Daily Prompt Archive

A string of 10. Choose any or all as a jumping off point for a story. A fun challenge would be to use them all . Additional prompts are available at Gay Degani’s Author’s Forum at Every Day Fiction.


MAR 17

BASIN-CONVENE-JOURNEY-CREED-BIG SUR-PRIME-WOO-MECHANIC-FLURRY-HOTEL

One may smile, smile and be a villain. –William Shakespeare
MAR 16

DEAD AIM-FROG LEGS-BUSTLE-METH LAB-PHARMACOLOGY-HOE-AROSE-LAST RESORT-FIRE-GRIND

The hardest thing of all is to find a black cat in a dark room, especially if there is no cat. –Confucius
MAR 13
IRONWORK-IMMEDIATE-FOXGLOVE-DOUGH-VALUEPAK-ABUSE-SILKY-WIRED-LILAC-CORRUGATED

You don`t tell deliberate lies, but sometimes you have to be evasive. –Margaret Thatcher



MAR 14

HAM FISTED-ROOTED-DIAMONDS-CORDED-OSHKOSH-PEACE OF MIND-CULTURAL-SPY-BASIN-MARQUETRY

The first human who hurled an insult instead of a stone was the founder of civilization. –Sigmund Freud



MAR 13

STRING OF PEARLS-HAUNT-RITUAL-FAILED-SUSPECT-WONDERLAND-SMOOTHIE-RISKY-SISTER-FREEWAY

The man with toothache thinks everyone happy whose teeth are sound. The poverty stricken man makes the same mistake about the rich man. –George Bernard Shaw



MAR 12

JURY DUTY-GREEN MAN-WISCONSIN-REPLY-CHOCOLATE BARS-GOAT-DRIVETHRU-TART-STRENGTH-WILLFUL

When our vices leave us, we like to imagine it is we who are leaving them. –Francois de La Rochefoucauld



MAR 11

KITE SURFER-MOTHER EARTH-PEEL-MARSHAL-IMPOUND-HADES-MERLOT-CONSECRATE-HAIRPIN-SMIDGEN

A hero is one who knows how to hang on one minute longer. –Novalis





MAR 10

ZOMBIE-SHOOTOUT-CROP-FRATHOUSE-MISSION-AGNES-FORESHADOW-CROWN VETCH-TAXI-BURST

Everything you can imagine is real. –Pablo Picasso





MAR 9

PARADE-ACCUSE-JUMPER-THREADCOUNT-GAP-SCREED-MAN HANDS-PINCH-MARKETPLACE-GOAT

We exaggerate misfortune and happiness alike. We are never as bad off or as happy as we say we are. –Honore de Balzac



MAR 8

BUFFOON-BANK-SEARCH-ZANY-INMATE-PREFAB-ITCH-SUICIDAL-WANDERLUST-WISE

When a lot of remedies are suggested for a disease, that means it cannot be cured. –Anton Chekhov



MAR 7

HOSPITABLE-BYZANTINE-HILL FORT-DWELLER-HORSEPLAY-WILLOW-FESTIVAL-ILLUSTRIOUS-BADGER-FLEW

Of all forms of caution, caution in love is perhaps the most fatal to true happiness. –Bertrand Russell





Mar 6

RIVER STYX-MEMOIR-DISTRICT-COCKTAIL-INNOCENCE-SNAILS-INKY-DOGGED-DIPTYCH-GOLDFISH

Just because everything is different doesn’t mean anything has changed. –Irene Peter





MAR 5

CLOROX-MEDIATE-SLIGHT-RORSCHACH-BARK-SIDLE-CABIN-FISHTAIL-LURCH-DAYDREAM

A man may be a fool and not know it, but not if he is married. –Henry Louis Mencken



MAR 4

PRIMROSE-CONNECTION-SPECIAL NEEDS-RETURN-UNIVERSITY-LOON-SMILES-DRUG-MISSED-HOUR

It is as hard for the good to suspect evil, as it is for the bad to suspect good. –Marcus Tullius Cicero





MAR 3

POSSESSION-RESCUE-GOLDEN-LOON-MONOCLE-GENESIS-BACK SEAT-IRISH-WARRIORS-COMPANY

A work is perfectly finished only when nothing can be added and nothing taken away. –



Joseph Joubert



MAR 2

CLIPPED-HUSTLING-RAGTAG-ENGRAVER-EBB TIDE-BITTER-LEAVING-REED-CRY BABY-BELLIES

No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it’s not the same river and he’s not the same man. –Heraclitus





MAR 1

PNEUMONIA-CAMELLIAS-RAUCOUS-EASTSIDE-PANEL-CURTAIL-LOWDOWN-VIOLIN-RESTITUTON-PERMIT HOLDER

Ambition is not a vice of little people. –Michel de Montaigne



FEB 28

TAHITI-POWER FAILURE-ETHICS-SNOOZE-SUICIDE-GOLDEN-LAGER-PROFLIGATE-WAR ZONE-REEFER

Love has reasons which reason cannot understand. –Blaise Pascal





FEB 27

DAMAGE-SKATE-FURIOUS-GRAPE-CUL DE SAC-SCRUTINIZE-PLANT EATER-GUMSHOE-SPOOF-MUDFLOW

I never hated a man enough to give his diamonds back. –Zsa Zsa Gabor



FEB 26

LILLIPUTIAN-SEMINARY-BARREL-STADIUM-BIRTHRITE-MINSTREL-PARANOIA-DISINTEGRATE-LIGURIAN SEA-REVEL

The sole cause of man`s unhappiness is that he does not know how to stay quietly in his room. –Blaise Pascal



FEB 25

TIN ROOF-AVON LADY-REFINEMENT-MOP CLOSET-LEAK-AFFECTED-PULCHRITUDE-MACARONI-LAME BRAINED-CURVY

Immorality: the morality of those who are having a better time. –Henry Louis Mencken



FEB 24

REFUSE-PARAMOUR-OVERBEARING-DECIDE-SHADOW-FIREHOUSE-MAN TO MAN-PUCK-SVELTE-VAPORIZE

Passionate hatred can give meaning and purpose to an empty life. –Eric Hoffer





FEB 23

ENTRANCE-IGLOO-PERPLEX-INCONTINENT-SAUCEBOX-ATTACK-LEGALESE-POSTMODERNISM-CLEMENT-PETTY OFFICER

He who is cruel to animals becomes hard also in his dealings with men. We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals. —Immanuel Kant





FEB 22

CHOMP-ISHTAR-RUFFIAN-INTIMACY-PUDDLE-NOSE DIVE-STUCK UP-STRAY-USED CAR DEALER-LATHER

Popular opinion is the greatest lie in the world. –Thomas Carlyle





FEB 21

BLESSING-METHODICAL-QUAKING-POSTHUMOUS-SHUTTER-LICHEN-DEVOTED-WANAMAKER’S-BAMBOO-RETRIEVED

A scientific truth does not triumph by convincing its opponents and making them see the light, but rather because its opponents eventually die and a new generation grows up that is familiar with it.



– Max Planck





FEB 20

OLD FASHIONED-BOULEVARD-CITIZEN-METHODICAL-OLIVE TREE-RETREAT-FRIDAY NIGHT-RAINY-PROWLER-RETURNING

If I don’t think about it, it won’t drive me crazy. –Aaliyah





FEB 19

REFRIGERATOR MAGNET-GROOM-ANGINA-POUT-ROADHOUSE-KNOCKOUT-ATRIUM-COCOON-DODGE-PAROCHIAL

The world is a dangerous place to live, not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don`t do anything about it. –Albert Einstein





FEB 18

COMMON LAW-ENTRAPMENT-OFFSPRING-VILLAGE-CLOG-MANNA-SQUAWK-DESPICABLE-WAR MOVIE-BEFALL

All paid jobs absorb and degrade the mind. –Aristotle





FEB 17

BLOOD LUST-NOTARY PUBLIC-TRAVESTY-CABINET-GIZZARD-LOOM-INITIAL-LOCAL-EMBODY-VICIOUS

To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance. –Oscar Wilde





FEB 16

DECIDED-OAF-DANCE FLOOR-HERD-CONSERVE-SUBTLE-HASTEN-SURVEILLANCE-REBELLION-POPSICLE

We all have strength enough to endure the misfortunes of others. –Francois de La Rochefoucauld



FEB 15

BISHOP-BEAST-STRIP MALL-CROCK-DISPROVE-READY MADE-BANKRUPT-DEDICATE-RETCH-APT

It is a mistake to try to look too far ahead. The chain of destiny can only be grasped one link at a time. –Winston Churchill



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A person usually has two reasns for doing something: a good reason and the real reason. –Thomas Carlyle.





FEB 5

SQUEEZE-DUSK-SENTENCE-PROTOCOL-CONJURE-APPENDAGE-BERG-MUGGER-REGAL-PUCKER

From a drop of water a logician could predict an Atlantic or a Niagara. –Arthur Conan Doyle





FEB 4

ROLL OF COINS-PORTENT-ATLAS-CORRIDOR-SPAGHETTI-NUMB-LOOMED-RITZY-CANARY-JUNIPER

Opportunities to find deeper powers within ourselves come when life seems most challenging. –Joseph Campbell





FEB 3

BEGINNER-POPINJAY-LIGHTHOUSE-CRANKCASE-REFLECT-LOPSIDED-ONSET-HOARFROST-SAG-DISTINCT

Love is an ideal thing, marriage a real thing; a confusion of the real with the ideal never goes unpunished.



