Archive for November, 2014

QOTD November 30 2014

Sunday, November 30th, 2014

Dale Carnegie: “Many people think that if they were only in some other place, or had some other job, they would be happy. Well, that is doubtful. So get as much happiness out of what you are doing as you can and don’t put off being happy until some future date.”

QOTD November 29 2014

Saturday, November 29th, 2014

John Burroughs: “The lesson which life repeats and constantly enforces is ‘look under foot.’ You are always nearer the divine and the true sources of your power than you think.”


QOTD November 28 2014

Friday, November 28th, 2014

Dorothy Allison: “Change, when it comes, cracks everything open.”


QOTD November 27 2014

Thursday, November 27th, 2014

Peter McWilliams: “If our early lessons of acceptance were as successful as our early lessons of anger, how much happier we would all be.”

QOTD November 26 2014

Wednesday, November 26th, 2014

Ralph Waldo Emerson: “Give all to love; obey thy heart.”


QOTD November 25 2014

Tuesday, November 25th, 2014

Josh Billings: “As scarce as truth is, the supply has always been in excess of the demand.”


QOTD November 24 2014

Monday, November 24th, 2014

Claude Bernard: “We can learn nothing except by going from the known to the unknown.”


QOTD November 23 2014

Sunday, November 23rd, 2014

Susan Rice: “If you want change, you have to make it. If we want progress we have to drive it.”


QOTD November 22 2014

Saturday, November 22nd, 2014

Steven Spielberg: “My parents taught me how to listen to everybody before I made up my own mind. When you listen, you learn. You absorb like a sponge-and your life becomes so much better than when you are just trying to be listened to all the time.”

QOTD November 21 2014

Friday, November 21st, 2014

Lois McMaster Bujold: “It’s important that someone celebrate our existence… People are the only mirror we have to see ourselves in. The domain of all meaning. All virtue, all evil, are contained only in people. There is none in the universe at large. Solitary confinement is a punishment in every human culture.”

QOTD November 20 2014

Thursday, November 20th, 2014

Agnes Repplier: “It is not easy to find happiness in ourselves, and it is not possible to find it elsewhere.”

QOTD November 19 2014

Wednesday, November 19th, 2014

Elizabeth Janeway: “We don’t get offered crises, they arrive.”

QOTD November 18 2014

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014

Aristotle: “A friend is a second self.”




Angus & Julia Stone in Concert!!

Monday, November 17th, 2014

For years I have been wanting to see Angus & Julia Stone (a brother and sister) performing live. I really got into their music in 2011 and still remember finding out just days after the concert date (May 17. 2011) that they would play in Oslo, which I missed. Even worse, they stopped performing together shortly after, so my chances of seeing them live reduced to 0. Or so I thought…well, things changed for the good; they are back together, released a new album this summer and…performed in Oslo tonight!! A magical show…FAN-TAS-TIC! 🙂
(the pictures below show a lot, though they don’t capture the true experience…)












QOTD November 17 2014

Monday, November 17th, 2014

Hugh Macleod: “Part of being creative is learning how to protect your freedom. That includes freedom from avarice.”

QOTD November 16 2014

Sunday, November 16th, 2014

Emily Dickinson: “My friends are my estate.”


QOTD November 15 2014

Saturday, November 15th, 2014

Jane Austen: “One man’s ways may be as good as another’s, but we all like our own best.”


QOTD November 14 2014

Friday, November 14th, 2014

Hasidic Saying: “Everyone should carefully observe which way his heart draws him, and then choose that way with all his strength.”


QOTD November 13 2014

Thursday, November 13th, 2014

Freya Madeline Stark: “There can be no happiness if the things we believe in are different from the things we do.”


QOTD November 12 2014

Wednesday, November 12th, 2014

Frank Tyger: “If you cannot lift the load off another’s back, do not walk away. Try to lighten it.”