Sunday, December 29, 2019

Thursday, December 26, 2019

Quote of the Day

Concentrated power has always been the enemy of liberty.

Ronald Wilson Reagan

Wednesday, December 25, 2019

Quote of the Day

Government's first duty is to protect
the people, not run their lives.

Ronald Wilson Reagan

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Monday, December 23, 2019

Quote of the Day

They say the world has become too complex
for simple answers.  They are wrong.

Ronald Wilson Reagaon

Sunday, December 22, 2019

Quote of the Day

Freedom is never more than one generation away from
extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the
bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected,
and handed on for them to do the same, or
one day we will spend our sunset years
telling our children and our children's
children what it was once like in the
United States where men were free.

Ronald Wilson Reagan

Sunday, December 08, 2019

Weakly Demotivator

Quote of the Day

One of the great lessons I've learned is you don't accept
criticism from people you won't seek advice from.

via SI

William Christopher "Dabo" Swinney

Sunday, December 01, 2019

Monday, November 18, 2019

Quote of the Day

I realize that every picture isn't a work of art.

Conrad Lafcadio Hall

Sunday, October 27, 2019

Weakly Demotivator

Quote of the Day

Good character is not formed in a week or a month.
It is created little by little, day by day.  Protracted
and patient effort is needed to develop good character.

via magnolia box

Heraclitus of Ephesus

Monday, October 21, 2019

Quote of the Day

The Marine Corps was the first father figure I had ever known.

Arthur "Art" Buchwald

Sunday, October 20, 2019

Monday, October 14, 2019

Sunday, October 13, 2019

Kari Wins Sharkathon!

Leon & Kari spent the weekend at Padre Island National Seashore (PINS) for Sharkathon:

Weakly Demotivator

Quote of the Day

I think that the good and the great are only
separated by the willingness to sacrifice.

Ferdinand Lewis Alcindor Jr., a.k.a. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Monday, October 07, 2019

Quote of the Day

Work is accomplished by those employees who have
not yet reached their level of incompetence.

Laurence Johnston Peter

Sunday, October 06, 2019

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Quote of the Day

The only time a woman really succeeds
in changing a man is when he is a baby.

Natalia Nikolaevna Zakharenko, a.k.a. Natalie Wood

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Quote of the Day

We can't have two standards, one set for the dedicated
young men who want to do something ambitious
and one set for those who don't.

Paul William "Bear" Bryant

Monday, September 23, 2019

Quote of the Day

Enjoy the journey and try to get better every day.  And
don't lose the passion and the love for what you do.

Nadia Elena Com─âneci

Saturday, September 21, 2019

Thursday, September 19, 2019


Reading Henry David Thoreau's "The Maine Woods" and this passage really stood out.

They're hunting moose at night in/near what is now known as the 100 Mile Wilderness: 

Once, when Joe had called again, and we were listening for moose, we heard, come faintly echoing, or creeping from far through the moss-clad aisles, a dull, dry, rushing sound with a solid core to it, yet as if half smothered under the grasp of the luxuriant and fungus-like forest, like the shutting of a door in some distant entry of the damp and shaggy wilderness. If we had not been there, no mortal had heard it. When we asked Joe in a whisper what it was, he answered, "Tree fall." There is something singularly grand and impressive in the sound of a tree falling in a perfectly calm night like this, as if the agencies which overthrow it did not need to be excited, but worked with a subtle, deliberate, and conscious force, like a boa-constrictor, and more effectively then than even in a windy day. If there is any such difference, perhaps it is because trees with the dews of the night on them are heavier than by day.

Quote of the Day

I dream of painting and then I paint my dream.

via Wikimedia Commons

Vincent Willem van Gogh

Monday, September 16, 2019

History Repeating

Texas Girls Coaches Association News

Just got this via email from TGCA.  Notice requirement to be member before November 1:

The Board also voted to split Athlete of the Year and Coach of the Year for swimming and diving.  One athlete will be selected as Athlete of the Year in swimming and one athlete will be selected as Athlete of the Year in Diving in 4A-5A-6A.  One Coach of the Year will be selected in swimming and one Coach of the Year will be selected in diving in 4A-5A-6A.  As with Track & Field, the nomination process is the same, but you MUST designate whether you are nominating the athlete or coach for swimming or diving.  This can be done on the nomination form under the comments section.  All coaches and coaches of nominees must be a member of TGCA before the November 1st deadline to be eligible for honors.

Not a member?  Visit TGCA here

Quote of the Day

If you are lucky enough to find a way of life you
love, you have to find the courage to live it.

John Wallace Blunt Jr., a.k.a. John Winslow Irving

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Quote of the Day

Everyone is a genius at least once a year.  The real
geniuses simply have their bright ideas closer together.

via Wikipedia

Georg Christoph Lichtenberg