–Johann Wolfgang von Goethe



FEB 2

WARM BLOODED-X SHAPED-YARDSTICK-ZEST-ANTISEPTIC-BOVINE BUNCH-CHEER-DRAMA-EXTOL-FLIP

Romance is built on illusion, and when we love someone, we love the illusion they have created for us. –Roger Ebert



FEB 1

MUSCLES-NAMELESS-OPENWORK-PALAVER-QUAGMIRE-RANDOM-SHREWD-TAB-UNGRATEFUL-VACANT

The voice of conscience is so delicate that it is easy to stifle it; but it is also so clear that it is impossible to mistake it. –Germaine de Stael





JAN 31

CHARITABLE-DIRNDL-EARWAX-FLOODED-GRUB-HAMMER-IRIDESCENT-JAMAICA-KNOW HOW-LACERATE

Morality is the herd instinct in the individual. –Friedrich Nietzsche





JAN 30

SCHISM-TERMAGANT-URGENT-VAPOR-WAITER AT A DRIVE IN-X RATED-YOKE-ZEPHYR-AMUSEMENT-BADGER

Anything becomes interesting if you look at it long enough. –Gustave Flaubert





JAN 29

INKY-JUDGED-KERNEL-LINE OF CLIFFS-MODUS OPERANDI-NYUCK NYUCK NYUCK-OYSTER-PING-QUIBBLE-REPENT

The search for happiness is one of the chief sources of unhappiness. –Eric Hoffer





JAN 28

YIELDING-ZIG ZAG-AFFAIR OF HONOR-BALEFUL-CANCER-DRONED-EXILE-FIDGETY-GHANA-HARRY

It is a mistake to try to look too far ahead. The chain of destiny can only be grasped one link at a time.



–Winston Churchill





JAN 27

OUT EAST-PASSPORT-QUANTUM-RUDIMENTARY-SMASH-THEATER-UNDERSIDE-VIRULENT-WASTED-XRAY

It is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you are a fool than to open it and remove all doubt. –Mark Twain





JAN 26

ESTATE-FISHY-GRAPHITE-HENCHMEN-INCONGRUITY-JUSTIFIED-KINDNESS-LOP-MANTILLA-NORTH

There are times and countries when the only place for an honest man is in jail. –Thomas Mann





JAN 25

UNKEMPT-VASELINE-WASTREL-X TASY-YEARNING-ZERO-AUDITORIUM-BALM-CADET-DISPASSIONATE

Women who seek to be equal with men lack ambition. –Timothy Leary





JAN 24

KETCHUP-LACRIMONIOUS-MUSSELS-NIGHTMARE-OPTING OUT-PRESS-QUIZZICAL-RESTLESS-SEARING-TROGLODYTE





Men are never so likely to settle a question rightly as when they discuss it freely. –Thomas Babington





JAN 23

ATRIUM-BROACH-CHEVRON-DAINTY-EDEN-FEATHER-GROVEL-HIJACKER-IDOLIZE-JAM





The only way to read a book of aphorisms without being bored is to open it at random and, having found something that interests you, close the book and meditate. –Charles-Josef de Ligne



JAN 22

MADCAP-INHALE-FRINGE-CLOISTER-SET UP-SPECTOR-OGLE-GRISLY-EL MONTE-DIFFERENTIAL

The world is a dangerous place to live, not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don’t do anything about it. –Albert Einstein





JAN 21

PASSAGEWAY-CHEW-OBELISK-PARODY-CHEERY-IMMUNE-REFUGEE-HERESY-PLY-CIRCUMSTANCES

A business that makes nothing but money is a poor kind of business. –Henry Ford





JAN 20

EMBRACE-CRANNY-RIGAMAROLE-CHAMBERMAID-RUNNER-CORNFIELD-FLINTY-DECAY-PICK ME UP-THUNDER

Some virtues are seen only in affliction and others only in prosperity. –Joseph Addison





JAN 19

ENVY-ARROGANT-GALLERY-ABBERATION-CROP-SALESMAN-HALLMARK-CATARACT-DIVAN-AUCTION

Talking with a friend is nothing else but thinking aloud. –Joseph Addison





JAN 18

UNDERGRAD-DECEITFUL-BATTER-ONION-ROADWAY-GRAVE-SAVOR-FEEBLE-LAVA-WAL-MART

The smaller the heart, the bigger the hate it shelters. –Victor Hugo





JAN 17

RUNAWAY-LOCUST-SHACKLE-TAMP-BUCOLIC-URGE-CAVERN-CHEDDAR-BLAME-SNOTTY

Sometimes one pays most for the things one gets for nothing. –Albert Einstein





JAN 16

MANSERVANT-HOOVERVILLE-FAKE-FOYER-ACETATE-SLUMPED-AGNOSTIC-ONUS-SIFTED-PITEOUS

Success has always been a great liar. –Friedrich Nietzsche





JAN 15

GYPSY-COVER UP-ANGEL FACTORY-JUNK-GATHERS-GLOSSY-PIERCES-BLACK PEARL-BODIES-BROOCH

To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance. –Oscar Wilde





JAN 14

CHERISHED-STAND UP-SALOON-OSTRICH-CULTURED-APPETIZER-FALLEN ANGEL-MASKED-BABY BOOM-WEANED

The sole cause of man’s unhappiness is that he does not know how to stay quietly in his room. –Blaise Pascal





JAN 13

EVERLASTING NO-REWARD-VENTURED-CAPTAIN-BACON-GOTHIC-SWEETNESS-HOSTILE-REJECTED-SUBJECTION

He who knows only his own side of the case knows little of that. –John Stuart Mill





JAN 12

FLESH PEDDLER-MEDIOCRE-LAWLESSNESS-RECANT-DIXIE-SLICED-DRIVE BY-LEGENDS-BALLOON-FRENCH POODLE

I love luxury. And luxury lies not in richness and ornateness but in the absence of vulgarity. –Coco Chanel





JAN 11

OLD FAITHFUL-PRISM-APOLOGIZED-GERM-CHARTER-DEFIANT-TUNNELED-CLAN-LAST CALL-BRINK

You don’t tell deliberate lies, but sometimes you have to be evasive. –Margaret Thatcher





JAN 10

CEMENT-SIDLE-SHOULDERED-GRIT-SLUSH-HORSERADISH-THROB-DAIRY QUEEN-DE LA PLAYA-190TH

I tell it like it is. I tell it like I see it. I tell it like I envision it. I tell it like I live it. –Trick Daddy





JAN 9

NEWSMAN-SETBACK-BUSHLEAGUE-BUCKED-BURROWED-WETLANDS-JAR-SHELLAC-TURNCOAT-TIARA

An honest man is always a child. –Socrates





JAN 8

ORGASM-VARIETY STORE-DAYDREAMING-JUNIOR-VACUUMED-DIGIT-HARANGUE-DOILY-NAVIGATES-POKEWEED

Be wiser than other people, if you can, but do not tell them so. –Philip Chesterfield





JAN 7

PARALEGAL-GOLD LINE-CHOCOLATE CHIP ICE CREAM-WORN OUT-TRICKSTER-GREEN MAN-BEDEVILED-HESITATED-INNER STRENGTH-BUSHED

There are very few honest friends – the demand is not particularly great. –Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach





JAN 6

TRYST-HALF ASSED-PLASTER-SODA FOUNTAIN-TROUBLE-SNIPER-ROXANNE-MILDEW-BAGUETTE-LURKED

A mother who is really a mother is never free. –Honore de Balzac





JAN 5, 2010

CHEATER-FORGOT-COLD SHOULDER-FARM-MANDRAKE-RAUNCHY-RETIRED-IN TANDEM-BANKED-TABLEAU

I love my country too much to be a nationalist. –Albert Camus





JAN 4, 2010

OUTWIT-NURSED-HAIR STYLE-IGNORANCE-SUBMARINE-PARAPHERNALIA-GYPSY-FRESHET-BIGGIE SMALLS-SNIPED





The world is a dangerous place to live, not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don`t do anything about it. –Albert Einstein





JAN 3,2010

AWESOME-BONNET-INTERIOR-GHASTLY-DUEL-TURRET-TWIG-BALLERINA-MEAGER-MAULED

Bachelors have consciences, married men have wives. –Henry Louis Mencken





JAN 2, 2010

SELF STARTER-SHAPE-BEAT DOWN-ACCORD-POMADE-JEER-SHIRTWAIST-ABACK-MOLLUSK-FORSAKE

The first human who hurled an insult instead of a stone was the founder of civilization. –Sigmund Freud





JAN 1, 2010

ORIGINAL-LAME-CAPITOL-BALMY-TREACLE-CHERISH-KEY GRIP-STARVATION-WORKMANLIKE-ELBOWS

If he’d just crowded me down to the side of the asphalt, I’d have been OK. But when he ran me completely off the racetrack, I lost it. –Cale Yarborough





DEC 31, 2009

ANGLO-HONORS-PSYCHO WARD-FAIR SHAKE-JOSH-BALD-ARABESQUE-FIDELITY-LOTUS-LINKED

You have to decide even to hesitate. –Stanislaw Jerzy Lec





DEC 30, 2009

SHORE-SELF RELIANCE-CONCORD-AMBUSH-CHIHUAHUA-AVENGED-CONDUCTED-TOMBSTONE-SLID-MOLDERING

A man from hell is not afraid of hot ashes. –Dorothy Gilman





DEC 29, 2009

PORN-FLOODED-DEFENSELESS-BETTIE PAGE-RECONNOITER-JOYOUS-EXIT-LESSON-SHOOT OUT-NUN

Next to the very young, the very old are the most selfish. –William Makepeace Thackeray





