seeking knowledge and laughter, putting a bullseye on inaccuracy


Arranging the right words in the right order can be quite powerful

Ed Abbey

I love this man's writing.

I think everyone should give Desert Solitaire a shot. It may not appeal to everyone, but I find it quite powerful.

This one comes from one of my prized books: a collection of Ed Abbey quotes entitled A Voice Crying in the Wilderness (Vox Clamantis in Deserto): Notes from a Secret Journal. Love the Latin. I have two copies and can never find one when I need it. Always leave them in random places.

Might does not make right but it sure makes what is

Something to keep in mind as we struggle for a better tomorrow. Not that it should guide our actions, but something we need to remain aware of.

On the lighter side, I'm about to pick up a very rare hard cover copy of The Monkey Wrench Gang which was illustrated by R. Crumb. I love the bookstore!

Churchill Quote

This comes to us from a fellow who found my site after having the same surgery on his ankle as I had on mine.

Success is moving from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm.

Winston Churchill


Paul said

The future belongs to those who are passionate and work

I call dibs.

V Quote

Another quote from the V for Vendetta graphic novel:

You could have stopped them

All you had to say was "no."

You have no spine. You have no pride.

Zen Quote

How could the drops of water know themselves to be a river? Yet the river flows on.

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Ed Abbey

Edward Abbey is one of the reasons I'm proud to have been born in this country.

May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view. May your mountains rise into and above the clouds.


For as long as I've read, I've loved collecting quotes. It's high time I started putting some up here.

From the V for Vendetta graphic novel by Alan Moore & David Lloyd

V: Hush, child, hush. It's over now. You're safe. The past can't hurt you anymore. Not unless you let it.

They made you into a victim, Evey. They made you into a statistic. But that's not the real you. That's not who you are inside.

Blue Skies

Woke up this morning to Blue Skies. Blue blue blue blue. And white puffy clouds. Very cool. Then went running with Walchka - I hate that kid. Introduced me to the wonderful world of interval training. Run 800 meters, walk 400, repeat until unconscious.

Seriously though - the temperature is nice. A little sweaty - and it is most definitely NOT a dry heat - too much ocean for that.

We didn't make it to the Volcano last night due to adverse viewing conditions. Something about not wanted to have to breathe the sulfuric acid that occurs when rain strikes the lava flow. Sometime this week we will get there though.

Made some other observations along the way yesterday.

The Big Island has yellow street lamps. It is an odd sight - being used to white street lights. The reason is because there is a major astronomy station up the local mountain and white lights would upset their ability to find E.T. (and stop him from making all those collect calls).

Yesterday we went to a cool little area where a river comes down some falls and then washes out to the ocean. There was a rope swing on which we took turns flailing out into the middle of the river. Got some good photos I hope - won't know for awhile =). Gotta go digital for my instant gratification.

I am now reading Stephen King's Everything's Eventual. Found a cool quote that I really like:

It occurred to Fletcher that in the end, there might only be one way to tell the thugs from the patriots: when they saw their own death rising in your eyes like water, patriots made speeches. The thugs, on the other hand, gave you the number of their Swiss bank account and offered to put you on-line.

I'm not sure how much I will be able to write in the next couple of days - we are moving from the Lesnett's house in Hilo to a lagoon house in the small community of Kapoho, further south.

I also don't know if I will be renting a bike after all. I would like to - but there isn't really anyone to bike with and the weather looks pretty lame for biking. This might be our only clear day this week. Don't know that I want to drop a lot of bank to bike alone in the rain - especially on streets which have very few marked bike lanes.

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