Wednesday, December 26, 2012

White Paper Quotes #1

I have come to that point.

Born on Christmas Day

Rodman Edward Serling
December 25, 1924 - June 28, 1975
Serling believed it was the writer's job to "menace the public consciousness" and considered television and radio as a means for social criticism.

Monday, December 24, 2012

The Snow Queen

Boris Diodorous

Dropping In

Lazy Santa!

Santa, ca. 1862, by William Holbrook Beard

Outside the window

Drip Drip

Father Christmas

May your hearts be filled with the light of Christmas giving.

Dreaming of...

A White Christmas!

Solstice Chant

Winter Solstice Chant
 by Annie Finch
Vines, leaves, roots of darkness, growing,
now you are uncurled and cover our eyes
with the edge of winter sky
leaning over us in icy stars.
Vines, leaves, roots of darkness, growing,
come with your seasons, your fullness, your end.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Wednesday, December 12, 2012


I was walking along the road with two friends
the sun was setting
suddenly the sky turned blood red 
I paused, feeling exhausted, and leaned on the fence
there was blood and tongues of fire above the blue-black fjord and the city 
my friends walked on, and I stood there trembling with anxiety
and I sensed an infinite scream passing through nature.
~ Edvard Munch 
Poem hand-painted onto the frame of the 1895 pastel verson of this painting.

Madame Bovary

"Before she married, she thought she was in love; but the happiness that should have resulted from that love, somehow had not come.  It seemed to her that she must have made a mistake, have misunderstood in some way or another.  And Emma tried hard to discover what, precisely, it was in life that was denoted by the words 'joy, passion, intoxication', which had always looked so fine to her in books."   ~ Gustave Flaubert,  Madame Bovary

We've Only Just Begun

One year ago today...

Tuesday, December 11, 2012


'Fenceline'  1967
Watercolor by Andrew Wyeth
"I prefer winter and fall, when you feel the bone structure in the landscape - the loneliness of it- the dead feeling of winter.  Something waits beneath it - the whole story doesn't show."  ~ Andre Wyeth

Road to Anywhere

"If you can find a road with no obstacles it probably doesn't lead anywhere." 

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Monday, November 19, 2012


November 19, 1863
Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth, upon this continent, a new nation, conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that "all men are created equal".
Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived, and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met on a great battle field of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of it, as a final resting place for those who died here, that the nation might live. This we may, in all propriety do. But, in a larger sense, we can not dedicate -- we can not consecrate -- we can not hallow, this ground-- The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have hallowed it, far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here; while it can never forget what they did here.
It is rather for us, the living, to stand here, we here be dedica-ted to the great task remaining before us -- that, from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they here, gave the last full measure of devotion -- that we here highly resolve these dead shall not have died in vain; that the nation, shall have a new birth of freedom, and that government of the people by the people for the people, shall not perish from the earth.  ~  Exact transcription of the speech.

Monday, November 12, 2012