DEC 28, 2009

FALL BACK-RIDICULOUS-ADOLESCENCE-REINED-HEATHER-SCAFFOLD-SEED PODS-FOYER-ADAGE-EGREGIOUS

A noble heart cannot suspect in others the pettiness and malice that it has never felt. –Jean Racine



DEC 27, 2009

BATTLE-CONTRIBUTES-VENGEANCE-PERSUADE-HINTED-DOOZY-ASPHALT-HERA-METHOD-RED MAN

You can never get silence anywhere nowadays, have you noticed? –Bryan Ferry





DEC 26, 2009

SNUGGLING-PEP TALK-WEIRDO-DOGWOOD-CAPACITY-AWES-DAMAGE-EMPTINESS-ELF-SHARPENS

The idea is to die young as late as possible. –Ashley Montagu





DEC 24, 2009

WINTHROP-CHOCOHOLIC-GIG-INDIA-HITCH-POOL-EXPERT-DRIBBLE-FLAG-TRUCK STOP

We are not troubled by things, but by the opinion which we have of things. –Epictetus





DEC 23, 2009

TANK-LEAN-BURLY-CARD GAME-JINGLE-BLACK BAG JOB-MIDDLE DISTANCE-GO BETWEEN-TIBET-DRUB

Just because your doctor has a name for your condition doesn`t mean he knows what it is. –Bertrand Russell





DEC 22, 2009

MARALINE-EASY-TUG BOAT-SPOOK-CHI TOWN-JEANS-WORM-TACKLE-DIPPY-MAD MONEY

To be feared is much safer than to be loved. –Machiavelli Niccolo





DEC 21, 2009

PITCHFORK-STORYBOARD-ATTEMPT-GOLDEN-CLOWN-OBSESS-CHOKES-ESCAPE-BORED-BLUEBOTTLES

Throughout the human experience people have read history because they felt that it was a pleasure and that it was in some way instructive. The profession of professor of history has taken it in a very different direction.



–Donald Kagan





DEC 20, 2009

BELLS-BUMBLER-TURF WAR-EARN-THIRTEEN-SQUAT PAD-BLACKTOP-PAPER CLIPS-REVEL-POKEY

The fundamental evil of the world arose from the fact that the good Lord has not created money enough. –Heinrich Heine







DEC 19, 2009

REINDEER-DEAL WITH-TOUTED-SLAM-GLOOMY GUS-SILENCE-HIGH SCHOOL-GEODE-SQUIRT-SHOTGUN

If you stare at the back door, sometimes your dinner comes out early. But if you stare too hard, you get backdoor eyes. –Snoopy





DEC 17, 2009

SPRINGS-NAVE-WINSTON-GREENMAN-M.I.T.-MONOCLE-BEERATHON-REGISTER-MUSTARD-WILT

Passion, though a bad regulator, is a powerful spring. –Ralph Waldo Emerson





DEC 16, 2009

POTENT-GAZE-SNAPSHOT-OAK-GRANNY DRESS-ARCHED-BULLETPROOF-BALLOON-CONGRATULATE-RHYME

I regard that man as lost, who has lost his sense of shame. –Plautus





DEC 15, 2009

RECRUIT-SHABBY-BELLY-PREFAB-TWELVE-RECTIFY-OLD HAT-PRAY-TUG BOAT-WATER FOUNTAIN

Nature has no principles. She makes no distinction between good and evil. –Anatole France





DEC 14, 2009

WREN-ACCOUNTANT-STAKE-ATL-EAT-CAUGHT-EARTHY-DOWNSIZE-NUB-BOOKSTORE





One must ask children and birds how cherries and strawberries taste. –Johann Wolfgang von Goethe





DEC 12, 2009

HEAVEN-SPELLED-LOBO-HIGH-SEQUOIA-TWEEZER-MARKETED-REEFER-NOSE HAIR-TRUSS

The fastest way to succeed is to look as if you’re playing by somebody else’s rules, while quietly playing by your own. –Michael Korda





DEC 11, 2009



BRUTAL-LILY OF THE VALLEY-GRANITE-CHEEKY-DWARF-LUMBER-LABYRINTH-DUSTED-ALLERGIC-SMELLED

You know what your problem is, it’s that you haven’t seen enough movies – all of life’s riddles are answered in the movies. –Steve Martin





DEC 10, 2009

ALTAR-TITAN-REFLECTION-LAMENT-GASSED-DESCENDING-THE FIRES-NUDITY-NEXUS-GROANED

I prayed for twenty years but received no answer until I prayed with my legs. –Frederick Douglass





DEC 9, 2009

THREAT-FIRED-AVERTS-GRAVY TRAIN-FADING-BAGGAGE-PROBED-CAPTURE-GOLD TOOTH-PERSIAN

If there is something to pardon in everything, there is also something to condemn. –Friedrich Nietzsche







DEC 8, 2009

BUBBLING-IRRIGATION-DRUGSTORE-CORVETTE-SKULL-CHAINS-SAND DUNE-TARGET PRACTICE-TRANSCEND-POND SCUM

We waste time looking for the perfect lover, instead of creating the perfect love. –Tom Robbins



DEC 5, 2009

FAT FARM-DRUTHERS-BEGRUDGE-STERN-GO GETTER-DRY RUN-SWEETEN-SMARTS-SWAG-CAHOOTS

Immorality: the morality of those who are having a better time. –Henry Louis Mencken





DEC 4, 2009

HARDNOSED-YAWP-SALMON-RECTORY-RUNDOWN-DEVIANT-GRANDSTAND-IGNORE-ENTRAILS-RHYTHM

Men fear death as children fear to go in the dark; and as that natural fear in children is increased by tales, so is the other. –Francis Bacon





DEC 3. 2009

RUT CITY-BECKON-MARIONETTE-THIN WALLED-IRIDESCENT-CRYPTIC-CRACKLE-DARLING-HINDU-WARREN

Wisdom, compassion, and courage are the three universally recognized moral qualities of men. –Confucius





DEC 2, 2009

FEEL GOOD-HOCKEY PLAYER-REFUSED-MELTDOWN-BOWLING ALLEY-JUDGMENT-HOLLER-MINI-THRASH-LOCKET

What often prevents our abandoning ourselves to a single vice is our having more than one. –Francois de La Rochefoucauld





DEC 1, 2009

STRINGER-SAUSAGE-CANAL-DIRTY LAUNDRY-DICKER-HYPER-COTTAGE-ENVIOUS-PAGER-MANACLE

There is only one way to achieve happiness on this terrestrial ball, and that is to have either a clear conscience, or none at all. –Ogden Nash





NOV 30, 2009

OUTLANDER-STEAK-PETROL-CARP-PETRIFIED-ACCUSE-SPIEL-BIBLE BELT-TRACT-FISHY

One may smile, smile and be a villain. –William Shakespeare





NOV 29, 2009

COBRA-DEXTEROUS-BIRTHSTONE-DANCED-CATTERY-FLEECE-HOUNDSTOOTH-MUSHROOM-TROJAN-STUMBLE

Born again?! No, I’m not. Excuse me for getting it right the first time. –Dennis Miller





NOV 28, 2009

VENAL-CHIDE-RUNDOWN-BUMMER-HOG COUNTRY-SOB STORY-AMIGO-VESTIBULE-HASSLE-ORNATE

Make no small plans for they have not the power to stir men’s blood. –Niccolo Machiavelli





NOV 27, 2009

SPARE CHANGE-GOURMET-TOMB-MALL-EXCEL-NYLONS-BUNGLE-FREAKY-OUTSIDER-SORROW

Charm is a way of getting the answer yes without asking a clear question. –Albert Camus





NOV 25, 2009

EUNUCH-SPLAT-ATTACK-BREATHLESS-BEDEVIL-GOBS-CONVICTION-SOURPUSS-HOARD-CUFFLINK

Men have more problems than women. In the first place, they have to put up with women. –Francoise Sagan





NOV 24, 2009

REPUGNANT-DELAY-VOW-GOOF OFF-BREAKUP-DRYWALL-COMPLAIN-HEIR-FETTER-DREAM

It is always the best policy to speak the truth, unless of course you are an exceptionally good liar. –Jerome K. Jerome





NOV 23, 2009

RAVEN-RAPID-BLISSFUL-CROWN-RAMBUNCTIOUS-ALIENS-GAMUT-CLIMAX-FERN-MOTORBOAT

Sometimes even to live is an act of courage. –Lucius Annaeus Seneca





NOV 22, 2009

ADVERSARY-PREVENT-SUBWAY-ENCHANTING-TOY DUCK-YEARN-CAPER-BLINDSIDE-MAYHEM-INVADE

A person reveals his character by nothing so clearly as the joke he resents. –Georg Christoph Lichtenberg





NOV 21, 2009

BURN VICTIM-HUB-INSPECT-TUG OF WAR-PRIEST-ELFIN-GESTURE-DOOM-OUTRAGE-SLASH

The hidden harmony is better than the obvious. –Pablo Picasso





NOV 20, 2009

CHOO CHOO-MIRROR-JESTER-SURVIVAL-DIVULGED-CEREAL-VIGIL-RISKED-PARANORMAL-SPLAYED

If you do not think about your future, you cannot have one. –John Galsworthy





NOV 19, 2009

PORTEND-BURNER-BLOGGING-UNLUCKY-SUSHI-COMPLIMENT-WILTED-M&MS-INVEIGLE-CRASH

All our evil comes from our inability to be alone. –Jean de La Bruyere





NOV 18, 2009

SWINDLE-DEFACE-NEW BLOOD-TRAINED-RED TAPE-PANIC-RIVAL-PALACE-FINGERNAIL-FELL

An honest man is always a child. –Socrates







NOV 17, 2009

LANDMARK-BALLISTIC-BRUSSEL SPROUTS-PROFESSOR-SKEPTICAL-ENSLAVE-BLASTS-TAG-BITTER-GRIFTER

There is no worse evil than a bad woman; and nothing has ever been produced better than a good one.



