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“Adding sound to movies would be like putting lipstick on the Venus de Milo.” –Mary Pickford

“If it’s a good movie, the sound could go off and the audience would still have a perfectly clear idea of what was going on.” Alfred Hitchcock Read more

“A snow day literally and figuratively falls from the sky, unbidden, and seems like a thing of wonder.” –Susan Orlean

   On top of the world, a snow day is as common as the cold.

“The Eskimos had fifty-two names for snow because it was important to them: there ought to be as many for love.” Margaret Atwood 

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“You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.” –Buddha

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This Valentine is dedicated to who loves you, baby.

“Remember, in the vast infinity of life, all is perfect, whole, and complete… And so are you!” –Henry Ward Beecher

Even if you lack a legion of virtual friends, there’s a real one you can always count on.

“Don’t forget to love yourself.” –Soren Kierkegaard

Happy Valentine!

 

 

 

“It’s never too late to have a happy childhood.” –Tom Robbins

flashback-a-serues-by-pierre-leducThis is the story of an ageless bundle of joy.

“The creative adult is the child who has survived.” –Ursula K. Le Guin

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“To listen to some devout people, one would imagine that God never laughs.” –Sri Aurobindo

O Canada’s web site had a melt-down this week, overheated by yanks seeking asylum. The good news is there is abundant building material for igloos. The bad news is heightened risk of collisions with snow birds.

“In this world, a good time to laugh is anytime you can.” –Linda Ellerbee

Today, perhaps more than ever, the home of the brave is a parallel universe.

“Some things are so serious you have to laugh at them.” –Niels Bohr

With cuckoos running the asylum, laughter is the only antidote for madness.  

“The highest state is laughter.” –Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

Not to say everything isn’t going south in a hand basket and the gods couldn’t care less, but that there is good news nevertheless.

“The bad news is time flies. The good news is you’re the pilot.” –Michael Altshuler

For a free voyage to a parallel universe worth more than four years of late-night gags, click here.

 

“Maybe some of today’s papers have too many ‘feel-good’ features, but there is a lot of good news out there.” –Ben Bradlee

1The bad news is, some clowns only laugh at other clowns.

“A sense of humor is the ability to understand a joke -and that the joke is oneself.” –Clifton Fadiman

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“Each of the Arts whose office is to refine, purify, adorn, embellish and grace life is under the patronage of a muse, no god being found worthy to preside over them.” -Eliza Farnham

The Tenth Muse - a series by Pierre LeducInspired by a nonet of goddesses, aka the Muses, creative humans scale Olympian heights.

“O! for a muse of fire, that would ascend the brightest heaven of invention.” -William Shakespeare Read more

“Disguise our bondage as we will, ‘Tis woman, woman, rules us still.” –Thomas Moore

Shady Lady - a series by Pierre LeducShe is the gods’ gift to the world.

“Until Eve arrived, this was a man’s world.” -Richard Armour Read more

“Most smiles are started by another smile.” –Frank A. Clark

My Hero - a series by Pierre LeducI smile sincerely when I face my hero.

“If you smile when you are alone, then you really mean it.” –Andy Rooney   Read more

“Whatever story you want to tell, tell it at the right size.” -Richard Linklater

JELLYROLLS BY PIERRE LEDUC The video portion of our big-picture story is brought to you today by the hero who invented The Art in the Everyday.

“The story of the human race is the story of men and women selling themselves short.” –Abraham Maslow

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