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Weekend Diversion: Axe Cop

“I’ll chop your head off!” -Axe Cop What games did you play with your imagination as a little kid? Did you make up stories involving muppets? Horses? Cartoon characters? Cowboys and… native americans? Or, as the Hoosiers would sing, Cops And Robbers? Well, if ever any of that amused you, have I got a discovery for…

“My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four. Unless there are three other people.” -Orson Welles I just completed my 35th trip around the Sun yesterday, which was a great time! But, it got me thinking, has my time in this world resulted in a build-up of toxic substances in my body?…

“If you think you’re too small to have an impact, try going to bed with a mosquito.” -Anita Roddick There’s a lot to enjoy when it’s warm and tropical, which it is many places this time of year. The flowers are out, the Sun often shines, and there’s no shortage of spectacular music. Have a…

“Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent.” -Victor Hugo Well, they say that man cannot subsist on bread alone, nor should he want to, and I suppose I’m no different. You all know I’m a big fan of music, particularly live, and with outstanding musicianship. You…

Weekend Diversion: This too shall pass

“It is said an Eastern monarch once charged his wise men to invent him a sentence, to be ever in view, and which should be true and appropriate in all times and situations. They presented him the words: ‘And this, too, shall pass away.’ How much it expresses! How chastening in the hour of pride!…

“If I see a spider in my house, I put it in a cup, and then I take it outside. I save it. What is wrong with me?” -Jacqueline Emerson There’s something not only incredibly useful but also beautiful about the intricate structure of a spider web. It’s such a universally admired phenomenon that it’s…

“If the stars should appear one night in a thousand years, how would men believe and adore, and preserve for many generations the remembrance of the city of God which had been shown!” -Ralph Waldo Emerson If you’re a regular here, you’re no doubt more connected and interested in what lies beyond this world than…

“Illusion is the first of all pleasures.” -Oscar Wilde It’s tough to tell fact from fiction, and sometimes just as hard to tell reality from illusion. As long as you’re enjoying yourself this weekend, I’d have to agree with Buckwheat Zydeco, and say Let The Good Times Roll. But despite what these images you’re looking…

“A man’s face is his autobiography. A woman’s face is her work of fiction.” -Oscar Wilde It’s an intense world out there, and life can leave you weary in many ways. And sometimes, making your way through each day makes it feel like the whole world is watching, and there’s no hiding. Have a listen,…

“…because today, with cameras as pervasive as they are, there is no such thing really as professional photographers.” -Marissa Meyer Before you get irate, I don’t actually agree at all with that quote above; I have no talent for photography at all and a tremendous respect for those who do, and who cultivate it to produce something…