–Euripides





NOV 16, 2009

LEARNING CURVE-GANG-BROKEN-ALGAE-CHELSEA-FORGOTTEN-LIPS-AUCTION-TRIGGER-BLIGHT

Men are moved by two levers only: fear and self interest. –Napoleon





NOV 15, 2009

DOLL HOUSE-ANGST-RAID-CLAY-HOARY-ROILED-ZOMBIE-SCORPIO-STRAP-BAKE

Power without abuse loses its charm. –Paul Valery



NOV 14, 2009

FURLOUGH-SKILLS-EMBRACE-SOLITUDE-OUTSIDERS-BUMP IN THE ROAD-SQUEEZE-SLANG-CRIME-FAITH

Hatred is a settled anger. –Marcus Tullius Cicero





NOV 13, 2009

TORTURED LOGIC-TEMPORARILY-ECLIPSE-ROOSTER-LOW-EMBRACE-STAPLER-DECLINE-SHAME-SMOLDER

The surest way to be deceived is to consider oneself cleverer than others. –



Francois de La Rochefoucauld





NOV 12, 2009

FRAUD-SURF-FLIERS-GOLD-MALIBU-LEAPT-NANO-SHIFTY-GOING GETS TOUGH-PROPEL

We are taught to clothe our minds, as we do our bodies, after the fashion in vogue; and it is accounted fantastical or something worse, not to do so. –John Locke





NOV 11, 2009

GRANDSON-GARDEN-CUMULOUS CLOUDS-WRAITHE-CURL-CONTAINMENT-UMBRELLA-SERIOUS-RECOGNIZE-SPLINTER

People change and forget to tell each other. –Lillian Hellman





NOV 10, 2009

PIT BULL-GLITCH-SWINE FLU-ACHE-RADIATION-FUZZY-CURBED-SURROGATES-KNITTING-STRICT

Misery is almost always the result of thinking. –Joseph Joubert





NOV 9, 2009

ENORMITY-RUN-POSSIBLE-LONG SUFFERING-AIRY-HILLOCK-PURSUE-ASSIZE-BARLEY-PATHS OF GLORY

You can’t make up anything anymore. The world itself is a satire. All you’re doing is recording it. –Art Buchwald



NOV 8, 2009

CLUCK CLUCK-RECOVERY-JOINT-KAYAK-AMBITIOUS-LEAN TO-WLLSPRING-WARRANT-GARAGE-ERASED

Sometimes I worry about being a success in a mediocre world. –Lily Tomlin





NOV 7, 2009

MALICE-DRONE-GRUMBLING-CONCOURSE-PLASTIC-VACUUM-OBLIVIOUS-ABSCESS-CHAPLAIN-STRAIT

If you want to know what God thinks of money, just look at the people he gave it to. –Dorothy Parker





NOV 6, 2009

ADDERALL-PARAKEET-THUMBPRINT-ORCHARD-RETIRE-LOUNGES-PRECIOUS-DIES-SUMP-BIT

We’ve arranged a civilization in which most crucial elements profoundly depend on science and technology. –Carl Sagan





NOV 5, 2009

TAME-PIONEER-BUBBLE-SHARK BIT-SMUGGLER-EMBATTLED-POND-GIGGLES-BRACE-SPECULATE

Until you value yourself, you won’t value your time. Until you value your time, you will not do anything with it. –M. Scott Peck





NOV 4, 2009

REKINDLE-SKEPTICAL-PIXIE-MAKE MY DAY-ROGUE-RAGE-UNGRATEFUL-TRANSFORM-HARDBALL-SLUMP

War is the unfolding of miscalculations. –Barbara Tuchman





NOV 3, 2009

TERRITORY-DELVE-STRANGE-MIRACLES-DIARY-FRISSON-KILLER-CHASM-PLUMMY-BASEMENT

Patience is the companion of wisdom. –Saint Augustine





NOV 2, 2009

SMALL FIELD-NEW LIGHT-REALITY-NOSTALGIA-DRONE-DISPATCHER-STENCH-GRIEF-EQUITY-RINGS

All water has a perfect memory and is forever trying to get back to where it was. –Toni Morrison





NOV 1, 2009

ST. ELMO’S FIRE-CROSS-RAVISHED-GROTTO-MARTYR-RACKED-STAKE-DRAGONS-RIDDLED WITH ARROWS-CUPCAKES

Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities. –Voltaire





OCT 31, 2009

GHOULIE-MISTY SWAMP-SLIDING DOORS-WRETCHED-VASCULAR-DAN AKROYD-SCREECH-SPLINTERED-DECAPITATE-LYCANTHROPE

From my rotting body, flowers shall grow and I am in them and that is eternity. –Edvard Munch





OCT 30, 2009

DISEASE-HUNGRY-TOILET PAPER-TWILIGHT-ZEALOUS-DELIVERS-SPOT ON-POSITIVE-TWISTED-BREATHE

The only thing that saves us from the bureaucracy is its inefficiency. –Eugene McCarthy





OCT 29, 2009

OLD CITY-OBELISK-HOT DOGS-KALASHNIKOVS-CRUISER-FENCE-FISHERMAN-LARKSPUR-ORANGE-LAUNCH

It is by fighting and triumphing over the enemies of the Buddha that we ourselves become Buddhas. –Daisaku Ikeda





OCT 28, 2009

REVOKE-CRAZY-HOMEWORK-CONCERN-PIT-ORDER-GENERALITIES-FAMILIAR-SUMMON-ALCHEMY

Let’s have some new clich├ęs. –Samuel Goldwyn





OCT 27, 2009

ERRATIC BEHAVIOR-SIZZLING-GHOUL-CONTINENTAL-BUMPY RIDE-DRUNK MODEL-SCARFACE-ENCHILADA-PACMAN-SHUTTLE

The cynics are right nine times out of ten. –Henry Louis Mencken





OCT 22, 2009

MIMIC-SANDPAPER-DIALOGUE-RIVETED-PINTO BEANS-UNNAMED-FLUFFY-SNEAKERS-FOUND-COAST

When the solution is simple, God is answering. –Albert Einstein





OCT 21, 2009

KAFKA-VAGABOND-NAPKIN-FERNS-POUTS-CONSTRUCT-FLASHING-PEACOCK FEATHERED-COLLIDED-PRECIPICE

If a million people say a foolish thing, it is still a foolish thing. –Anatole France





OCT 20, 2009

FURNACE-MIRTH-FLAUNT-HAMPER-STRIP MALLS-BRIDE-SPERM SAMPLE-BACON CLUB-COLLAPSED-PIZZA CRUST

Love has reasons which reason cannot understand. –Blaise Pascal





OCT 19, 2009

SMIRK-PANTHER-STENCH-ALPHA-TIGHTENING-SKELETON-BABY SOCKS-MENTOR-WEARIED-BAROQUE

From such crooked wood as that which man is made of, nothing straight can be fashioned. –Immanuel Kant





OCT 18, 2009

MARBLE-SHOTGUN-GROCERY CLERK-INCINERATE-GREEN BEANS-BEANIE BABIES-BONE CRUSHER-NAUGHTY-CONSECRATION-BOXES

To the man of thought almost nothing is really ridiculous. –Johann Wolfgang von Goethe





OCT 17, 2009

BEAUTY SHOP-SPECTATOR SPORT-DISOWNED-BELLY-FRAIL-SPOONFUL-WALLPAPER-AMIABLE-CONGESTION-OBOE

The cruelest lies are often told in silence. –Robert Louis Stevenson





OCT 16, 2009

ADROIT-CAPE FEAR-POISED-HANGING-GENTILE-SUBTERRANEAN-RUNNING-RED CANDLE-OUTCAST-HEARTLAND

If moderation is a fault then indifference is a crime. –Georg Christoph Lichtenberg





OCT 15, 2009

UNDERTOW-SYMMETRY-PURSUIT-LONGITUDINALLY SPEAKING-ECHO-SIN-MONKEYS-WORRIES-SCENE-YELLOW

Several excuses are always less convincing than one. –Aldous Huxley





OCT 14, 2009

BOOT POLISH-SPONTANEOUS-TATTOOED BROW-PASTOR-SUFFER-SESAME SEEDS-FLESH-ROBOT-RELEASE-POKE

The path of least resistance makes all rivers, and some men, crooked. –Napoleon Hill





OCT 13, 2009

RED SNOW-SORE THROAT-EVOLUTION-GUEST-WRAITHE-DYNAMO-CPA-SUNDOWN-SYMBOL-WIMPY

Death is not the worst that can happen to men. –Plato





OCT 12, 2009

OUTING-BLUES-WILDERNESS-WALKER-JAW-ROOSTER-GRILLED CHEESE-MADRAS SHIRT-SNICKERED-SOFT HAIL

When you gotta good friend, have her stay right by your side. –Robert Johnson



OCT 11, 2009

NECK BRACE-JONATHON-GARDEN-DROP EARRINGS-HOARSE-BRASS BED-FLEUR DE LIS-DENIM-ICED TEA-SYRUP

There are very few honest friends – the demand is not particularly great. –Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach



OCT 8, 2009

HANGOVER-SPRING-CURRENCY-LEVELED-CART AND DONKEY-MISTRESS-SHOESHINE-BLUE DEVIL-RAPT-PHILADELPHIA

Hatred is a settled anger. –Marcus Tullius Cicero





OCT 7,2009

BLUE JELLYFISH-FURIOUS-SUBLIME-MUD ROOM-SWEEP-DROP DEAD DRUNK-PULSATE-CASK-DUDE-GEODES

Hatred is active and envy passive dislike; there is but one step from envy to hate. –Johann Wolfgang von Goethe





OCT 6, 2009

JINGLE-DRIVING KARMA-BON TON-BASEBALL BEER ON STEROIDS-BRICK MILL-JERICHO-ROLLIN’ MAN-HELLHOUND-PHONOGRAPH-EXPECT

Men in general judge more from appearances than from reality. All men have eyes; but few have the gift of penetration. –Niccolo Machiavelli



OCT 5, 2009

CHILL-EASTERN FOG-SULFURIC-BUOYANT-SHERIFF-TWIDDLE-CADENCE-VIOLET-ALABASTER-ATOMS

Perfection is achieved not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.



–Antoine de Saint-Exupery





OCT 4, 2009

CELERY-MICROSCOPE-APPEASE-RACKET-PURL-CANDLELABRUM-OZARK PLATEAU-RIVULET-CHAMP-BLOODLETTING

War is only a cowardly escape from the problems of peace. –Thomas Mann





OCT 3, 2009

WAYFARER-BLACKBERRY-CLOVEN FOOTED-FERTILITY-STARRY HILL-MONK-CHURCH TOWER-FOREWARNINGS-CONCRETE-GUESTROOM

You`ll live. Only the best get killed. –Charles de Gaulle





OCT 2, 2009

RAPTURE-STORK-PEANUTS-BLUEGRASS-POOCH-EGGS AND HAM-EXPONENTIAL-HIGH TIDE-FOCUS-CARICATURE

There is only one way to achieve happiness on this terrestrial ball, and that is to have either a clear conscience, or none at all. –Ogden Nash





OCT 1, 2009

GALLERY-DEGREE-BROTHERS-BEAR’S TOOTH-IMAGINE-GNATS-STARLIT-DENSE-SCAVENGER-ANTISEPTIC

No one ever became thoroughly bad all at once. –Decimus Junius Juvenal





SEPT 30, 2009

SCULPTOR-CUL DE SAC-SEABED-ATLAS-CRUST-ONSLAUGHT-MUDDLED-UNNAMED-SCREECH-ROWBOAT

We spend our time envying people whom we wouldn’t wish to be. –Jean Rostand





SEPT 29, 2009

TINY WIRE COAT HANGERS-STOPGAP-IMPAIR-LUTE-CONSPIRE-JEWEL BOX-SIMONY-THIRSTY-DYED-BLUEFISH

Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it. –Confucius





SEPT 28, 2009

STUDIO-MAVERICK-SECRET-DEER SEASON-12 GAUGE-TENSION-PANCAKES-NECESSARY-HYDRANGEA-MEDITATION

Every man`s work, whether it be literature or music or pictures or architecture or anything else, is always a portrait of himself. –Samuel Butler







SEPT 27, 2009

SPECTACLES-ASSETS-COFFEE BEANS-PELICAN-LUST-ENFANT TERRIBLE-BIG GUT-CHARLOTTE-BRICK WALL-RECESSED LIGHTING

From such crooked wood as that which man is made of, nothing straight can be fashioned. –



Immanuel Kant





SEPT 26, 2009

MAJESTIC-VISIONARY-BANKRUPT-PANDORA-DISGRACE-POPCORN-SNOW WHITE-BRIDGE-TACOS-RAMBUNCTIOUS

A government big enough to give you everything you want is big enough to take everything you have. –



Barry Goldwater





SEPT 25, 2009

AUSTRALIAN PALM-WHIP-SCOUNDRELS-RTE 10-PATHETIC-GYMNASIUM-DEATH KNELL-BULLET-MAGIC-SOCK PUPPET

A child of five would understand this. Send someone to fetch a child of five. –Groucho Marx



SEPT 24, 2009

CAMARO-RED ROCK-ARROYO-MOUNTAIN-FARMLAND-SCAMP-POWERFUL-TERROR-MISSILES-SKILLS

A man’s growth is seen in the successive choirs of his friends. –Ralph Waldo Emerson





SEPT 23, 2009

HUG ME-STRAPPED-INDEX-FRAUD-RANDY-KEY-FLASH FORWARD-TESLA-SALESCLERK-UNCIVIL WAR

A soft refusal is not always taken, but a rude one is immediately believed. –Alexander Chase





SEPT 22, 2009

CLEANSING-SINK HOLE-EL PASO-DAMP-CLOUDY-HOPEFUL-BOOK-SHAKE AND BAKE-STRAPPED-SHIMMY

A man of courage is also full of faith. –Marcus Tullius Cicero





SEPT 21, 2009

STRANGE-ETHER-ACCOLADES-RAINWATER-ATONAL-GEYSER-SORRY-WOLF-SURRENDER-SHRILL

A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other way. –Mark Twain





SEPT 20, 2009

GOODNESS-PLUOT-WILLOW TREE-MURKY-ENVELOPE-RESEMBLANCE-FRAGMENT-CRIME SCENE-CANINE-BORDER

Nature has no principles. She makes no distinction between good and evil. –Anatole France





SEPT 19,2009

GOLDEN-KILLING-SNOW FLAKE-JILLION-FOREBEARS-LOQUAT-BELIEVE-UNRAVEL-POTENT-FIZZ

The more I know men, the more I love my dog. –Unknown



SEPT 18, 2009

WHIPPERSNAPPER-CLOVERLEAF-BOUNCED-DRILL-COLLAGE-DANDELION-GEEK-SUSHI-TRUTH-RIB CAGE

Happiness in the present is only shattered by comparison with the past. –Doug Horton





SEPT 17, 2009

ROAD TRIP-HEALING-ONTARIO-OOPS-PINTO-DETOUR-GREAT GRANDFATHER-HAIL MARY-FEATURED-FISH TOWN

Money may be the husk of many things, but not the kernel. It buys you food, but not appetite; medicine, but not health; acquaintances, but not friends; servants, but not loyalty; days of joy, but not peace or happiness. –Henrik Ibsen





SEPT 16, 2009

GHOSTLY-DOCTORS-ASPEN-SWEET N LOW-JUKE JOINT-FRIGHTENED-NAILGUN-RAPIDS-SKATER-SWING

She had a pretty gift for quotation, which is a serviceable substitute for wit. –W. Somerset Maugham





SEPT 15,2009

SPEARMINT-GENTLEMEN-COLLEGE-SHIFTY-NATIONAL GUARD-FLIPSIDE-POTENT-REPOSE-LOONEY TUNES-DRY RUN

Man will occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of the time he will pick himself up and continue on. –Winston Churchill





SEPT 14, 2009

PAPER CUP-PILLOW-EVOLUTION-ICELAND-BUFFALO BILL-CLEAVE-COLONY-WINDOW-ESCALATOR-MARKET SQUARE

A home is not a mere transient shelter: its essence lies in the personalities of the people who live in it. –Henry Louis Mencken





SEPT 13, 2009

DISHWATER BLONDE-RELATIVE-AIR FORCE BLUE-ORCHID-BAD NEWS-WOMEN WITH MUSTACHES-DATA-SPOKANE-BIFOCALS-JACKBOOTS

A diet is when you watch what you eat and wish you could eat what you watch. –Hermione Gingold





SEPT 12, 2009

PALM TREE-OIL-PISTOL-HIGHWAY-MEASURE UP-GATES-ENERGY DRINK-DOING DISHES-OH CANADA-POLITE

All men are created equal, It is only men themselves who place themselves above equality. –David Allan Coe





SEPT 11

WOVEN-SEPIA-AWAKEN-OUTLAW-SURREAL-OKIE-AAA-DRY CLEANING-FLEECE JACKET-RIVER

An educated person is one who has learned that information almost always turns out to be at best incomplete and very often false, misleading, fictitious, mendacious – just dead wrong. –Russell Baker







SEPT 10, 2009

FLOOD-ARMY-HAMPER-ELEVATORS-BONES-VITAL-MEDICATED-PARTNER-SHADY-SHARP FACED

A man is not old until regrets take the place of dreams. –John Barrymore





SEPT 9, 2009

GOOD FEELING-HARNESS-GRAIN OF SALT-LULL-SYMPTOM-SLEUTH-PROVOKE-OPEN SPACE-PLUS-MILKY

A man who won’t die for something is not fit to live. –Martin Luther King, Jr.





