Pretty normal really

•March 23, 2011 • Leave a Comment

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Daily view coming home from work

•March 15, 2011 • Leave a Comment

Newest and favorite book

•February 6, 2011 • 2 Comments

Here is my newest book and to be honest it’s one of my favorite.

It reads “To one side I turn with the fear of being left alone.”

The quote comes from Dante Alighieri’s Divine Comedy – here’s the premise…

So this poet (Dante) wakes up in the woods and is unable to find his way – enter Virgil who will guide Dante through Hell, Purgatory and Paradise.  They begin their journey, first through Hell –  after sliding down Satan’s back, through the bottom of hell and in to Purgatory they begin their journey to the top of Purgatory, the Garden of Eden, which is the gateway to heaven.   That’s actually as far as I am in the book but you get the idea.

The quote comes from Purgatory when Dante looks down and sees only one shadow, he looks behind him thinking that Virgil might have left him.  Of course Virgil didn’t leave him it’s just that Dante is technically still alive so he has a shadow and no one else does.

The artwork is by Gustave Dore, a French artist from the 19th century who illustrated lots of classic works like the Divine Comedy, Paradise Lost, and some of Tennyson’s work.  This particular picture isn’t actually depicting the quote but it fit well enough.

Dream job

•January 24, 2011 • Leave a Comment

To ride this baby around all day.

Lost in Translation

•January 6, 2011 • 1 Comment

During a recent trip to Mexico my family and I enjoyed a great meal outside of Coba.  It was a tiny place, outside sitting only, no real walls, I’m pretty sure it was just outside this lady’s house but the food was really good.

After my first taco, while moving on to the second I looked at my plate and saw what it said, “unimpressive.”   Something must be lost in the translations here because I doubt the little Hispanic lady knows her plates are fighting against her.

An Average Week in the Big City

•December 17, 2010 • 2 Comments

Get your 5th avenue woman an oversize camo jacket this holiday season, $65 at your local army navy store.

Somebody really should have warned the owner that this was a bad name choice.

Mother Mary,

Full of grace

How freaken awesome would that be?

It was freezing outside and this dead bird made me sad.

“And the answer comes…

•December 3, 2010 • 4 Comments

already am, always was, and I still have time to be”