31 March 2009

Sesam 3D map - (3D revolution for the people?)

Land of Illusion 太虚幻境 New Media Art (& Second Life Art) From China

(2009 Conference) Information Design Association : http://www.infodesign.org.uk/

(Interactive Mindmap) How to Twitter for Business Via

E-Learning Animations

Complexity and a Pragmatic Theory of Knowledge (via NON LINEAR PHILOSOPHY)

(Daniel Belasco Rogers's) "map" Bookmarks

An artist turns a photo into an iconic image – but is it fair use?

(NY) The Armory Show - International Fair of New Art ( became part of the Merchandise Mart family in 2007)

Similar? style (http://www.myartspace.com/jonbarwick/ )

"Give yourself this rest you've earned." - The Universe
"We all admire the wisdom of people who come to us for advice." - Jack Herbert
"A mistake is proof that someone tried anyhow." - Proverb
"He who works with his hands is a laborer. He who works with his hands and his head is a craftsman. He who works with his hands, his head, and his heart is an artist." - St. Francis of Assisi
"We do not remember days; we remember moments." - Cesare Pavese

30 March 2009

Google Static Maps API lets you embed a Google Maps image on your webpage (without requiring JavaScript or any dynamic page loading).

(Blog) Information Retrieval. Information Visualization. Data Mining... http://abeautifulwww.com/

Dialogue Map

(IxD, UX, IA, and HCI) http://www.interaction-design.org/calendar/ Calendar (and list of approaching deadlines).

(The University of Toronto's) Knowledge Media Design Institute : http://www.kmdi.utoronto.ca/

Figures for "Impossible fractals"

Index of Collages

How Escher achieved some of his effects or devices.

Add-Art : http://add-art.org/ is a free FireFox add-on which replaces advertising on websites with curated art images.

Huge painting on sale for 99 cents

"When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on." - Franklin D. Roosevelt
"No matter what you do, your accumulated errors become part of your style, and while others may copy you, no one can take it away from you." - Robert Genn
"One who treads the Immortal Way in the natural flow given to him will be true in all things and seeks not to strive." - Charles Henry Kropf, THE IMMORTAL WAY, 23
"No one ever regrets raising the bar, ever, ever, ever. Scare yourself. (Besides, this is your year, and I got your back)." - The Universe
"Curious people overlook graphically designed advertising to search for patterns and hidden visual treasures." - R.B.Wild

27 March 2009

(In Second Life) “Land of Illusion” is an open space for artist collaboration and creativity.

(Map) Bush Ranch

Tilt Shift Maker : http://tiltshiftmaker.com/ is a free service that allows you to set the size/area of blur to create the tilt shift effect. Via

(Flash Movie) Frontal Lobes

(Call for Applications) Banff New Media Institute Programs (2009–10)

http://vi.sualize.us/search/all/map/ : etc

("Art book") Summer Map Book was entered by Britta Gustafson into the Information Aesthetics Paper-Based Visualization Competition. Via --------------->

(Definition) 'dossier' - a collection or file of documents containing information about a particular person or topic. (http://www.sitedossier.com/site/greatmap.blogspot.com )

Expensive art auction

(Blog Comment) " Its really Amazing!! Yes ur right about this map - "never been drawn". I just save it on my pc." ( # posted by Anonymous Sujan Patricia : 02 March, 2009 03:35)

"Everyone on the right path is sincere, but not everyone who is sincere is on the right path." - Shaykh Afifi al-Akiti
"Whatever it is you want, however you want to have it, no matter why you want to have it, you can have it faster if you can first be happy without it." - The Universe
"The heart has its reasons which reason knows nothing of." - Blaise Pascal
"There are so many laws that everybody is committing a crime all the time." deputy US Attorney General, 1976 AD
"It's frustrating when you know all the answers, but nobody bothers to ask you the questions." - Author Unknown

26 March 2009

VisWiki : http://viswiki.com/en/ is a visual, intuitive, and interactive web interface to encyclopedic knowledge/information (especially of Wikipedia). Try VisWiki

Data Visualization Libraries

Abstract search engine lets you define the qualities of the image(s) you want and then selects them based on your criteria.