SEPT 8, 2009

DETAILS-DEEPLY-SOLO MISSION-BOREDOM-ANTICS-VOLUNTEER-MENTOR-VISTA-AVOCADO-PREEN

Think? Why think! We have computers to do that for us. –Jean Rostand



SEPT 7, 2009

LABOR-DESERT HIGHWAY-WINDMILL-ROTTEN-TAXI-21-WATERMELON-ALLEY-GRAVLAX-DISTRICT

The work an unknown good man has done is like a vein of water flowing hidden underground, secretly making the ground green. –Thomas Carlyle



SEPT 6, 2009

BELL PEPPER-BRAIN IN GEAR-SIP-HELP ME-LARRY-HUMONGOUS-EARLY BIRD-BORDERS-SOY-SWINDLE

Good friends stab you in the front.–Unknown

SEPT 5, 2009

COCKATOO-TITANIUM-LIFELINE-SNUB-JACKS-CADS-ROAD-LAVENDER-GATES-DISFUNCTION

Our natures are a lot like oil, mix us with anything else, and we strive to swim on top. –Joan Rivers



SEPT 4, 2009

MANHUNT-RIOT-MASSIF-ELM TREE-SHALE-ICE CREAM-DIRT BIKE-SETO STREET-GANGLAND

Change is inevitable – except from a vending machine. –Robert C. Gallagher





SEPT 3, 2009

TENUOUS-FLAMES-MUSEUM-PINATA-SPRINKLE-TALK SHOW HOST-CHEW-MEASURE-UNPAID BILL-CHAT ET SOURIS

No man can think clearly when his fists are clenched. –George Jean Nathan



SEPT 2, 2009

SHUTDOWN-COMPLAIN-HACIENDA-BLACK WATER-POVERTY-VERMIN-TORTOISE-ROSEBUD-THUMB-KITE

Youth is when you’re allowed to stay up late on New Year’s Eve. Middle age is when you’re forced to.



–Bill Vaughan





SEPT 1, 2009

AGONY-DRILLING-IMPLANT-BOYCOTT-NAZI-SOLID GOLD-RECLINER-FERMENT-DEL MAR-UGLI

To be satisfied with a little, is the greatest wisdom; and he that increaseth his riches, increaseth his cares; but a contented mind is a hidden treasure, and trouble findeth it not. –Akhenaton



AUG 31, 2009

PUBLIC OPINION-WAREHOUSE-SHARK-EXIT STRATEGY-SUMMER-HASSLE-FUNNY STUFF-POT BELLY-KEY PAD-DIAL TONE

You can’t say civilization don’t advance… in every war they kill you in a new way. –Will Rogers



AUG 30, 2009

HOPE-FAILURE-TURMOIL-DENNY’S-YOGA-LEARNING TO USE-ROAR-BORON-BEN & JERRY’S-AVENUES

The common idea that success spoils people by making them vain, egotistic and self-complacent is erroneous; on the contrary it makes them, for the most part, humble, tolerant and kind. –W. Somerset Maugham



AUG 29, 2009

FAITH-TEXT MESSAGE-CRESCENT-VICTOR-UNDER THE BED-DEALT-EPICENTER-SAPPHIRE-BOOS-POINTS

All hockey players are bilingual. They know English and profanity. –Gordie Howe



AUG 28, 2009

REFORM-UNVEILED-JESTER-PUB-NO.5-TESTED-BUBBLING-HOSTAGE-FESTIVAL-COMEBACK

You must have been warned against letting the golden hours slip by; but some of them are golden only because we let them slip by. –James M. Barrie



AUG 27,2009

EMBATTLED-PEEK-STRAIGHT UP-CLAMS-VIOLA-JOY-SWARMED-GLITCH-CASKET-WEAVER

The danger of the past was that men became slaves. The danger of the future is that man may become robots. –Erich Fromm



AUG 26, 2009



GLOW-JUNK FOOD-PRISON-MEDICINE-PLENTY-CRUEL-EVIL BOSS-HOSPITALITY-RUNWAY-SOUVENIR

A satellite has no conscience. –Edward R. Murrow



AUG 25, 2009

MINOR-AGE OF REASON-BROKEN-PERIL-DISCORD-SNITCH-TOWNIE-MEMORY-SOPRANO-MISSOURI

Isn’t it enough to see that a garden is beautiful without having to believe that there are fairies at the bottom of it too? -Douglas Adams



AUG 24,2009

WINGS-STUNNER-WHALE-GLOOMY-BOBBLES-BRIDGE-CLIFF-RAZOR WIRE-OBESITY-EGYPT

If I can be of any help, you’re in worse trouble than I thought. –Unknown

AUG 23, 2009

PIPES-ICE AGE-MAJOR-PUNK-TIME-ALIENS-GETAWAY-BATS-I TOLD YOU SO-LIVID

Let us so live that when we come to die, even the undertaker will be sorry. –Mark Twain

AUG 22, 2009

GODFORSAKEN-PHOTOSHOP-TUG OF WAR-OCHRE-AKBAR-CHANGE-TAPS-FORLORN-EDDY-HUMANOID

A conservative is a man who just sits and thinks, mostly sits. –Woodrow Wilson

AUG 21, 2009



BEESWAX-TRAVELING-FARMER-TALLY-PRINCE-COMEBACK-SWEETNESS-GUNNING-RECLUSE-TEMPEST



The poets have been mysteriously silent on the subject of cheese. –Gilbert K. Chesterton





AUG 20, 2009



POLICY-KNOCK KNOCK-TUMBLE-INFLUENZA-FLOSS-NURSING HOME-MARVEL-MOSES-REFORM-SNEAK



Peace is liberty in tranquillity. –Marcus Tullius Cicero







AUG 19,2009



SCRAP HEAP-RELEASE-PORTRAIT-WINE-DAMAGES-PIECE OF CAKE-PIZAZZ-PUCK-HOWDY-JUMP IN



Patriotism is your conviction that this country is superior to all others because you were born in it. –George Bernard Shaw



The String-of-10 Contest is now closed! Flash Fiction Chronicles received 50 (50!!) entries. Thanks to all of you who entered!







AUG 18, 2009



MENTAL CASE-CALCULATOR-ACQUITTED-SLAM-AFTERMATH-FRAME-VICE-URBAN-CROSSOVER-PROMISE



A hen is only an egg’s way of making another egg. –Samuel Butler



LAST DAY TO SUBMIT TO THE STRING-OF-10 CONTEST!



Don’t forget the String-of-10 Contest is extended until Tuesday, August 18, Midnight, PDT! 250-words or less using the contest prompt. Click here for guides: GUIDELINES







AUG 17, 2009



SECRET SAUCE-CYBERSPACE-ALLIANCE-CASUALTIES-CORN DOGS-STUNNER-DENIM-ABERDEEN-WASTE DUMP-PANDORA



Secretly, I wanted to look like Jimi Hendrix, but I could never quite pull it off. –Bryan Ferry



Don’t forget the String-of-10 Contest is extended until Tuesday, August 18, Midnight, PDT! 250-words or less using the contest prompt. Click here for guides: GUIDELINES







Aug 8 through Aug 16, 2008 DEADLINE EXTENDED TO TUESDAY, AUGUST 18, 12 am PDT



String of 10 Contest Prompt (for guidelines and how to enter, click here)



BLOW BACK-STORM-JAUNDICE-STEAM-TATTOO-SENSE OF FUN-CANTALOUPE-STREAKED-UMBER-DRIPPING SWEAT



And when is there time to remember, to sift, to weigh, to estimate, to total? –Tillie Olsen







AUG 7, 2009



IRON AGE-RUMBLE-EDGE-HUMANOID-HEALING-LAVISH-99-HAUNT-HELP WANTED-SUNDAY



A film is a petrified fountain of thought. –Jean Cocteau







AUG 6, 2009



GYPSIES-HOMEGROWN-LAVASH-MONSTER-TWISTER-ADRIFT-SWINE-HAPPY FACE-CUSTODY-BLAZE



He’s the kind of man a woman would have to marry to get rid of. –Mae West







AUG 5, 2009



FRAUGHT-SHORT SHRIFT-LIGHTHOUSE-HIBACHI-PLANE TICKET-GRAVE STONE-COMMIT-LAST FRIEND-CERULEAN-JORDAN



The way to love anything is to realize that it may be lost. –Gilbert K. Chesterton



AUG 4, 2009



MUFTI-STRUGGLE-SLASHED-CHILI BOWL-BRIDEGROOM-CRANKY-PYTHON-SOLAR-GIZMO-SNO CONE



If there are no stupid questions, then what kind of questions do stupid people ask? Do they get smart just in time to ask questions? –Scott Adams







AUG 3, 2009



CAMELLIA-NAVY-WICKER-EPIC-FLY PAPER-SHOCK-BARBADOS-PENCIL-MOTEL 6-TORCHIERE



I cannot speak well enough to be unintelligible. –Jane Austen







AUG 2, 2009



LOYALTY-CYNIC-BEATLES-RADIATION-HUMPDAY-FIDDLER-SLIDE SHOW-TRY HARDER-PRESSED FLOWER-HAUNTING



Some stories are true that never happened. –Elie Wiesel







AUG 1, 2009



ROMEO-MAD COW-ACID BUILD UP-RISKY-FIZZLE-BUMS-LUST-JAZZ BAND-ENOUGH-OVERSEAS



We make our friends; we make our enemies; but God makes our next-door neighbour. –Gilbert Keith Chesterton







