Thursday, May 31, 2007

I just need enough to tide
me over until I need more.
-Bill Hoest

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Wow, my own giant robot. I am
now the luckiest kid in America!
-Hogarth, The Iron Giant
This movie is one for the ages. Kyrie and I enjoyed it for
the umpteenth time a couple days back. We kept smiling and
chuckling. Chalice wandered in and started mouthing the lines.
Somehow it never gets old or stale. Click here if you'd like to
watch the trailer.

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Many littles make a much.
This is the cover art from the Talking Heads album
More Songs About Buildings and Food. The composite image
is made up of 529 individual polaroid photographs.
Click it to enlarge a bit.

Monday, May 28, 2007

It is amazing what you can
accomplish if you don't care
who gets the credit.
-Harry S. Truman

Sunday, May 27, 2007

Beloved, do not be children
in your thinking.
-1 Corinthians 14:20

Saturday, May 26, 2007

Boys will be boys. Unfortunately they're not
often encouraged to be just that. Here's a new
book based on an old approach that's been a
real success in Britain over the last year and is
now available in the States. To read an interesting
review by Al Mohler click here.

Friday, May 25, 2007

photo by Jason Evans

See what you're missing at The Daily Nice?

All that we are not
stares back at what we are.
-W. H. Auden

Thursday, May 24, 2007

The least deviation from
truth will be multiplied

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Organized crime in
America takes in over
40 billion dollars a year
and spends very little
on office supplies.
-Woody Allen

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

The mother's heart is
the child's schoolroom.
-Henry Ward Beecher

Monday, May 21, 2007

He who laughs last
didn't get it.

Sunday, May 20, 2007

Happy is the man
whom God corrects.
-Job 5:17

Saturday, May 19, 2007

The hardest job kids face today
is learning good manners
without seeing any.
-Fred Astaire

Friday, May 18, 2007

photo by Jason Evans

If you've never checked out The Daily Nice you should.
Every single day roving British photographer Jason Evans
posts a brand new shot for our edification. Back when
I started fingerpost Lowen suggested I provide a link for
The Daily Nice. (It's under my FUN links as "photo a day.")
If you'd like to read a short rundown on Mr. Evans just
click here.

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Sweet Sienna Turns Twenty

She's got a way about her
I don't know what it is
But I know that I can't live without her
She's got a way of pleasin'
I don't know why it is
But there doesn't have to be a reason
She's got a smile that heals me
I don't know why it is
But I have to laugh when she reveals me
She's got a way of talkin'
I don't know why it is
But it lifts me up when we are walkin'
-Billy Joel, She's Got A Way
(click HERE for YouTube link)

Let's pray that the human race
never escapes from Earth to
spread it's iniquity elsewhere.
-C. S. Lewis

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

illustration by sam brown

Let your hook always
be cast. In the stream
where you least expect it,
there will be a fish.

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

You must be the change
you wish to see in the world.
-Mahatma Gandhi

Monday, May 14, 2007

...snail mail rate hike

Remember, today is the day that postage
goes up two cents. The rate for a normal
letter is now 41 cents (17 cents for each
additional ounce). And postcards have
jumped from 24 to 26 cents. Click here to
see a really cool new triangular stamp you
can buy right now from your Post Office.

If you had to identify, in one word,
the reason why the human race has not
achieved, and never will achieve,
its full potential, that word would
be "meetings."

-Dave Barry

Sunday, May 13, 2007

She is far more precious
than jewels.
-Proverbs 31:10

Saturday, May 12, 2007

Boy those French, they
have a different word for
-Steve Martin

Friday, May 11, 2007

Proper words in proper
places make the true
definition of style.
-Jonathan Swift

Thursday, May 10, 2007

He who would travel happily
must travel light.
-Antoine de St. Exupery
Today Lowen is headed for Uganda to work with Dr. Krabbendam,
and Sienna is arriving in Norway to be with her dear friend Signe.
Both will be gone for several weeks. Bon Voyage!

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

If at first you don't succeed, try
try again. Then quit. There's no
sense in being a damn fool about it.
-W. C. Fields

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

photo by jill greenberg

If I rest,
if I think inward,
I go mad.
-Sylvia Plath

Monday, May 07, 2007

Hot or Cold?

"There are ominous signs that the Earth's weather patterns have begun to change dramatically and that these changes may portend a drastic decline in food production--with serious political implications for just about every nation on earth. The drop in food production could begin quite soon. ... The evidence in support of these predictions has now begun to accumulate so massively that meteorologists are hard-pressed to keep up with it." The story is from Newsweek. The year was 1975 and the threat was global cooling.

This excerpt is from a review written by Tim Challies on his site Discerning Reader. The book he's reviewing is called The Politically Incorrect Guide to Global Warming (and Environmentalism) by Christopher Horner. Go here if you'd like to read the entire review or just check out the site.

Sunday, May 06, 2007

For God is in heaven and
you are on earth. Therefore
let your words be few.
-Ecclesiastes 5:2

Saturday, May 05, 2007

drawing by von glitschka

To draw, you must close
your eyes and sing.
-Pablo Picasso

Friday, May 04, 2007

These little snap-on buttons for your
Crocs are called Jibbitz. Click here
if you want to see the website. What
an inventive little accessory. The woman
who came up with the idea started her
own company with her two young daughters.
She eventually sold it to Crocs for a cool
20 million bucks. Not a bad little venture.

We cannot comprehend
what comprehends us.
-Wendell Berry

Thursday, May 03, 2007

A conclusion is the place
where you got tired of
-Stephen Wright

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

photo by pax

Away is good,
but at home is best.
-Swedish Proverb
(Welcome home Kyrie and Sienna!)
Q --U --E-- E --R- <- F-- A-- C-- T-- S

8There are 18 different Animal Cracker shapes.
8Globally, more goat's milk is consumed than
cow's milk.
8We spend an average of two years on the
phone over the course of our lives.

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

I meant to do my work today,
But a brown bird sang in the apple tree,
And a butterfly flitted across the field,
And all the leaves were calling me.
And the wind went sighing over the land,
tossing the grasses to and fro,
And a rainbow held out its shining hand,
So what could I do but laugh and go?
-Richard LeGallienne