good and evil, and I believe that in the end good will triumph.

To wear your heart on your sleeve isn't a very good plan; you should wear it inside, where it functions best.

Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't.

There can be no liberty unless there is economic liberty.

I always cheer up immensely if an attack is particularly wounding because I think, well, if they attack one personally, it means they have not a single political argument left.

Pennies do not come from heaven. They have to be earned here on earth.

If my critics saw me walking over the Thames they would say it was because I couldn't swim.

I am extraordinarily patient, provided I get my own way in the end.

I usually make up my mind about a man in ten seconds, and I very rarely change it.

I love argument, I love debate. I don't expect anyone just to sit there and agree with me, that's not their job.

Disciplining yourself to do what you know is right and important, although difficult, is the highroad to pride, self-esteem, and personal satisfaction.

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Costa Rican Sloth Sanctuary

Such a unique animal, this video gives the perspective of the sloth from those who work and volunteer at a Sloth sactuary in Costa Rica...

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Witty Will Rogers Quotes

If you want to be successful, it's just this simple. Know what you are doing. Love what you are doing. And believe in what you are doing.

The only difference between death and taxes is that death doesn't get worse every time Congress meets.

Everything is changing. People are taking their comedians seriously and the politicians as a joke.

Good judgment comes from experience, and a lot of that comes from bad judgment.

Don't let yesterday use up too much of today.

I don't make jokes. I just watch the government and report the facts.

Alexander Hamilton started the U.S. Treasury with nothing, and that was the closest our country has ever been to being even.

We will never have true civilization until we have learned to recognize the rights of others.

About all I can say for the United States Senate is that it opens with a prayer and closes with an investigation.

Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there.

A man only learns in two ways, one by reading, and the other by association with smarter people.

I bet after seeing us, George Washington would sue us for calling him "father."

The more you observe politics, the more you've got to admit that each party is worse than the other.

Do the best you can, and don't take life too serious.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Impressive Footage of 2010 Icelandic Volcano

In 2010 the volcano Eyjafjallajökull erupted. It put so much ash in the air that it closed European air space. Below a video showing part of this eruption...

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

A Dozen Great Thomas Edison Quotes

Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.

I have far more respect for the person with a single idea who gets there than for the person with a thousand ideas who does nothing.

Many of life's failures are experienced by people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.

There are no rules here, we're just trying to accomplish something.

The only time I really become discouraged is when I think of all the things I would like to do and the little time I have in which to do them.

Maturity is often more absurd than youth and very frequently is most unjust to youth.

The dove is my emblem.... I want to save and advance human life, not destroy it.... I am proud of the fact that I never invented weapons to kill.

Its obvious that we don't know one millionth of one percent about anything.

I believe that the science of chemistry alone almost proves the existence of an intelligent creator.

Be courageous! Whatever setbacks America has encountered, it has always emerged as a stronger and more prosperous nation.... Be brave as your fathers before you. Have faith and go forward!

If parents pass enthusiasm along to their children, they will leave them an estate of incalculable value.

Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration.