To sin by silence when they should protest makes cowards of men. (and women) ~Abraham Lincoln
The principal business of life is to enjoy it. ~Samuel Butler
Laughter is the shortest distance between two people. ~ Victor Borge
When I was a student at Arizona State University, I studied with Neil Miller. He had studied with and worked for Ansel Adams.
I worked at University City High School in San Diego for about 10 years. I ran the Media Lab and, among other things, I taught my students black and white photography. My first student went on to become one of New York City's finest baby and children photographers. Her name is Donna Padowitz. She took the black and white picture of Kim and I in the post about Kim.
A few years ago I took a workshop with Jay Maisel and I met a wonderful photographer named Joe Schuyler. Joe told me about PODart online gallery, so when I got home I sent them some images (always call your photographs "images" -- they are not "pictures," "pics," or "photos"), they liked them and you can see mine and Joe's in the Landscape & Still Life Photography gallery.
Java -- Allison and Carl's kitty cat
Disco (Allison's photo)
New York flower market
You cannot solve a problem with the same mind that created it. ~Albert Einstein
And on the Eighth day God said the world was funny, and created laughter.
The Two Wolves
One evening an old Cherokee told his grandson about a battle that goes on inside people. He said, "My son, the battle is between two wolves inside us all...
One is Evil. It is anger, fear, envy, jealousy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego.
The other is Good. It is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion and faith."
The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather, "Which wolf wins?"
The old Cherokee simply replied, "The one you feed."
There is no chance, no destiny, no fate that can circumvent or hinder or control the firm resolve of a determined soul. ~ Ella Wheeler Wilcox
A morning glory at my window satisfies me more than the metaphysics of books. ~ Walt Whitman
Beware of all enterprises that require new clothes. ~Thoreau
Lights in the trees
It ain't what you don't know that gets you into trouble. It's what you know for sure that just ain't so. ~Mark Twain
Never mistake activity for progress.
Kim holds Miss Liberty
Right is right, even if everyone is against it; and wrong is wrong, even if everyone is for it. ~ William Penn
Never get in a battle of wits without ammunition.
It is astonishing how short a time it takes for very wonderful things to happen. ~ Frances Hodgson Burnett
Bruce and Celia getting married
Reason obeys itself; ignorance submits to what is dictated to it. ~Thomas Paine
The truth is lived, not taught. ~ Hermann Hesse
Deep peace of the quiet earth to you, Deep peace of the shining stars to you, Deep peace of the shades of night to you, Moon and stars always giving light to you. ~ a traditional Gaelic blessing
Always do right. This will gratify some people and astonish the rest. ~ Mark Twain
As long as one keeps searching, the answers come. ~ Joan Baez
Iris, San Diego garden
Good taste is the enemy of creativity. ~Picasso
Belinda in Ireland
No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted. ~ Aesop
An idea that is not dangerous is unworthy to be called an idea at all. ~Elbert Hubbard