Deep throat disallowed in bathrooms

“Work like you don’t need the money. Love like you’ve never been hurt. Dance like nobody’s watching.” — Satchel Paige Dance clubs are hotbeds of social innovation and churn. We go there to celebrate our bodies and the naked night itself, and to meet others of the opposite sex. But it’s time to face facts: […]

The art of airbrushing: 3 artists

“Don’t think about making art, just get it done. Let everyone else decide if it’s good or bad, whether they love it or hate it. While they are deciding, make even more art.” — Andy Warhol “I am seeking, I am striving, I am in it with all my heart.” — Vincent Van Gogh First […]

The end of Apple’s reign

“You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something – your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference […]

Mondrian’s Broadway Boogie Woogie

“The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.” — Pablo Picasso Broadway Boogie Woogie … by Mondrian New York City’s Museum of Modern Art holds the painting “Broadway Boogie Woogie” by Mondrian. Mondrian moved to New York in 1940, and in 1943 completed this abstract masterwork. It is the […]

“Into A White British Ghetto”

“The real tragedy of the poor is the poverty of their aspirations.” — Adam Smith The gun lay on the table. It was six o’clock in Great Britain and the shadows were long upon the land. The kid crept up on the gun slowly like it was a snake that was about to bite. He […]

TV: Trump interview

“My Democratic friends just can’t accept the fact that the American people chose Donald Trump to be president – it’s called democracy. My advice to them, and I say this gently: Fill out a ‘Hurt Feelings Report’ and let’s move on.” — John Kennedy This classic TV clip shows why Donald J. Trump was elected […]

New elites for old

“God has a special providence for fools, drunkards, and the United States of America.” — Otto von Bismarck Independence Day represents the victory of a new elite over an old one. When the American elite wanted to displace its British cousins, they stirred up a bunch of bullshit about “atrocities” and “horrible rights-of-man violations” and […]

The Lord Protector

“Those who play with the devil’s toys will be brought by degrees to wield his sword.” — R. Buckminster Fuller Lord Cromwell would have appreciated the Mersey (River) of present day. Its bubbling brownness would reflect his moods, his religiosity, his general sourness on life. It’s typical of England vs. France that England chose a […]

The quality that produces gemstones in abundance

“Permanence, perseverance and persistence in spite of all obstacles, discouragements, and impossibilities: It is this, that in all things distinguishes the strong soul from the weak.” — Thomas Carlyle Persistence. Think about it. Think about being under the earth, coming under the vast pressure of rock on rock … and making a diamond. It isn’t […]

Sports

“I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.” — Michael Jordan Soccer is an interesting sport when compared to […]