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Paradelle, NJ,USA
Random by design. Predictably irrational. It's turtles all the way down. Dolce far niente.
Interests: photography, poetry, nature, walking, the ocean, mindfulness
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“I believe that everything happens for a reason. People change so that you can learn to let go, things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right, you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself, and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.” ― Marilyn Monroe ​ Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2015 at Escaped Thoughts
I'll be trying out the Amazon Fire phone for a few weeks. Do you have one? If so, any comments, tips or warnings? Continue reading
Posted Sep 2, 2014 at Escaped Thoughts
Looking at what has been lost or is in danger of being lost in New Jersey tidal pool Continue reading
Posted Dec 12, 2013 at Escaped Thoughts
Paradelle is now following Writing Spirit
Dec 7, 2013
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Dec 7, 2013
This week on Sierra Club Radio: It's our 7th anniversary special featuring interviews from some of our favorite past guests: Tom Friedman, Ashley Judd, and Nick Kristoff. Happy Birthday Sierra Club Radio! via Continue reading
Reblogged Dec 7, 2013 at Escaped Thoughts
Rule 1: If there's no really good reason for a business to be done locally, it will migrate to the web. Rule 2: Businesses that migrate to the web often have economies of scale, and those businesses quickly coalesce into just a few (or even one) winner. The winning strategy for the local business or freelancer, then, is: a. provide a product or service that truly works better when it's local, and b. do it in a way that works better when it's small, custom, connected and not in search of economies of scale. via Continue reading
Reblogged Dec 7, 2013 at Escaped Thoughts
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Reblogged Dec 7, 2013 at Escaped Thoughts
"1492. As children, we were taught to memorize this year with pride and joy as the year people began living full and imaginative lives on the continent of North America. Actually, people had been living full and imaginative lives on the continent of North America for hundreds of years before that. 1492 was simply the year sea pirates began to rob, cheat, and kill them." — Kurt Vonnegut Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2011 at Escaped Thoughts
Life is like a doughnut - either you're in the dough or in the hole. Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2011 at Escaped Thoughts
Some guys have a six pack. Some guys have a keg. Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2011 at Escaped Thoughts
Moonlight, Summer Moonlight by Emily Bronte 'Tis moonlight, summer moonlight, All soft and still and fair; The solemn hour of midnight Breathes sweet thoughts everywhere, But most where trees are sending Their breezy boughs on high, Or stooping low are lending A shelter from the sky. And there in those wild bowers A lovely form is laid; Green grass and dew-steeped flowers Wave gently round her head. Bio note via Emily Bronte, born in Thornton, Yorkshire, England (1818) is the author of Wuthering Heights (1848), a story of love and tragedy set in the moors of Yorkshire. She was the fifth of six talented Bronte children born to parents who seemed to have had no literary interest themselves. Their mother died when Emily was two, and the children were pretty much left to their own devices. Their father was aloof and treated his children as intellectual equals. Other than that, he mostly ignored them. The Bronte children had only themselves for playmates. Their house was bounded on two sides by the village graveyard. They became best friends with each other. All the Bronte children were avid readers and storytellers. They made up a mythical land called Gondal, and Emily made it the subject of many of her poems. She was shy and reclusive and whenever she left home she got homesick. She joined her three older sisters at a school for clergymen's children when she was six. In 1845, Charlotte found out that Emily had been writing poetry. Charlotte had also been secretly writing verse, and so had Anne. They published their joint work the next year. Instead of using their real names, they called it Poems by Currer, Ellis and Acton Bell. That book sold only two copies, but it paved the way for Charlotte's Jane Eyre (1846)... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2011 at Escaped Thoughts
Health - physical and mental - is not just the absence of sickness. Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2011 at Escaped Thoughts
On this day in 1977, the Apple II computer went on sale, and the era of personal computing began. Developed by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak, it was the first successful mass-produced microcomputer designed for home use. It came standard with 4 kilobytes of memory, game paddles, and a demo cassette with some programs on it. Most people used their televisions as monitors. The Apple II sold for about $1,300; today that same money will buy you an iMac, with 4 gigabytes — one million times the original amount — of memory, a sleek backlit 21-inch monitor, and a 2.7 gigahertz processor. Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2011 at Escaped Thoughts
In theory there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice there is. -- Yogi Berra More Berraisms Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2011 at Escaped Thoughts
Good line. Great actor. Mediocre film. "Every idea man's ever had about the universe suddenly up for grabs. Bio-digital jazz, man." Jeff Bridges in Tron: Legacy Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2011 at Escaped Thoughts
“This writing business. Pencils and what-not. Over-rated, if you ask me. Silly stuff. Nothing in it.” Eeyore (via A.A. Milne) Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2011 at Escaped Thoughts
“From things that have happened . . . and from all things that you know and all those you cannot know, you make something through your invention that is not a representation but a whole new thing truer than anything true and alive, and you make it alive, and if you make it well enough, you give it immortality…. That is why you write and for no other reason.” – Ernest Hemingway Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2011 at Escaped Thoughts
“Fasten your seat belts. It’s going to be a bumpy night.” Bette Davis (in All About Eve ) Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2011 at Escaped Thoughts
“Take rest; a field that has rested gives a bountiful crop.” - Ovid Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2011 at Escaped Thoughts
The final countdown..., originally uploaded by DaveDoop. Space Shuttle Discovery (STS-133) reaches Pad 39A for the final time at 1:15am on September 21, 2010. Launch is scheduled for November 1, 2010 at 4:40pm. Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2011 at Escaped Thoughts
The return of Szarotka the Cookie Monster! (children and sensitive people: don't look!), originally uploaded by pyza*. Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2011 at Escaped Thoughts