Books.

July 8, 2013 § Leave a comment

“When I was your age, television was called books.”  – William Goldwin

 

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Kawich Peak

Kawich Peak

http://www.summitpost.org/kawich-peak-nv/716952

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“Every book has a soul, the soul of the person who wrote it and the soul of those who read it and dream about it.” – Carlos Ruiz Zafon’

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Kawich Peak

Kawich Peak

http://www.summitpost.org/a-worthy-finale/737058

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“Books are better than television, the internet, or the computer foreducating and maintaining freedom.  Books matter because they state ideas and then attempt to thoroughly prove them. They have an advantage precisely because they slow down the process, allowing the reader to internalize, respond, react and transform. The ideas in books matter because time is taken to establish truth, and because the reader must take the time to consider each idea and either accept it or, if he rejects it, to think through sound reasons for doing so. A nation of people who write and read is a nation with the attention span to earn an education and free society if they choose.”  – Oliver Demille

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Transcend.

August 30, 2012 § Leave a comment

“You are never given a wish without also being given the power to make it come true.”  – Richard Bach, “Bridge Across Forever”.

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Kern River

http://calendar.ucsd.edu/DisplayEventDetail.asp?iEventID=25721&iSubCatID=&iRoomID=

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“All journeys eventually end in the same place, home.”  – Chris Geiger

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upper Whitney trail

http://sequoia.visionbib.com/Kern.html

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“Once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return.”  – Leonardo da Vinci

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Kern-River

http://www.grahamowengallery.com/photography/Sierra_Kern_River.html

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“I don’t like ass kissers, flag wavers or team players. I like people who buck the system. Individualists. I often warn people: “Somewhere along the way, someone is going to tell you, ‘There is no “I” in team.’ What you should tell them is, ‘Maybe not. But there is an “I” in independence, individuality and integrity.'” Avoid teams at all cost. Keep your circle small. Never join a group that has a name. If they say, “We’re the So-and-Sos,” take a walk. And if, somehow, you must join, if it’s unavoidable, such as a union or a trade association, go ahead and join. But don’t participate; it will be your death. And if they tell you you’re not a team player, congratulate them on being observant.”  – George Carlin :^)

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The Peppermint Rainbow’s “Will You Be Staying After Sunday?” is song from 1969.

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“He lost himself somewhere on the harmless side of lunacy, slightly south of innocuous but definetly north of demented.”  – Tony Vigorito

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Lower Kern River

http://sequoia.visionbib.com/Kern.html

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“The people who invented the twenty-first century were pot-smoking, sandal-wearing hippies from the West Coast like Steve, because they saw differently,” he said. “The hierarchical systems of the East Coast, England, Germany, and Japan do not encourage this different thinking. The sixties produced an anarchic mind-set that is great for imagining a world not yet in existence.”  – Walter Isaacson, “Steve Jobs”.

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upper Kern canyon

http://sequoia.visionbib.com/Kern.html

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“And like no other sculpture in the history of art, the dead engine and dead airframe come to life at the touch of a human hand, and join their life with the pilot’s own.”  – Richard Bach

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Holiday Cheer

November 24, 2011 § Leave a comment

Holiday Cheer: This one really, really made me smile while and after I watched it:

http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=oXvJ8UquYoo&vq=large

Friday September 2

September 2, 2011 § Leave a comment

“Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.” – Albert Camus

“Try to remember the kind of September
When life was slow and oh so mellow
Try to remember the kind of September
When grass was green and grain so yellow
Try to remember the kind of September
When you were a young and a callow fellow
Try to remember and if you remember
Then follow–follow, oh-oh.”
–  Try to Remember, Lyrics by Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt

Departing summer hath assumed
An aspect tenderly illumed,
The gentlest look of spring;
That calls from yonder leafy shade
Unfaded, yet prepared to fade,
A timely carolling.
–  William Wordsworth, September

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