Sunday, November 28, 2010

November 29, 2010

Quote of the Day
All men who have achieved great things have been great dreamers.
Orison Swett Marden

Image ... The rotunda, Quincy Market.

November 28, 2010

Quote of the Day
It is the set of the sails, not the direction of the wind that determines which way we will go.
Jim Rohn

Image ... Carousel. Rose Kennedy Greenway, Boston.

Friday, November 26, 2010

November 27, 2010

Image ... Bridge, Lower Mills.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

November 25, 2010

Quote of the Day
Re-examine all that you have been told... dismiss that which insults your soul.
Walt Whitman

Image ... Antique store, Lower Mills.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

November 23, 2010

The Carter School invited me to their annual Thanksgiving Feast last Friday. I went and spent the whole lunch chatting with Marianne, the principal and Elynor, the owner of Wally's Jazz Cafe. Two extraordinary women. Then I photographed the King Circle.

Quote of the Day
Courage is grace under pressure.
Ernest Hemingway

Image ... Carter School, Boston.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

November 21, 2010

Quote of the Day
You can never plan the future by the past.
Edmund Burke

Image ... The Prudential Center, Boston.

Friday, November 19, 2010

November 20, 2010

Quote of the Day
We are always the same age inside.
Gertrude Stein

Image ... St. Clements, Back Bay.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

November 19, 2010

If you don't agree that this is one of the best tunes, bands and music videos of all times, please immediately check yourself for vital signs of life. The video features aomw great scenes around Boston as well.

Quote of the Day
Ten people who speak make more noise than ten thousand who are silent.
Napoleon Bonaparte

November 18, 2010

Quote of the Day
Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into friend.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Martin always has something special to say to us. He is truly one of the most important philosophers in history. His philosophy (love of wisdom - via Middle English, Old French, Latin and originating with the Greeks), developed over many years of study, changed the world and continues to be a major influence.

Image ... Reflections in the windows of the Mass. Historical Society.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

November 17, 2010

Image ... Church window, Dorchester.

Monday, November 15, 2010

November 16, 2010

If you at all doubt that the Stones are the world's greatest rock and roll band this video will take care of that.

I'm reading Keith Richard's new autobiography Life. Fascinating, hilarious, scandalous, thoughful. His total immersion in and commitment to music is inspiring. The comments about songwriting are especially interesting. He does go on a bit about Mick, but clearly, on every level, that's been and remains the most important relationship of his life, however fraught.

I met and partied with Keith at Steve Jordan's loft in New York one New Year's Eve. I'd never seen the Stones at the point, but later I saw the X-pensive Winos at the Orpheum in Boston. What a show that was!

Be sure to watch this in full screen by clicking on the icon at the far lower right of the video window.

Quote of the Day
Wisdom outweighs any wealth.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

November 14, 2010

Quote of the Day
There are three classes of men; lovers of wisdom, lovers of honor, and lovers of gain.

Image ... Fire escapes. Back Bay, Boston.

Friday, November 12, 2010

November 12, 2010

We have a great, inspiring quote today by the always quotable Winston Churchill. Who else would define success this way? Brilliant. I liked yesterday's by Jefferson too (see below). Words to live by.

Quote of the Day
Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.
Winston Churchill

Image ... Playground in Chinatown, Boston.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

November 11, 2010

Quote of the Day
In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock.
Thomas Jefferson

Image ... Utility box near the Stony Brook T station, Jamaica Plain.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

November 10, 2010

Quote of the Day
The only source of knowledge is experience.
Albert Einstein

Image ... Sun and clouds, Boston.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

November 7, 2010

Quote of the Day
By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.
Benjamin Franklin

Image ... St. Mark's Church, Dorchester.