Posted: January 12, 2020 Filed under: books, people, time and space, writers
“I cannot remember the books I read any more than the meals I have eaten, even so, they have made me.”
Posted: June 15, 2019 Filed under: people, photography, places, time, time and space
I think this is pre-Dallas Morning News days, probably around 1969 in Denton, a carefree time when the world began to send me off to places unknown, unimaginable, rewarding and still mysterious.
Posted: June 7, 2019 Filed under: books, places, time and space
Old friends and Worm in a painting by Frank X. Tolbert2. My dog was caught in a flashlight beam on top of a flattop mountain near Talpa in West Texas.
Posted: May 11, 2018 Filed under: people, photography, sight seeing, time and space
Ethnic girls selling hill tribe crafts in front of the House of Opium at Sop Ruak, Thailand, on the Makong River.
Posted: September 23, 2017 Filed under: photography, time and space
“Don’t worry, I’ve got everything under control.”
Posted: July 24, 2017 Filed under: photography, time and space
The Naming of Cats (excerpt)
The Naming of Cats is a difficult matter,
It isn’t just one of your holiday games;
You may think at first I’m as mad as a hatter
When I tell you, a cat must have THREE DIFFERENT NAMES.
First of all, there’s the name that the family use daily,
Such as Peter, Augustus, Alonzo or James, Such as Victor or Jonathan, George or Bill Bailey –
All of them sensible everyday names.
There are fancier names if you think they sound sweeter,
Some for the gentlemen, some for the dames:
Such as Plato, Admetus, Electra, Demeter–
But all of them sensible everyday names.
But I tell you, a cat needs a name that’s particular…
– T. S. Eliot, Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats
Posted: October 29, 2016 Filed under: people, states of mind, time and space, writers
“For as the carpenter’s material is wood, and that of the statuary is copper, so the matter of the art of living is each man’s life…
“The question at stake,” said Epictetus, “is no common one; it is this:—Are we in our senses, or are we not?”
– Excerpt From: Epictetus. “A Selection from the Discourses of Epictetus with the Encheiridion.”