Wednesday, February 22, 2006

quote of the day...

"If we knew what it was we were doing, it would not be called research, would it?" - Albert Einstein

Thursday, February 16, 2006

elemental states of being...

water: this represents our attitude -- a constant flow of spirit that shapes and persists; seeming the same, yet always changing.

air: our thoughts -- existence without substance. shifting and boundless flights of fancy. the realm of imagination where ideas fly and fall; communicated through the vibration of voices.

fire: our feelings -- emotional intensity, passion and metabolism. the breaking down and release of energy as heat in the transformation of the end product, which is of course the element...

earth: our actions -- the physical results of all the above. easily measurable concrete manifestations.

I'm not studying alchemy, astrology or anything like that. I just pulled this all from my head, so it's about as original as I can get. interesting, eh?

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

quote from my dad...

"If you're not detested, you're not taking care of yourself."

Tuesday, February 07, 2006

speak up! and let's hang together...

"In Germany, they first came for the communists, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a communist. Then they came for the Jews, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Jew. Then they came for the trade unionists, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a trade unionist. Then they came for the Catholics and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Catholic. Then they came for me–and by that time there was nobody left to speak up."
—Martin Niemöller (1945) [he served seven years in a concentration camp]