Saturday, March 31, 2012

there's a recession?

remotely familiar?

Friday, March 30, 2012

I'm a thousand miles away

Hey there Delilah
What's it like in New York City?

I'm a thousand miles away
But girl, tonight you look so pretty
Yes you do

Times Square can't shine as bright as you

I swear it's true

oh, what you do to me

Thursday, March 29, 2012

be here now

a giftwrapped building

Is this what Buddhists mean by living "in the present"?
“Don’t let yesterday use up too much of today.”

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

imitation is

Let’s say back in 2001 you hustled up an extra months rent, about $1600, and purchased 100 shares of APPLE stock at the time, trading at $16.56.

100 shares at $16.56= $1656.
Got it?
Now let’s check in on that stock eleven years later, currently trading at $533.16.

Yeah, do the math, that one month’s rent became $53,316 just by leaving it in the market. 

The picture illustrates what phones looked like before and after the iPhone.
Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

raise a rootbeer to Eubie

In the late 1970’s I had the good fortune to meet Eubie Blake, one of America’s great ragtime composers. His musical EUBIE! had a run on Broadway in 1979 and a good friend took me to his home where we just hung out for about an hour, talking about his amazing career. At that time he was almost 100 years old and he’d be gone in just 4 more years.
Not too many carried on his tradition. Billy Joel did.


Monday, March 26, 2012

Sunday, March 25, 2012

a pleasure missed today is missed forever

"She fought him off vigorously, scratched, cried that she will die before she submits, but the chevalier paid no attention to her words and took her. Afterwards, she smiled coyly and told him: "Do not think, dear chevalier, that you won me against my will. Better thank our good preacher who reminded me that we are mortal, and a pleasure missed today is missed forever. Now we can proceed, for I missed too many pleasures while being too prudent for my own good." 
Fable by 

for god’s sake. It’s 2012.

stand up Sunday brunch

religious persecution