Monday, March 31, 2008


[Image posted by dannyman]

And there is a distrust in Washington.
I am surprised, frankly, at the amount of distrust that exists in this town.
And I'm sorry it's the case, and I'll work hard to try to elevate it.

--George W. Bush, speaking on NPR, January 29, 2007

Saturday, March 29, 2008


[Photo: Opening into Emptiness by SriHarsha PVSS]

If your mind is empty, it is always ready for anything;
it is open to everything.

In the beginner's mind there are many possibilities;

in the expert's mind there are few.
-Shunryu Suzuki

Tuesday, March 25, 2008


[Photo: Council of Ents by stitch]

The world is facing a lot of new problems, most of which are man made.
The root cause of these man made problems is the inability of human beings
to control their agitated minds.
--Dalai Lama

Monday, March 24, 2008


[Photo: Impatience by Lev]

Impatience is a sign of hurrying;
hurrying is a sign of worrying;
worrying is a sign of fear;
and fear is a sign that someone has temporarily forgotten to change their thoughts, and therefore their "things."

[Photo: Light of Wisdom - VI by carf]

Those who are not spiritually wise simply cannot appreciate,
or even recognize, those who are.


Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Must Watch

Barack Obama's speech on race, "A More Perfect Union." Finally, as Jon Stewart put it and unbelievable as it may seem, a politician speaking to the people as if they are adults! It's good to hear some truth and sense coming from a politician. If this is a genuine, heartfelt speech on his part, I can only imagine what progress can be made in our country under his leadership. Go Barack!

Tuesday, March 18, 2008


[Photo: A Monk's Compassion by Marc Shandro]

The key to a happier world is the growth of compassion.
We do not need to become religious, nor do we need to believe in an ideology.
All that is necessary is for each of us to develop our good human qualities.
-- The Dalai Lama

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

The Solution

[Photo by gwENvision]

[President Bush] says that if we need to, we can lower the temperature dramatically just by switching from Fahrenheit to Celsius.

-- Jimmy Kimmel

Saturday, March 08, 2008


[Photo: Moonvertising by lokiv7]

When will advertising finally have gone too far? At what point will someone finally notice that I don't click on banner ads, or text ads, or the 30-second ads before online videos? I don't pick up the phone when they advertise things on TV or on the radio. I don't open the daily books of coupons I get in the mail. They get thrown away. Every 3 days I get something from Comcast asking me to dump my phone line and dsl, and switch to their competing product. Do they think the 67th new font presenting the same bad deal is going to sway me?

WHY(!) do these companies think I'm going to do these things? Are all of you out there clicking banners and buying goofy trinkets from the TV just because there's a model reading "This is awesome!" off of a card? Is anyone?

Granted, the moon thing isn't even technically possible with what the moon's made of, along with the incredible amount of energy you'd need. But honestly, if it were possible, would you put it past some marketing exec somewhere to broadcast a neverending Swoosh(tm) up onto the moon?

... are you their target audience? Have you been wishing you could see more logos everywhere you look, and currently find it annoying that you aren't sure what kind of shoe to buy while you're out with a loved one at midnight staring up at the moon?

Is this the technology you've been waiting for? :)