Easter Island map Via


Atlantis still a lost city

Interactive Fractal Art (Tutorial guide to using Sterlingware 1.7)

Artists Raising Conciousness : http://www.arcinstitute.net/blog/

(Videos) Great Ideas; Art Series Via

Quoted from

"Did you know that the letter 'e' is the most commonly used letter in the English alphabet(one out of every 8 letters written in English is the letter e)?"- G.S.
"The smaller they get, the more I see." - Via
"Just because it seems that all possibilities are exhausted doesn’t mean they are.” - Canadian Art on “The Life and Death of Painting” Via
"The arts, like language, emerged spontaneously and universally in similar forms across cultures, employing imaginative and intellectual capacities that had clear survival value." - Denis Dutton
"Confidence is something that grows with experience and doesn't need the constant reassurances from the outside world." - Sylvia White

25 March 2009

Modest Maps is a BSD-licensed display and interaction library for tile-based maps in Flash (ActionScript 2.0 and ActionScript 3.0) and Python.

Google at at glance

(Presentation) Thinking Visually Presentation

What is SLurl? clicking will teleport you to this location in Second Life. I)f you don’t have an account yet, you can SIGN UP NOW for free). Via

*** Open Simulator Resources Via

Symbolism in Chinese Folklore

(Example) Mapping Blog Community


(Example) Estate Art dealer

'Quoted from' reference

"Whatever advice you give, be brief." - Horace
"Even if I do know you, I don’t want to know or be known by the people you know." - Morton Marcus, Social networks are intrusive nuisances Via
"MEN WANTED for hazardous journey. Small wages, bitter cold, long months of complete darkness, constant danger, safe return doubtful. Honor and recognition in case of success." - Ernest Shackleton (1874-1922), purported advertisement for recruiting crew for his 1914 Antarctic expedition
"The only difference between 'think' and 'thank' is one letter." - TU
"The moments of happiness we enjoy take us by surprise. It is not that we seize them, but that they seize us." - Ashley Monagu Via

24 March 2009

OpenSimulator is a 3D Application Server that can be used to create complex 3D applications (ala Second Life). Though still considered alpha software, many people are doing exciting things with it.

Asteroid Maps

(Flickr Group) You Are Here (Maps)

http://www.vecteezy.com/ is an index of Free Vector Graphics available for download by some of the best artists around the world.

(Google Blog Search) mind mapping

Freedom of Expression: Overzealous Copyright Bozos (and Other Enemies of Creativity)

This technique generates a nice collection of snapshots of a single image with one click.

“It's not real art is it?”

http://www.killerstartups.com/ reviews 15+ internet startups per working day (Vote for the one you think will be successful).

Someone finally saw

"Scholars are giving increased attention to images as historical evidence." - Martin Collins, Editor, History and Technology (collinsm@si.edu)
"Perception of a thing (an object, a scene, a musical partition, ...) is more than the sum of its parts." - Via
"In both relationships and life trust begets trust. Generosity begets generosity. Love begets love. Be the spark (especially when it's dark)." - The Universe
"Fully realized human beings by their stillness become sages, by their movement kings.” - Chuang Tzu
"I am not an artist, I'm a manufacturer of wealth." -Dali

23 March 2009

(Example) Gigapan vs Zoomify

(Video) “Fibonacci Rose” based on a sequence of interlocking equilateral Fibonacci-series triangles that generate a double-spiral. Via

(Play) FloodSim (Make important decisions, affecting millions of people)

(Video) Net-Map

(Screen saver) MappedUp continuously tracks several RSS news feeds (alert you to news as it’s happening, where it’s happening). Via

(Example) Graphical Dispute Resolution

Puzzle: Cube Problems

(Rare unreleased track) Map to my Heart

Monitor cleaning service

Half -dozen references here

"Taoism ...was concerned primarily with the observation of nature and the discovery of its Way, or Tao. Human happiness, according to the Taoists, is achieved when men follow the natural order, acting spontaneously and trusting their intuitive knowledge." - Fritj of Capra, Chinese Thoughts, from “the Tao of Physics” Via
"... TENACITY – tinker until it works for you." - Nassim Nicholas Taleb
"There were a lot of reasons you chose to come to earth, and ... not one of them was to master being poor, lonely, or sick." - TU
"No matter where you go, there you are." - Buckaroo Bonzai
"Human vision organizes object shapes in terms of parts and their spatial relationships." -Via

20 March 2009

(Introduction & Demos) preview release of the Flex MultiScaleImage component which is built on top of the OpenZoom SDK http://openzoom.org/

Google Lively Died (8 July'08 - 31 Dec'08) when traffic started to tank (most linked obituary) Google v. Second Life? No Contest ... Wrong!!! (How Google Decides to Pull the Plug) ---> New Lively' website (? FAQ )


The Crisis of Credit Visualized

TorsoContour Map

New map IDs the core of the human brain

InfoViz Experts : http://www.vizthink.com/images/stories/vt09/VizThinkGuideFinal01.pdf

How Can You be an Awesome Commenter?

