After a ten month absence…

…maybe it is time to resume posting a few things. Life happens, and I sort of lost interest, but there are still many interesting things in this world (if only to me). I will resume recording my musings, photos, and adventures, along with the art and other stuff that I have shared in the past, and try to catch up.

Gulf fritillary

QOTD II

I’m gonna be a happy idiot
And struggle for the legal tender
Where the ads take aim and lay their claim
To the heart and the soul of the spender
And believe in whatever may lie
In those things that money can buy
Thought true love could have been a contender
Are you there?
Say a prayer for the Pretender.

–Jackson Browne

QOTD–entropy edition

It is only through labor and painful effort, by grim energy and resolute courage, that we move on to better things.

–Theodore Roosevelt

Related: In a closed system, entropy (disorganization) will always increase unless energy is applied to the system.

–Second Law of Thermodynamics, Sir Isaac Newton

QOTD

Macbeth: How does your patient, doctor?

Doctor: Not so sick, my lord, as she is troubled with thick-coming fancies that keep her from rest.

Macbeth: Cure her of that! Canst thou not minister to a mind diseased, pluck from the memory a rooted sorrow, raze out the written troubles of the brain, and with some sweet oblivious antidote cleanse the stuffed bosom of that perilous stuff which weighs upon her heart.

Doctor: Therein the patient must minister to himself.

― William Shakespeare, Macbeth