October 25, 2016

"Happiness is a skill. Skills must be learned."
--Matthieu Ricard
"Happiness is a skill. But cookies come pre-packaged as cookie dough in various flavors with easy-to-follow instructions."
--Elio Maggini

October 24, 2016

"Reddit user Noerdy rearranged leaves around the base of a tree in order to make it appear to be glowing."

On the fourth floor tower two trophy cases--each empty. Doesn't Barron at least have a snow globe collection that he could stick in one of these? There's another case on the fifth floor that showcases a perfectly lit....nothing. Seriously, this building is like a giant metaphor museum.
--Nell Scovell visits the startlingly decrepit Trump Tower
Harvard Square classic Cafe Algiers closing forever Sunday after abrupt announcement
Well, that sucks. Bright side: room for more ATMs and maybe another CVS? Viva Harvard Square.

October 23, 2016

Online I found a cleaner version of a cartoon I clipped from the March 20 2000 New Yorker...

October 22, 2016

via slate:
"Look at those teeth. The downturned lips. The clenching of his jaw and the rage in his stubby fingers as he rips that piece of paper out of his legal pad."
"An artist should play with your paint, be happy over it, [and] sing at your work.""
--William Merritt Chase, from the current MFA show

October 21, 2016

She is a treasure.