JULY 31, 2009



FRUSTRATION-HUMILIATION-DESPERATION-IRRITATION-IMAGINATION-DAMNATION-CASTRATION-ELEVATION-DELIBERATION-CARNATION



If you don`t get what you want, it`s a sign either that you did not seriously want it, or that you tried to bargain over the price. –Rudyard Kipling







JULY 30, 2009



COURT-SMALL-ROCK-WASTE-BREW-LASH-FOG-SLAIN-HOOK-SLAP



Death is one of the few things that can be done as easily lying down. The difference between sex and death is that with death you can do it alone and no one is going to make fun of you. –Woody Allen









JULY 29, 2009



VIBRANT-TENANTS-SAUSAGE-LATIN LOVER-GEOPHYSICISTS-REELING-CLUNKERS-BACKLOG-MISHAP-CORINTHIAN LEATHER



A joke is a very serious thing. –Winston Churchill







JULY 28, 2009



WOLF PACK-SNEAKER-VEST-PLUNGE-CHELSEA-MATERNITY-INFLUENZA-SCARECROW-SPARKLE-BEESWAX



To wear your heart on your sleeve isn’t a very good plan; you should wear it inside, where it functions best. –



Margaret Thatcher







JULY 27, 2009



HIATUS-ROGUE WAVE-MIX UP-EVISCERATE-GATOR-MEDIEVAL-FAKE-SQUATTERS-TANGERINE-BOXITE



We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give. –Winston Churchill







JULY 26, 2009



WICKED-UGLY-SHRINK-HIATUS-INVISIBLE-ATLANTA-SELF STARTER-WEAKNESS-SPIDERS-TRUCK STOP



A child of five would understand this. Send someone to fetch a child of five. –Groucho Marx



JULY 25, 2009



TWILIGHT-TAMP DOWN-WEDGE-UNSETTLING-ANCIENT-TEACHER MAN-WILDEBEEST-PLEASURE-GLAUCOUS-JOLT



A single rose can be my garden… a single friend, my world. –Leo Buscaglia







JULY 24, 2009



FANBOYS-SWEEP-GRAB BAG-TRIPLE A-AUCTION-PIRATE-OVERSIGHT-MAYHEM-SAPPHIRE-INDULGE



Always forgive your enemies – nothing annoys them so much. –Oscar Wilde







JULY 23, 2009



BOBBLEHEAD-AUCTION-BETSY ROSS-NERD-PURPLE PROSE-OFF SHORE-DROWNING-GOSSIP-SPRUCE-HYENA



Faith, to my mind, is a stiffening process, a sort of mental starch. –E. M. Forster







JULY 22, 2009



APOLLO-COTTAGE CHEESE-34 HOUR ORATION-STILL-CREPT-HEAD SOUTH-SUSPECT-TRIBAL-FRAY-NEO NAZI



Life is like playing a violin solo in public and learning the instrument as one goes on. –Samuel Butler







JULY 21, 2009



PLACEBO-NECK ACHE-WATTS TOWERS-DORADO-MIDWAY-REASSURING-LANKY-BELLS-SOUL MATE-PUCE



People are pretty much alike. It’s only that our differences are more susceptible to definition than our similarities. –Linda Ellerbee







JULY 20, 2009



POT SHOTS-ASHES-RUTHLESS-DIVA-MYSTERY-SNAKE-MIXED SIGNALS-ESCAPE-360-SERMON



Education’s purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one. –Malcolm Forbes







JULY 19, 2009



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The most pitiful among men is he who turns his dreams into silver and gold. –Kahlil Gibran







JULY 18, 2009



TROJAN-ASSASSIN-22 CARAT GOLD-WHISKERS-PROFESSOR-LAB TECH-SWING DANCE-MISSING-RICE KRISPIES-BLOOD



The idea is to die young as late as possible. –Ashley Montagu







JULY 17, 2009



CAPSIZE-GOODER-CELLAR-FAULT LINE-STRONG MAN-GNOME-MONASTERY-FUGUE-CHINATOWN-DISENGAGE



Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people. –Eleanor Roosevelt







JULY 16, 2009



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Ignorance is no excuse, it’s the real thing. –Irene Peter







JULY 15, 2009



PALATE-BOOB JOB-A LA CARTE-PRIVATE PARTY-STONE HOUSE-WRESTLING-ROMEO-HI RES-PREPPIE-5 CENTS A DANCE



Computers are useless. They can only give you answers.–Pablo Picasso







JULY 14, 2009



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It is a far, far better thing that I do, than I have ever done; it is a far, far better rest that I go to, than I have ever known. –Charles Dickens







JULY 13, 2009



VILLAGE-CONSPICUOUS-SUBPOENA-LOADED-GUITAR-TRACKING-SLIDING DOORS-HAREM PANTS-SUCCULENTS-POLKA



The fastest way to succeed is to look as if you’re playing by somebody else’s rules, while quietly playing by your own.



–Michael Korda







JULY 12, 2009



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We can’t plan life. All we can do is be available for it. –Lauryn Hill







JULY 11, 2009



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A writer should write with his eyes and a painter paint with his ears. –Gertrude Stein







JULY 10, 2009



TITANIUM-EAT HER GUN-KEY-REFUGEE-IMPASSE-FIFTH AVENUE-iPHONE-ORGANIST-LILY OF THE VALLEY-SALSA-VERDE



Anger is a short madness. –Horace



JULY 9, 2009



VICTOR-MAVERICK-FRENZY-VENETIAN BLINDS-FIST FACED-COSMETIC-EDIBLE-IRON ORE-SKI LODGE-DELICATE



After thirty, a body has a mind of its own. –Bette Midler







JULY 8, 2009



BEASTS OF BURDEN-HARBINGER-AVALON-POTATO FLOWERS-VICTOR-SHORT STRAW-TOE RING-JAMS-UNVEIL-COOLER



What then is time? If no one asks me, I know what it is. If I wish to explain it to him who asks, I do not know. –Saint Augustine



JULY 7, 2009



CONFLICTED-BLACK CHERRY-WRAPAROUND SUNGLASSES-CARRION-PATRON-KNIFE-DRUID-ENCRUSTED-LOATHING-CLINCH



Ah, summer, what power you have to make us suffer and like it. –Russell Baker







JULY 6, 2009



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All change is not growth, as all movement is not forward. –Ellen Glasgow







JULY 5, 2009



GLITCH IN THE SYSTEM-COLLABORATOR-HITLER’S CHILDREN-SEA BREEZE-MALICE-WAR GAMES-REVEAL-STRENGTH-EMERALD-WOODED TRACK



Men fear death as children fear to go in the dark; and as that natural fear in children is increased by tales, so is the other. –Francis Bacon







JULY 3, 2009



KATHARINE-HELL HOLE-SUNRISE-KINGDOM-MANIFESTATION-RADIO HEAD-SUPERFLUOUS-HANGOVER-ENCAPSULATE-MONARCH



Dictionaries are like watches: the worst is better than none, and the best cannot be expected to go quite true. Samuel Johnson







JULY 2, 2009



HATCHED-FAR FLUNG-CONCH SHELL-FESTIVAS FOR THE REST OF US-ETERNAL-PACIFIC ROSE-SWAMPY-TORTURE-FEATHERY-MERCURY



Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes. –Oscar Wilde







JULY 1, 2009



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The greater the difficulty, the more the glory in surmounting it. –Epicurus







JUNE 30, 2009



BAGELS-POLKA-STOCKHOLDER-ANGEL-SEASONS-DRESS CODE-ATM-PARROT FEVER-WORRY-CUSTODIANS



Faith is a passionate intuition.–William Wordsworth







JUNE 29. 2009



ASSAULT-GIRLFRIEND-VHS TAPES-CIRCUS-PORCELAIN-DECIMATE-FORGOTTEN-RECKLESS-ALLEGRO-AFTERTASTE



The ineffable joy of forgiving and being forgiven forms an ecstasy that might well arouse the envy of the gods. –Elbert Hubbard







JUNE 28,2009



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A few vices are sufficient to darken many virtues. –Plutarch







JUNE 27, 2009



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A prudent question is one-half of wisdom. –Francis Bacon







JUNE 26, 2009



SAY GOODBYE-BULL-WANING-WITCHY WOMAN-CROSSHATCH-SHADOW BLUE-RELAPSE-BOOZE-SURPRISE-SALIVA



Forgiveness is the economy of the heart… forgiveness saves the expense of anger, the cost of hatred, the waste of spirits. –Hannah More







JUNE 25, 2009



UNIONS-SINGLE MALT-CAMERA BUG-CAMEO-REPELS-LEVIATHON-RHAPSODY-OLD BRIDGE-NECTARINE-DEFLECT



A true friend is one soul in two bodies. –Aristotle



JUNE 24, 2009



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Dreams are true while they last, and do we not live in dreams? –Alfred Lord Tennyson







JUNE 23, 2009



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Hope never abandons you, you abandon it. –George Weinberg







JUNE 22, 2009



GLUTTON-2012-LAMBLIKE-PECTORALS-STAIN REMOVER-KENT STATE-CYCHLIDS-MANUMIT-IRRESOLUTE-DESCANT



All things are subject to decay and when fate summons, monarchs must obey. –John Dryden



JUNE 21, 2009



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Men of my age live in a state of continual desperation. –Vita Sackville-West







