Sunday, December 21, 2014

Quote of the Day

[In regard to the Trinity]; "Tom, had you and I been 40 days with Moses, and beheld the great God, and even if God himself had tried to tell us that three was one . . . and one equals three, you and I would never have believed it. We would never fall victims to such lies.
- John Adams, letter to Thomas Jefferson

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Quote of the Day

In matters of grave importance, style, not sincerity, is the vital thing.
- Oscar Wilde

Friday, December 19, 2014

View from my office

A quick shot I took from the window of my office earlier this year. Think it came out ok.

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Quote of the Day

We have a political system called "Democracy" - from the Greek "demo" meaning "white men" and "cracy" meaning "wearing blue suits."
- Dave Barry

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Quote of the Day

Modesty and unselfishness - these are the virtues which men praise - and pass by.
- Andre Maurois

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Quote of the Day

The man who removes a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.
- Chinese Proverb

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Quote of the Day

Flattery is like perfume water, to be smelt of, not swallowed.
- Henry Wheeler Shaw

Monday, December 15, 2014

Quote of the Day

It doesn't much signify whom one marries, for one is sure to find next morning that it was someone else.
-Samuel Rogers

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Quote of the Day

This I believe: That the free, exploring mind of the individual human is the most valuable thing in the world. And this I would fight for: The freedom of the mind to take any direction it wishes, undirected. And this I must fight against: Any idea, religion, or government which limits or destroys the individual.
- John Steinbeck

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Quote of the Day

I almost had a psychic girlfriend, but she left me before we met.
- Steven Wright

Friday, December 12, 2014

Quote of the Day

I have lived some thirty-odd years on this planet, and I have yet to hear the first syllable of valuable or even earnest advice from my seniors.
- Henry David Thoreau

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Quote of the Day

Appetizers are the little things you keep eating until you lose your appetite.
- Joe Moore

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Quote of the Day

You cannot adopt politics as a profession and remain honest.
- Louis McHenry Howe

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Quote of the Day

Never express yourself more clearly than you are able to think.
- Niels Bohr

Monday, December 8, 2014

Quote of the Day

The evening of a well spent life brings its lamps with it.
- Joseph Joubert

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Quote of the Day

Christian Liberalism: The doctrine that there may be an absolutely powerful, infinitely knowledgeable, universe spanning entity that is deeply and personally concerned about baby seals but doesn't give a damn about my sex life.
- Andrew Lias

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Quote of the Day

Marriage is the triumph of imagination over intelligence. Second marriage is the triumph of hope over experience.
- Oscar Wilde

Friday, December 5, 2014

Quote of the Day

Change is not made without inconvenience, even from worse to better.
- Richard Hooker

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Quote of the Day

There never were, in the world, two opinions alike, no more than two hairs, or two grains; the most universal quality is diversity.
- Michel De Montaigne

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Quote of the Day

Communism is the death of the soul. It is the organization of total conformity - in short, of tyranny - and it is committed to making tyranny universal.
- Adlai Stevenson

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Quote of the Day

The point to remember is that what the government gives it must first take away.
- John S. Coleman

Some pics from this summer

These pics were taken on a drive I had in early September this year... they are posted mainly to remind myself what a lovely place Norway can be in summer, as opposed to the grey/white sludge of snow and ice we're in for now and the next 4-5 months. I hate winter with every fibre of my soul.

Lovely views at a waterfall a few miles to the northwest of here. I believe the place is called Høla.
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Looking upstream.
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Some miles further up the road with views towards the south-western parts of Valdres.
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Monday, December 1, 2014

Quote of the Day

I'm not interested in having an orchestra sound like itself. I want it to sound like the composer.
- Leonard Bernstein

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Quote of the Day

Christian Fundamentalism: The doctrine that there is an absolutely powerful, infinitely knowledgeable, universe spanning entity that is deeply and personally concerned about my sex life.
- Andrew Lias

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Quote of the Day

Children are like TV sets. When they start acting weird, whack them across the head with a big rubber basketball shoe.
- Hunter S. Thompson

Friday, November 28, 2014

Quote of the Day

A pessimist is one who builds dungeons in the air.
- Walter Winchell

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Quote of the Day

Marriage is like a cage; one sees the birds outside desperate to get in, and those inside equally desperate to get out.
- Michel De Montaigne

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Quote of the Day

When humor goes, there goes civilization.
- Erna Bombeck

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Quote of the Day

History is a vast early warning system.
- Norman Cousins

Monday, November 24, 2014

Quote of the Day

I am free, no matter what rules surround me. If I find them tolerable, I tolerate them; if I find them too obnoxious, I break them. I am free because I know that I alone am morally responsible for everything I do.
- Robert A. Heinlein

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Quote of the Day

Theology is but the ignorance of natural causes reduced to a system.
- Baron Paul Henri T. d'Holbach

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Quote of the Day

Restlessness and discontent are the first necessities of progress.
- Thomas Alva Edison

Friday, November 21, 2014

Quote of the Day

The same prudence which in private life would forbid our paying our own money for unexplained projects, forbids it in the dispensation of the public monies.
- Thomas Jefferson