Where does your art come from ?

Vividp added this as a favorite (18Feb).

"I consider that the golden rule requires that if I like a program I must share it with other people who like it." - Richard Stallman
"You are always the student in a one-person art school. You are also the teacher of that class." - Irwin Greenberg
"Love is what makes you smile when you’re tired." - Terri, age 4
"This evolved artistic character could also be seen as taking part in casual, exploratory pursuits, the outcome of which was often unknown." - Robert Genn (discussing Denis Dutton's 'The Art Instinct')
"Be Content with what you have; rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you." - Lao Tzu

19 March 2009

Mapping Second Life

Latest "Map News"

Less text, more learning

(More examples) Triangle tessellations


Cartographers don’t lie, but they take a position...

Micropayments, Reimagined

The big reboot is yet to come

(Book) Free Culture (by Lawrence Lessig)

Another Flickr contact add

"The reality of the artwork generates the possibility of the possible." - Martin Heidegger
"Maps are interfaces between knowledge and experience. Always more than descriptions, they represent what we usually experience as a series of impressions in the form of an image seen from an extra-corporeal viewpoint, that of shared knowledge." - Dirk Van Weelden, Author (Else/Where: New cartographies of networks and territories, p 26)
"Art is what you can get away with." - Marshall McLuhan
"Dreams are like that... most of the time you don't even know how close you are, until after they've come true. (Sometimes, even, the very day before they come true, it still feels like they're a million miles away)." - The Universe
"Practice not-doing and everything will fall into place." - Lao Tzu

18 March 2009

The Role of Map Animation (for Geographic Visualization)

The Google Maps Image Cutter (readme file)

The triangular tessellation Designer

(Discussion) Infographics - It's time to put them to the test

(Flash) Geo-zoom (http://hindsight.trulia.com/map based on Microsoft Live?)

(Video) Great Migration in the Sky

(Idea) Art Subscription (Over the course of one year you will receive a total of 4 original map collages).

Visual Poetry

The Art of Doing Nothing

Listed at NeedMaps.com ( http://needmaps.com/Maps-of-fictional-places-or-locations/) since: 18.09.2006 but Visited: 0 times.

"When children play, they come under the spell of absolute obligation, and under the shadow of the possibility that the game may be lost." - Hugo Rahner
"Anyone who has begun to think, places some portion of the world in jeopardy."- John Dewey
"I was trying to daydream, but my mind kept wandering." - Via
"Until the really "great" stuff comes along do the not-so-great stuff. The not-so-great stuff always leads to the great stuff. (Whereas doing nothing pretty much leads to nowhere.) And do it with a passion." - The Universe
"Advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer but wish we didn't." - Erica Jong

17 March 2009

Zooming in on scalable zooming tools

(Multimedia) "Reshaping America" ; An interactive map of America's new geography.

InfoVis as Seen by the World Out There (PDF)

The knowledge management puzzle

(Animation) Growth of Walmart Across America

Territorial dispute between Japan and Korea over Liancourt Rocks (small group of rocky islets located in the Sea of Japan).

Phantom Galleries LA (worked with James Nachtwey's TED Prize wish).

Artist Shepard Fairey Sues The A.P. Over Obama Image

(mp3) White noise

Got a straggler from here somehow once.

"The hallways of art are made famous by the honoured presence of many iconoclastic, non-conforming individuals." - Robert Genn
"Time, it turned out, was exactly like money; you thought of nothing else if you didn't have it, and thought of other things if you did." - R.B.Wild (after James Arthur Baldwin )
"Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were. But without it, we go nowhere." - Carl Sagan
"The truth is you are complete, you are where you should be, nothing has been missed..." - TU
"Succeeding takes more than technical skill, inspiration or simple forbearance. It incorporates your state of mind, your powers of thought and expression, your self-discipline and your strength of character." - Irwin Greenberg

16 March 2009

Visual Business Intelligence : http://www.perceptualedge.com/

Neighborhood Co-ops Google Street View

Pile'o Clothes Maps (Via John M.)

