Archive for December, 2010

John Lennon Quote

“When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life.

When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up.

I wrote down ‘happy.’

They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life.”

– John Lennon


Shimon Schocken’s rides of hope

Computer science professor Shimon Schocken is also an avid mountain biker. To share the life lessons he learned while riding, he began an outdoor program with Israel’s juvenile inmates and was touched by both their intense difficulties and profound successes.


John Wooden on true success

With profound simplicity, Coach John Wooden redefines success and urges us all to pursue the best in ourselves. In this inspiring talk he shares the advice he gave his players at UCLA, quotes poetry and remembers his father’s wisdom.

Click here to see Coach Wooden’s pyramid.



Music video for Tanya Davis’ song Art by Andrea Dorfman


Science Cheerleaders

The Science Cheerleaders–current and former professional NBA and NFL cheerleaders who are also scientists and engineers–perform LIVE at the U.S.A. Science and Engineering Festival in Washington D.C., October 23-24, 2010.


Oscar Wilde quote

Give a man a mask and he’ll tell you the truth.
— Oscar Wilde


Creative houses from reclaimed stuff – Dan Phillips

In this funny and insightful talk from TEDxHouston, builder Dan Phillips tours us through a dozen homes he’s built in Texas using recycled and reclaimed materials in wildly creative ways. Brilliant, low-tech design details will refresh your own creative drive.


Inspiration – Being Human – Stones

Happy December.

Among other things I’m reading er listening to the book on CD “Blessed Unrest” and I’m remembering what it means to be human.

The author probably emphasizes the words he writes but I tend to resonate with the echo of something that lives in between the words he writes. At least that is the illusion I’m aware of now.

I can only listen to half a CD at a time. Then have to stop, wait, relisten, and find those words in his physical printed book. Its like a malnourished child licking a stone to get the trace minerals lacking in his diet.

How can one part of my life be so ALIVE and another part of my life be on life-support at the same time?

FYI: For some simple visual fun, go to and search their photos and save the images you enjoy to your computer.

Today I typed the keyword “stones” in the search field and collected a zillion inspiring images that I hope to use when I draw soon.

I love the image of stacked stones…stones in balance, stones out of balance, stones in arches, you name it.

It’s like quiet nature art.