Monday, April 30, 2007

end of april

April is the cruellest month, breeding
Lilacs out of the dead land, mixing
Memory and desire, stirring
Dull roots with spring rain.

The Waste Land, by T.S. Elliot

Sunday, April 29, 2007

Sir Duke!

It's the 108th birthday of Duke Ellington.


Monday, April 23, 2007

pass the chocolate

Chocolate 'better than kissing'...
"There is no doubt that chocolate beats kissing hands down when it comes to providing a long-lasting body and brain buzz...
More from bbc news

Saturday, April 21, 2007


Needs some work.
Haven't got the panning and zooming feature figured out yet, plus can't add the music I really wanted.

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

black day for Blacksburg

for all the sons and daughters
lost on a cold Spring day
And to hero Liviu Librescu
amongst the innocent 32

Tuesday, April 17, 2007


Sunday, April 15, 2007


God Moves On The Water

by Blind Willie Johnson

Ah, Lord, ah, Lord

Year of nineteen hundred and twelve, April the fourteenth day
Great Titanic struck an iceberg, people had to run and pray
God moves, moves, God moves, ah, and the people had to run and pray
The guards who had been a-watching, asleep 'cause they were tired
When they heard the great excitement, then a gunshot was fired
God moves, moves, God moves, ah, and the people had to run and pray

Captain Smith gave orders, women and children first
Many of the lifeboats piled right up, many were liable to crush
God moves on, God moves, God moves, ah, and the people had to run and pray
So many had to leave their happy home, all that they possess
Lord Jesus, will you hear us now, help us in our distress
God moves, God moves, God moves, ah, people had to run and pray
Women had to leave their loving ones, see 'bout their safety
When they heard the liner was doomed, hearts did almost break
God moves, God moves, God moves, ah, and the people had to run and pray

A.G. Smith, mighty man, built a boat that he couldn't understand
Named it a name of God in a tin, without a "c", Lord, he pulled it in
God moves, ah, God moves, God moves, ah, and the people had to run and pray
Ahh, ah, Lord...

Thursday, April 12, 2007

so it goes

Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.

Saturday, April 7, 2007

Norah and Katie

and one for the kids....

are you lonesome tonight?

A recent study found more men than women sleep with teddy bears when they're alone:

Sleeping Alone

And a related quote,
from the great writer Ivan Turgenev:

"I would give up all my genius, and all my books, if there were only some woman, somewhere, who cared whether or not I came home late for dinner."

quote from....How To Win Friends and Influence People, by Dale Carnegie

Sunday, April 1, 2007

the Sun came out today!

It's Opening Day!

As a long suffering Cincinnati fan, I'm guessing Griffey will be injured 6 games into the season, as he lines one off the centerfield wall and pulls a hamstring as he slides into second base.

Ah, well. I can always point towards Lou in Chicago.

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