Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Pumpkin Brains

“I try to keep an open mind, but not so open that my brains fall out.”
Harold T. Stone

But if they did it might look something like this. Happy Halloween everyone!

Monday, October 29, 2012


“Go thither; and, with unattainted eye,
Compare her face with some that I shall show,
And I will make thee think thy swan a crow.”
William Shakespeare 1564-1616 Romeo and Juliet

And I will make thy gourd a swan.

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Pile O’ Pumpkins

"Men are like pumpkins. It seems like all the good ones are either taken or they've had everything scraped out of their heads with a spoon."

These pre-scraped-outs are from the 2012 collection.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Hang Twenty

“How seldom we weigh our neighbor in the same balance with ourselves”
Thomas à Kempis 1380-1471

It does happen occasionally.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Carmel Sunset

“How bravely Autumn paints upon the sky
The gorgeous fame of Summer which is fled!”
Thomas Hood 1799-1845

A good time for a stroll on the beach 

Sunday, October 21, 2012

As the World Ferns

"No tears dim the sweet look that Nature wears."
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow 

The leaves are dropping like... leaves.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Time Out

“Time is not a line, but a series of now points.”
Taisen Deshimaru 1914-1982

This is the Berkeley Pier at dusk, stretching out towards Alcatraz Island. The Golden Gate Bridge is in the back, underneath that little squiggly exclamation point cloud.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Deadly Combo

“Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee.”
Muhammad Ali

These sea nettles can do both. Their long tentacles sting and paralyze prey.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Autumn Heart

“Autumn is a second spring where every leaf is a flower”
Albert Camus 1913-1960

Don’t ya love fall.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

No Obligation

“Life's under no obligation to give us what we expect.”
Margaret Mitchell 1900-1949

Life is a mystery, no?


Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Relative Values

“Flowers... are a proud assertion that a ray of beauty outvalues
all the utilities of the world.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson 1803-1882

Sunday, October 7, 2012

In My Humble Opinion

“Where id was, there shall ego be.”
Sigmund Freud 1856-1939

We’re number one.   Aren’t we?

Friday, October 5, 2012

Heaven Knows

“Not in Utopia, -- subterranean fields, --
Or some secreted island, Heaven knows where!
But in the very world, which is the world
Of all of us, -- the place where in the end
We find our happiness, or not at all!”
William Wordsworth 1770-1850

The distant island below the dark clouds is the Hawaiian island of Kaho’olawe also known as the Target Isle. It was used by the U.S. military as a place to practice bombing and warfare from World War II to 1990.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Character and Reputation

"Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow.
The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing."
Abraham Lincoln

Monday, October 1, 2012

How to Sell Bread

"If you have two loaves of bread, sell one and buy a lily."
Chinese proverb

A friendly banana bread vender in Upcountry Maui.