January 1, 2017
“Were we to meet this figure socially, as it were, this accusatory character, this internal critic, we would think there was something wrong with him. He would just be boring and cruel. We might think that something terrible had happened to him. That he was living in the aftermath, in the fallout of some catastrophe. And we would be right.”
~Adam Phillips on the internal self-critic, from “Against Self-Criticism” in Unforbidden Pleasures
October 23, 2016
Plitvice National Park, Croatia
August 13, 2016
What you can do in a one-night paint class when a good instructor demonstrates how to do it step by step. Cheating? Maybe. I’m okay with it. In the spirit of historically prosaic titles for great works of fine art, I call it “Red Fox and Birches”.
August 8, 2016
“So in this idea, then, everybody is fundamentally the ultimate reality,
the deep down basic whatever there is—and you are all that.
Only you’re pretending you’re not.”
July 30, 2016
While I love nature shows, there are unfortunately a lot of poorly made ones (sometimes melodramatically narrated, or artificially sensational, or just downright boring).
This is not one of them. This series highlights just how wild certain spaces in these parks still are. Highly recommend for nature lovers.
May 15, 2016
“Most people die with their music still locked up inside them.”
April 21, 2016
“And if the elevator tries to bring you down, go crazy. Punch a higher floor.”
April 15, 2016
(Sent this to the Kid for his birthday, and liked it so much I’ve decided to post it here….)
“The Kid himself culminates in the present moment, and will never be more Kidlike in the lapse of all the ages.” ~Thoreau
“What lies behind the Kid and what lies before the Kid are small matters compared to what lies within the Kid.” ~Emerson
“When he hath tried me, I shall come forth as the Kid.” ~Job
“The Kid is not an independently existing, unanalyzable entity. The Kid is, in essence, a set of relationships that reach outward to other things.” ~Henry Stapp
“The Kid doesn’t have to be what you want him to be. He’s free to be what he wants.” ~Muhammad Ali
“The Kid goes to 11.” ~Nigel Tufnel