Sunday, March 30, 2014

Quotes from Leonardo da Vinci

Life is pretty simple: You do some stuff. Most fails. Some works. You do more of what works. If it works big, others quickly copy it. Then you do something else. The trick is the doing something else.

A well-spent day brings happy sleep.

The greatest deception men suffer is from their own opinions.

The noblest pleasure is the joy of understanding.

There are three classes of people: those who see, those who see when they are shown, those who do not see.

Why does the eye see a thing more clearly in dreams than the imagination when awake?

Where the spirit does not work with the hand, there is no art.

Water is the driving force of all nature.

Where there is shouting, there is no true knowledge.

For once you have tasted flight you will walk the earth with your eyes turned skywards, for there you have been and there you will long to return.

Learning never exhausts the mind.

He who wishes to be rich in a day will be hanged in a year.

The smallest feline is a masterpiece.

Human subtlety will never devise an invention more beautiful, more simple or more direct than does nature because in her inventions nothing is lacking, and nothing is superfluous.

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Funny Pets and Mirrors

Some pretty cute animals trying to figure out what's going on in the mirror.

Friday, March 28, 2014

Quirky Ostriches Badger Live Reporter

Poor guy, not too may reporters doing live shots have to deal with a flock of Ostriches badgering them. However, it makes for a delightful animal blooper video.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Quotes from Plato

Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything.

Good people do not need laws to tell them to act responsibly, while bad people will find a way around the laws.

There are two things a person should never be angry at, what they can help, and what they cannot.

Good actions give strength to ourselves and inspire good actions in others.

One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors.

Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something.

He was a wise man who invented beer.

Ignorance, the root and stem of all evil.

The greatest wealth is to live content with little.

He who commits injustice is ever made more wretched than he who suffers it.

All men are by nature equal, made all of the same earth by one Workman; and however we deceive ourselves, as dear unto God is the poor peasant as the mighty prince.

Necessity... the mother of invention.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Adorable - Kitten Meets Hedgehog

A dose of over-the-top cuteness, these two meet to the music 'You've Got A Friend in Me.'

Monday, March 24, 2014

Soothing Nature Video Set to Music

Interesting contrast of light and dark used to feature some beautiful nature photography set to music.

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Photographs from Lake Louise Alberta, Canada

Late last November I visited Banff National Park in Alberta, Canada. The mountains and scenery were stunningly beautiful. Here are a few pictures from the Lake Louise area.

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Mount Temple - View from Lake Louise Ski Resort
Lake Louise

View from Lake Louise Ski Resort Tram

Sunrise on the drive to Lake Louise

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Military Mom and Family Surprise Son at School

Military Mom comes home. Daughter films the homecoming including a visit to the high school where they surprise her son.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Sunday, March 16, 2014

It's Not Easy Being Green

Happy St. Paddy's Day. Here's a classic Sesame Street clip of Kermit the Frog giving a different take on 'Being Green.'

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Bat Kid Saves Gotham - San Francisco

Possibly the best story of 2013. San Francisco and Make-A-Wish do an amazing job fulfilling Miles wish/dream...

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Quotes from Socrates

The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.

False words are not only evil in themselves, but they infect the soul with evil.

Let him that would move the world first move himself.

Beware the barrenness of a busy life.

My advice to you is get married: if you find a good wife you'll be happy; if not, you'll become a philosopher.

Wisdom begins in wonder.

He is a man of courage who does not run away, but remains at his post and fights against the enemy.

It is not living that matters, but living rightly.

I was really too honest a man to be a politician and live.

The unexamined life is not worth living.

If a man is proud of his wealth, he should not be praised until it is known how he employs it.

One who is injured ought not to return the injury, for on no account can it be right to do an injustice; and it is not right to return an injury, or to do evil to any man, however much we have suffered from him.