(Tony Buzan) mind-mapping Q&A

65 notable knowledge management sites and blogs Via

The Building Blocks of Our World


(Flickr) Toronto Before

740 Digital Artists

Even this mashup occasionally gets found

"I'm a peripheral visionary." - Steven Wright
"...the Inuit's vast geographic knowledge has been passed through many generations by oral means, without the use of maps or any other written documentation." - Claudio Aporta et al., 'The Trail as Home: Inuit and Their Pan-Arctic Network of Routes', Human Ecology, 2009.
"Hunches, instincts, and intuition are priceless, because they throw you into action. Right?" - The Universe
"If you are struggling to earn a living, then you have to appeal to your market. If you aren't then you don't." - R.B.Wild
"One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things." - Henry Miller

13 March 2009

False Myths of InfoVis

eLearning research institute

(Visual summary) The Fall of GM

Tiling in Three Dimensions

More Website trackers

Canada's Stonehenge

This page was automatically translated from English. View original web page or mouse over text to view original language. Back to Translate

Ottawa run cam

A Blog about Fractal Art


"When one is endowed with talent, one cannot depend on it." - moral
"When a painting is in the making, we seem to recognize it little by little, but without ever knowing ahead of time what its true visage will exactly be." - Jean Bazaine
"It's sometimes wise not to grow up." - ?
"How will you answer those who will one day look at your utterly amazing life, and say, "Yeah, but for you it was easy"? (of course you'll tell them it was, and that it can be for them too)." - The Universe
"Be who you are and be that well." - Saint Francis de Sales

12 March 2009

Building mashups using an API

Non-metric System Map

(Podcast) Information Visualization: Beyond Reporting and Into Collaboration

(Example) Google Image Search " Showing only line drawings"

(IP) Orphan works

(How to) Edit Videos (for Free)

Another online poster printing service (3x3' for $35)

(Book selection) "Information Visualization: Using Vision to Think"

35 Ways To Get Links to Your Blog

Got a Via reference for blog quote

"There is not a problem on earth where the solution does not begin with education." - http://www.freeschools.org/
"Like a flower blooming in a desert, talent can be unseen and unappreciated... For those talented ones in any culture who are fated with some degree of freedom from everyday toil, there can be little excuse." - Robert Genn
"As bohemianism itself became institutionalized, Wyeth encapsulated the artistic conservative's paradoxical idea of cultural disobedience through traditional behavior." - "Michael Kimmelmann, critic
"Why are the pictures square if the lens is round?" - notstevenwright
"A work of art is a world in itself, reflecting senses and emotions of the artist’s world." - Hans Hofmann

11 March 2009

Google Map team kills a young deer while capturing images for the Google Map street application. Via map - Google Blog Search

The media/electronic art scoping symposium seeks to explore the current pioneering educators, artists and scientists who have brought about the dissolution of boundaries that have traditionally existed between the artistic and technological disciplines. Interactive mind map

Radiant Pictures Add Power to Projects (Mind Mapping is an ideal resource for project managers and teams).

Road Maps: real and imaginary

(Example) Image down-loading and sales system

www.elated.ca : listing of activities with 'An Affiliation of eLearning Architects, Trainers, Educators and Designers'.

(Book review) 'The Ghost Map' is at once a real map, but also a metaphor for progress, for navigation of the future using the past.

Obama Poster (Copyright Infringement?)

(Video) The Cramps frontman Lux Interior died (Fever)

Blog reaction-ed here

"Worry and time have an inverse relationship; the more you have of one, the less you have of the other (yet curiously both are suspended when you live in the now)." - The Universe
"The easy path leads to the hard life. The hard path leads to the easy life" -Rainer Maria Rilke
"Artists] love to immerse themselves in chaos in order to put it into form, just as God created form out of chaos in Genesis. Forever unsatisfied with the mundane, the apathetic, the conventional, they always push on to newer worlds." - Rollo May (1909 - 1994) US psychoanalyst
"Nothing is worth more than this day." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
"The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it." -Henry David Thoreau

10 March 2009

GigaPan Super zoom technology

Pirate Map (with LibGD and Google Maps) [ Via splitbrain.org]

(Examples) Structured Visual Thinking

Gickr.com lets you instantly create Animated GIFs (online, free, right now!)

