QOTD: Our sun is one …

Our sun is one of 100 billion stars in our galaxy. Our galaxy is one of the billions of galaxies populating the universe. It would be the height of presumption to think that we are the only living things within that enormous immensity. — Wernher von Braun Well, if you put it that way… I…

QOTD: the equality of two numbers

If one proves the equality of two numbers a and b by showing first that “a is less than or equal to b” and then “a is greater than or equal to b”, it is unfair, one should instead show that they are really equal by disclosing the inner ground for their equality. – Emmy…

Photo of the Day – Joan of Arc

Today’s photo comes from inside Northeast Portland. This park, which is in a roundabout in NE Portland, on Glisan and 39th avenue. Recently some vandals gave Joan a crown and her horse a unicorn horn. That act of mythological defiance took 3 days to repair. I wish people would leave things alone! Still, I dedicate…

Quote of the Day – Ursula Le Guin on Setting A New Course

I found this quote while looking for something to do with hiking, since that’s what I’m off to do today. Going to hike near Mt. St. Helens, Washington. It’s supposed to be near 100* this afternoon. That’s got me running for the hills. I know when I’ve found a good quote, because it slaps me…

Quote of the Day – Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis on Happiness

When looking for quotes, this one resonated with me. It just so happens to be Jackie O’s birthday, too. Fabulous. You have to be doing something you enjoy. That is a definition of happiness: Complete use of one’s faculties along lines leading to excellence in a life affording them scope. It applies to women as…

Photo of the Day – Shadows, Mountains and Light

I’m really excited by this photo, a cool view that I get to experience everyday. Mt Hood in the Distance, Ikea in the distance (hehe) a great field of green, and a cool road winding through it. When the sun is shining, the whole thing comes together. Have you missed one of the photos of…

Photo of the Day – Portland at Night

A walk across the Hawthorne Bridge at night provided this great photo, and with a little photo-editing, I made it a little more artistic. I hope you enjoy it! 🙂