On Madness

“Those who hear not the music, think the dancers mad” – Anonymous

A Big, Beautiful Universe

“I think the main thing a musician would like to do is to give a picture to the listener of the many wonderful things he knows of and senses in the universe. That`s what music is to me–it`s just another way of saying this is a big, beautiful universe we live in, that`s been given to us, and here`s an example of just how magnificent and encompassing it is. . . . That`s one of the greatest things you can do in life, and we all try to do it in some way. The musician`s is through his music . . . to bring to people something like happiness.” – John Coltrane

All the Same

Truth and beauty are not two different things, thus science and art, philosophy and painting are one thing. – Leonardo Da Vinci

Nobody But Yourself

To be nobody-but-yourself — in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else — means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting. – e. e. cummings

The Free Spirits

“It was in the desert that the truthful have dwelt, the free spirits, as masters of the desert. …” -Friedrich Nietzsche

Romance Sheer Delight How Sweet

“Perfect love is rare indeed – for to be a lover will require that you continually have the subtlety of the very wise, the flexibility of the child, the sensitivity of the artist, the understanding of the philosopher, the acceptance of the saint, the tolerance of the scholar and the fortitude of the certain.” – Leo Buscaglia

Skull Full of Mush

“Welcome to LAW SCHOOL…when you ENTER law school, your brains are like soup…but when you LEAVE here, your brains will be like a steel trap, with the bloodied foot of LAW inside it…” – From Mr. Show with Bob & David

Our battered suitcases were piled

Our battered suitcases were piled on the sidewalk again; we had longer ways to go. But no matter, the road is life. -Jack Kerouac

The fact was I had the vision…I think everyone has…what we lack is the method. -Jack Kerouac

I think all writers write for an audience. There is no such thing as writing for yourself. -William Burroughs

Who are all these strange ghosts rooted to the silly little adventure of earth with me? -Jack Kerouac

If I Knew Then

“Si jeunesse savait, si vieillesse pouvait.” – Henri Estienne (1531-1598)

“If youth only knew, if age only could.”

Teddy Ballgame & the Black Babe Ruth

ok, again why Ted Williams was a god among men, so to speak…

As Jim Bouton recounts in “Ball Four,” when Ted Williams took batting practice, he would yell out, “My name is Ted fucking Williams and I’m the greatest hitter in baseball.” -Bill Simmons

yeah, Teddy was the muthafuckin’ man…

“There is a catcher that any big league club would love. His name is Gibson…. He can do everything. He hits the ball a mile. And he catches so easy he might as well be in a rocking chair. Throws like a rifle. Too bad this Gibson is a colored fellow.” – Walter Johnson on Josh Gibson

Lazy Ass

“…poetry is indeed a form of truancy, of not doing what you’re supposed to do.” – Virginia Heffernan