Knowledge Media Design Institute : http://www.kmdi.toronto.edu/ University of Toronto (CONCERT)

(Call for Proposals) Rhizome Commissions 2010

(3 issues) Dada Magazine

Celebrating creativity in resistance

(Definitions) "Stigmergy" is a mechanism of spontaneous, indirect coordination between agents or actions, where the trace left in the environment by an action stimulates the performance of a subsequent action (by the same or a different agent).

Apparently listed somewhere here

"I don't care if the final results are true to my original idea, because my ideas constantly change." - Dale Chihuly, Artist
"Genius and stupidity never stray from their respective paths; talent wanders to and fro, following every light." - George Moore (1852 - 1933) Irish author, poet, dramatist
"However long it takes, however difficult it seems, or however lonely you may become, remember, you live in a dream world where everything can change in an instant (especially when you've been visualizing)." - The Universe
"Success: Fall down seven times. Get up eight." - Chinese Proverb
"Making a fortune allowed Wyeth to play a familiar American role; the free-thinking individualist who at the same time represented the vox populi." - Michael Kimmelmann, critic

09 March 2009

Purpose-Driven Evaluation of Information Visualizations

Blank Spots on the Map” Secrecy News

The Information Triangle (Society, Science, IT)

(MindMap) OrgChart

(International journal) Public: Art/Culture/Ideas

Goal Setting With The Law Of Detachment

Everything about a website

(Google search) Web History


My Dewey Decimal System Map discussed here

"What a bitter struggle is waged between talent and fate." - Nguyen Du, author of "The Tale of Kieu" (the most revered saga in Vietnamese literature).
"...the world is indeed ready for ALL of you. Go on. ... Astonish yourself." - TU
"The paths of glory at least lead to the grave, but the paths of duty may not get you anywhere." - James Thurber (1894 - 1961) US "novelist, humorist, cartoonist Via
"All is way (Tao)." - Martin Heidegger
"Money demands that you sell, not your weakness to men's stupidity, but your talent to their reason." - Ayn Rand

06 March 2009

Online mindmap resource for medical students and doctors.

Explaining in Words & Pictures...

Five ways to map the world

World Conference & Trade Show (Training and Development Organizations) : http://www.cstd.ca/conference/iftdo2009.html October 19-23rd, Toronto Via

Paradox of the Inclusive Map: Let us imagine that a portion of the soil of England has been levelled off perfectly and that on it a cartographer traces a map of England. The job is perfect; there is no detail of the soil of England, no matter how minute, that is not registered on the map; everything has there its correspondence. This map, in such a case, should contain a map of the map, which should contain a map of the map of the map, and so on to infinity.' (Posed by Josiah Royce, in The World and the Individual, 1899)

Right Brain vs Left Brain (Master of Fine Arts trumps M.B.A. in Creative Businesses)

(Banff) 2009-10 Visual Arts Programs : Call for Applications

Blocklisted add-ons that should no longer be used with Mozilla products


Edward Burtynsky: TED Prize wish

"The only miracles that can't reach you are the ones you wait around for." - TU
"Communication is too often taken for granted when it should be taken to pieces." - J. Fiske
"Innovative ideas, conceptual breakthroughs, and revolutionary plans come about when information is viewed a new way." - Henry Woodbury, Principal User Experience Consultant, Dynamic Diagrams, January 2009 Via
"The job of the artist is always to deepen the mystery." - Francis Bacon
"The next best knowing isn't something, it's knowing where to find things." - R.B.Wild

05 March 2009

Why cartography is such a good communication tool

Interface Sketches (based around a concept of aggregating and visualizing online media buzz across various social media outlets).

(Zoom Examples) visualizing large numbers

Why Your Ideas Need Visual Explanation

MindMapPedia : http://www.mindmappedia.com/ (library of mind maps)

10 Web Sites That Will Matter in 2009

(Book) Bomb After Bomb, A Violent Cartography


(Definitions) savoir = know : beget = reproduce : kiezen = choose

(Music) Muse - Map of The Problematique

"Things are only impossible until they're not." - Jean-Luc Picard
"You are so poised for the time of your life." - The Universe
"What you have to do is break all the rules." - Andrew Wyeth
"Make no little plans." - Daniel Burnham, Cartographer of 1909 Plan of Chicago
"Playing jazz means learning how to reconcile differences, even when they’re opposites… Jazz teaches you how to have a dialogue with integrity." - Wynton Marsalis, the virtuoso trumpet player and artistic director of jazz at Lincoln Center in New York City

04 March 2009

Visual Thinking: Inform, Influence, inspire thinking picture ...