JUNE 20, 2009



NO SHIT SHERLOCK-DEERSTALKER-DENTURES-TERMITES-ENGAGEMENT-REMINISCENT-GHEE-FARAWAY-FOREST-HEMATITE



The world is what it is; men who are nothing, who allow themselves to become nothing, have no place in it. –V. S. Naipaul







JUNE 19, 2009



DESTINY-TURKEY-MORTUARY-BEACHED-GOOD WILL-PAINTER-BRONZY-SWELLING-KEEP MUM-LURID



The wisdom of the wise and the experience of the ages are perpetuated by quotations.–Benjamin Disraeli







JUNE 18, 2009



BOMBING-PANEL OF CLERICS-BOLSTER-TEEN PREGNANCY-EAVESDROP-MEGAPAIN-CHARGED-INDIGO-FAKE MURDER-SADDLED



Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that is the stuff life is made of. –Benjamin Franklin







JUNE 17, 2009



LUST-BOGART-CALENDULA-EBON-AFRAID-GALLERY-PICKLE-MOLLIFY-PRESTO-QUIBBLE



There is a time for some things, and a time for all things; a time for great things, and a time for small things. –Miguel de Cervantes







JUNE 16,2009



TEA TIME-CHINTZY-SIAMESE TWINS-COURTYARD-ALGEBRA-SLICES-GREED-CLENCH-WALTZ-HUNT CLUB



War, war is still the cry,— war even to the knife! –Lord Byron



JUNE 15, 2009



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Few men have the natural strength to honour a friend s success without envy . I well know that mirror of friendship, shadow of a shade. –Aeschylus







JUNE 14, 2009



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A lifetime of happiness! No man alive could bear it: it would be hell on earth. –George Bernard Shaw



JUNE 13, 2009



ZOMBIE MOM-HARNESS-ETUDE-HORNED EEL-REVERTS-LAKE TITICACA-DUNGAREE-CHAMBERLAIN-NAILS-GANGRENE



Eternal smiles his emptiness betray, As shallow streams run dimpling all the way. –Alexander Pope







JUNE 12, 2009



HAPPENSTANCE-TIDY UP-FRATERNITY-WARBLER-POSTAL CLERK-OOZE-BLUNT-NESTOR-BACKWATER-YELLOW



Any nose may ravage with impunity a rose. –Robert Browning







JUNE 11, 2009



JUICED-RHINOCEROS-ENVY PERSONIFIED-CITADEL-SATED-POMELO-MARITAL BREAKDOWN-CRITICIZE-CARESS-SALVATION



Sorrow and silence are strong, and patient endurance is godlike. –Henry Wadsworth Longfellow







JUNE 10, 2009



COFFIN-CONUMDRUM-FEAR-SKIN BARING-ARTISTIC DIRECTOR-LIQUIFIED FLESH-ENGAGING-CRUTCH-LANDSCAPE-BURNT



One murder made a villain, Millions a hero. –Beilby Porteus







JUNE 9, 2009



JUSTIFY-BOWIE KNIFE-RAFFIA-SPIRAL-CONJECTURE-PROBE-BOWER-WREATH OF ELDER-COPPER-SLIVERS



Why should the Devil have all the good tunes? — Rowland Hill



JUNE 8, 2009



RELINQUISH-DEVIL MAY CARE-DIRGE-GRAVEYARD-HAWTHORN-OWLET-DEVIOUS-MINERS-DUSTY-GARBAGE



Hegel remarks somewhere that all great world-historic facts and personages appear, so to speak, twice. He forgot to add: the first time as tragedy, the second time as farce. –Karl Marx







JUNE 7, 2009



WHITE HART-GRACE-AGAVE-CENTURY-PUSH UPS-RELINQUISH-HUMILIATE-FORT WAYNE-AVARICIOUS-STRIPPED



We are young



And we are friends of time. –Edwin Arlington Robinson







JUNE 6, 2009



MUSCLE MEN-PLAYA DEL REY-ELECTRICITY-HUMBLE PIE-STROKE-FORENSIC-ILLEGAL-FAIRY DUST-FIDDLER-CHARTREUSE



I am free of all prejudices. I hate everyone equally. — W C Fields







JUNE 5, 2009



BUMMED-MESMERIZE-PARABOLIC-EXPIATE-REDEMPTION-POMEGRANATES-PEARLY GRAY-ASPHALT-CULT-ORDERED



I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work ! — Thomas Alva Edison







JUNE 4, 2009



PICKLE DISH-LANDSCAPE-SAGUARO-FLAME-OASIS-BLEAK-FIELD MOUSE-BARREN-SPRUCE TREES-GRAY



Be careful what you ask for, you just might get it. –Adage







JUNE 3, 2009



POST MORTEM-SLEEK-ARRANGEMENT-MEMORY-LITTLE LEAGUE-ELEVEN-SILENCE-LICHEN-OLIVE TREES-RETREAT



You are constantly invited to be what you are.–Ralph Waldo Emerson quoted from Brenda Miller’s “Blessing of the Animals” in the 2009 Pushcart Prize anthology.







JUNE 2, 2009



DRAMA QUEEN-FALCON-SEPIA-FAUX PAS-MEANDER-GLOSS-KNEE RAFTER-DOTE-FUSS-PLUMMET



Absence of proof is not proof of absence. –Michael Crichton



JUNE 1, 2009



YOKO ONO-1001-CLASP-ACOLYTE-JOHN HENRY-ADROIT-TOPAZ-FIDELITY-RESORT-CRESTED BUTTE



The hunger for love is much more difficult to remove than the hunger for bread. –Mother Teresa







MAY 31, 2009



PIE CHART-MASSACHUSETTS-HOKUM POKUM-FLEECE SWEATS-SUBTROPIC-BOOKMARK-RACE-WELDING-HEARTBROKEN-VERTIGRISTact is the ability to describe others as they see themselves. –Abraham Lincoln







MAY 30, 2009



VITAMIN-FLIPPED-FOUR CORNERS-JUSTIFY-SALUBRIOUS-CHAR BROILED-PUMPKIN-ATELIER-TUMBLE-RAT’S ASS



‘Twas a woman who drove me to drink, and I never had the courtesy to thank her for it. –W. C. Fields







MAY 29, 2009



FINELY TUNED MACHINE-WITNESS-LAVENDAR BUSHES-BROKEN SHOE-BLUSTER-GOAT CHEESE-VEGAN-FERRET-EMO-HOT CROSS BUNS



Let everyone sweep in front of his own door, and the whole world will be clean. –Johann Wolfgang von Goethe







MAY 28, 2009



MUSTY-PINAFORE-TEASPOONFUL-BLUDGEON-CREEP-EXULT-PAINSTAKING-WIMPLE-TROIKA-VIRIDIAN



Better a diamond with a flaw than a pebble without. –Confucius







MAY 27, 2009



PEPSI-DYSPEPSIA-FLUCTUATE-ETON JACKET-ICE BOAT-BLUE GOOSE-STARKVILLE-LUNCHEONETTE-PONDER-REVERBERANT



It is not necessary for the public to know whether I am joking or whether I am serious, just as it is not necessary for me to know it myself. –Salvador Dali







MAY 26, 2009



DUTCH OVEN-CHARCOAL-OVERTURN-DESIST-EUNUCH-NO FRONTING-DOVE-SAPPHIRE-HOIST-PHOBOPHOBIA



Give me the luxuries of life and I will willingly do without the necessities. –Frank Lloyd Wright







MAY 25, 2009



ROSE ARBOR-MEMORY-RISING WATER-CRIMSON SCARF-DROPLET-SHUDDER-UNSHEATH-TORTOISE-DITCH-CONCRETE



Arithmetic is being able to count up to twenty without taking off your shoes. –Mickey Mouse







MAY 24, 2009



TREK-RHINE LEGEND-TEARING APART-LILAC BUSH-GRASP-SPINELESS-REGGAE-WAX-PANDER-PADDY WAGON



Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe. –H. G. Wells







MAY 23, 2000



MAYBELLINE-ARKANSAS-CELLOPHANE-PLASTIC SURGERY-JOINED AT THE HIP-MOCK-DISSOLVE-VEILED-UNDERTAKING-REFLECT



The gods too are fond of a joke. –Aristotle



MAY 22, 2009



S.O.S.-NEAT FREAK-JUPITER-ASWAN DAM-FLESHY-KIDNAP-NOISELESS-BORROW-STONE-GROGGY



Money is better than poverty, if only for financial reasons. –Woody Allen







MAY 21, 2009



GUILT-HARD CANDY-PURPLE HORIZON-FLAGRANT-YANKEE POT ROAST-GLOSSY-EXIST-CATERWAUL-PROFANE-HOUND



After I’m dead, I’d rather have people ask why I have no monument than why I have one. –Marcus Porcius Cato



MAY 20, 2009



MUSH-VESTAL VIRGINS-REGALE-WEDNESDAY-WOODEN NICKEL-SINISTER-CUDGEL-OVOID-MALODOROUS-LAMBENT



‘Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all. –Alfred Lord Tennyson



MAY 19, 2009

BLUE RAIN-CHILDREN-OZONE-DRAFT-SUSTAIN-MUSKMELON-LUCIFER-DRAIN-JUGGLE-LIKE GREASED LIGHTNING

To retain respect for sausages and laws, one must not watch them in the making. –Otto von Bismarck