Monday, October 31, 2011

if you look for beauty it will find you

Little round planet
In a big universe
Sometimes it looks blessed
Sometimes it looks cursed
Depends on what you look at, obviously
But even more it depends on the way that you see

~ bruce

Wednesday, October 19, 2011


This is your country, don't let the big men take it away from you. Original Photograph by Dorthea Lange, 1936.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Wyeth descent

Situated atop a hill above the home in which Jamie was raised, [his grandfather N.C. Wyeth's] studio was filled with weapons, costumes and colorful paintings of pirates...

"It was just magic," Jamie says. "And then I would go back to my family's house and there would be my father painting some dead bird in the yard."

Thursday, October 6, 2011



The essence of livingry is human-life advantaging and environment-controlling. With the highest aeronautical and engineering facilities of the world redirected from weaponry to livingry production, all humanity would have the option of becoming enduringly successful. ~RBF

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Common sense

In order to gain a clear and just idea of the design and end of government, let us suppose a small number of persons settled in some sequestered part of the earth, unconnected with the rest; they will then represent the first peopling of any country, or of the world. In this state of natural liberty, society will be their first thought. A thousand motives will excite them thereto; the strength of one man is so unequal to his wants, and his mind so unfitted for perpetual solitude, that he is soon obliged to seek assistance and relief of another, who in his turn requires the same. Four or five united would be able to raise a tolerable dwelling in the midst of a wilderness, but one man might labour out the common period of life without accomplishing any thing; when he had felled his timber he could not remove it, nor erect it after it was removed; hunger in the mean time would urge him to quit his work, and every different want would call him a different way. Disease, nay even misfortune, would be death; for, though neither might be mortal, yet either would disable him from living, and reduce him to a state in which he might rather be said to perish than to die.

Thus necessity, like a gravitating power, would soon form our newly arrived emigrants into society, the reciprocal blessings of which would supersede, and render the obligations of law and government unnecessary while they remained perfectly just to each other; but as nothing but Heaven is impregnable to vice, it will unavoidably happen that in proportion as they surmount the first difficulties of emigration, which bound them together in a common cause, they will begin to relax in their duty and attachment to each other: and this remissness will point out the necessity of establishing some form of government to supply the defect of moral virtue.

from “Common Sense” by Thomas Paine

Saturday, October 1, 2011


Freedom is doing the right thing when no one is watching.