Seminal papers in information mapping

Mapping metaphors:
  • "land": rational, intellectual, conscious, order, recognized "left brain", yang, practical, expressed, etc
  • "water": irrational, emotional, unconsciuous, disorder, unrecognized, "right brain", yin, "impractical", repressed, etc.

  • Gerrymander Mapping Via

    (Live?) Spider on Map (change viewing angle)

    Intellectual Property Digital Library

    The Infoscape Research Lab hosts research projects that focus on the cultural impact of digital code. The lab engages in software and other new media tool development, code mapping, interface design, and new media content analysis.

    MOCCA (Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art)

    (60 Minutes' report): Is Peace Out of Reach

    Talking Heads - Once in a Lifetime-live!

    "How we remember, what we remember, and why we remember form the most personal map of our individuality." - Christina Baldwin (0 - ____) US writer 'One to One', 1977
    "What you want has no bearing on whether or not you'll get it. None. It's only ever a question of whether or not you can behave as if you already have it." - The Universe
    "The picture-examining eye is the best finder we have of the wholly unanticipated." - John Tukey, Statistician (quoted by Seth Roberts, University of California at Berkeley in 'ThreeThings Statistics Textbooks Don’t Tell You', 2005)
    "...some works become impossible projects and must finally be abandoned. Others can be set aside to live another day. Like cheeses in a cellar, they cure and ripen. With time, new techniques or solutions bubble to the surface. " - Robert Genn
    "A place is yours when you know where all the roads go." - Stephen King

    03 March 2009

    Nibipedia has taken TED videos, associated time stamps with them, and associated Wikipedia pages with the time stamps. Via

    Zooming 20millionX

    (Conference) Spatial Relations: An Interdisciplinary Perspective

    Canadian eLearning Enterprise Alliance (CeLEA) : http://www.celea-aceel.ca/

    The ten and a half commandments of vis ...

    Travelling Tips For A Happier Life Journey

    The Montage Art of Winston Smith : http://www.winstonsmith.com/gallery/

    Technoscience Salon
    (Entangling Technoscience, Politics and Play in the GTA)

    (First) Song sold

    Listed under 'Blog' : "memorable visualization of universal knowledge" :...

    "A good composition doesn't need to tell the whole story." - Robert Genn
    "He who leaveth home in search of knowledge walketh in the path of God. " Mohammed (570 - 632) Arab religious leader
    "The categories of human thought are never fixed in any one definite form; they are made, unmade and remade incessantly; they change with places and times." - Emile Durkheim Via
    "There is nothing worse than being a doer with nothing to do." - Elizabeth Layton
    "See through the fog that tells others nothing matters, nothing is happening, and it does no good." - The Universe

    02 March 2009

    "Visual Storytelling Warehouse" (Technical Report, 2006) by Dr. ERGUN AKLEMAN, Prof, Visualization Sciences Program, Department of Architecture, Texas A&M University

    Exploratorium Geometry

    Web 2.0 Mapping and Social Networks Group

    Photos that Changed the World .oO

    The 10 Commandments of Punditry

    Dictionaraoke.org - The Singing Dictionary

    (MP3) Colbert ReMix

    (Job) Researcher specializing in art, design and new media

    Russia Unveils Aggressive Arctic Plans

    Chouette Collection de plan ;) WildMaps (Flickr) Published in Uncategorized.

    "I have lived too long with cautious thinking. Now I will make myself mad." - Rumi
    "They say you can't do it, but sometimes it doesn't always work." - Casey Stengel
    'That's good,' said the girl. 'Is it yours? Do you write? It sounds like the beginning of a poem: "My father's map is..." What is it?' ' His,' said Boaz-Jachin. 'And he can keep it.' - Russell Hoban. The Lion of Boaz-Jachin and Jachin-Boaz
    "There is nothing under the sun that can stop your thoughts from becoming things. Prepare the way." - TU
    "If you don’t like something, change it; If you can’t change it, change the way you think about it." - Mary Engelbreit