Quote of the Day – Gore Vidal on Gossip and History

I was sad to learn of the death of Gore Vidal last night. He was a great deep thinker, always challenged authority, and was an all-around smarty pants. Everybody likes a bit of gossip to some point, as long as it’s gossip with some point to it. That’s why I like history. History is nothing…

Quote of the Day – Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor on Wisdom

Today is the 60th year that Queen Elizabeth II has reigned over Great Britain, the 16 commonwealth realms and the 56 commonwealth nations. She is the second-longest reigning monarch to Queen Victoria, whose reign is only approximately three years longer. All Hail Elizabeth! Long Live The Queen! Let us not take ourselves too seriously. None…

Quote of the Day – Duke Ellington on Freedom of Expression

Today is Duke Ellington’s birthday. He’s got a couple of really great quotes and some great song lyrics, but this one really struck me as something which captured who he was and what he meant to the world of music. Enjoy. 🙂 Jazz is a good barometer of freedom. In its beginnings, the United States…

Quote of the Day – Henri-FrĂ©dĂ©ric Amie on Departures

Wow. On this day, one hundred years ago, the RMS Titanic set out from port, heading west on her maiden voyage. So many things could have changed the course of history from that moment, instead, just 5 days from now will mark the 100th anniversary of an incredible tragedy. I thought it was better to…

While we’re writing…

Its not supposed to be forced, right? Well, I let it happen and something lead me to an OLD, OLD web page, I thought it was long gone. It was not, it’s still floating around the interwebs, mocking me. As I was poking around I found some old pictures of me, some will enjoy this,…