A kick is just a kick

Before I learned the art, a punch was just a punch, and a kick, just a kick. After I learned the art, a punch was no longer a punch, a kick, no longer a kick. Now that I understand the art, a punch is just a punch, and a kick is just a kick. -Bruce Lee

Binding together

There was a recent movie about the postwar rebuilding of Japan and a quote from a Japanese general in it has me thinking. His question was “What bands you Americans together besides the color of your flag?”

Pigs and science

and I are headed to the Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute (PARI)
this evening. They are doing a presentation on how their tracking system
was used during a number of Apollo missions. Who doesn’t love
mountains, two 26 meter radio telescopes(still in use) and
SCIENCE?!?!?!? Also, we’re going to Hawg Wild BBQ for dinner. Pigs and



Learn to enjoy every minute of your life. Be happy now. Don’t wait for something outside of yourself to make you happy in the future. Think how really precious is the time you have to spend, whether it’s at work or with your family. Every minute should be enjoyed and savored. -Earl Nightingale 


One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon instead of enjoying the roses that are blooming outside our windows today. -Dale Carnegie


Whoever came up with the idea of selling oatmeal at fast food places as a genius. And yes, Starbucks is fast food.
What’s the food cost for a 1/2 cup of oats and some flavoring? Like 4 cents. I’ll bet the cup they serve it in costs as much as the food.

I don’t understand why you’d pay $3 for this on your way to work. You know you can grab a packet of instant oatmeal out of your pantry and bring it to work right? Microwave it in your coffee cup. It’s probably about 15 cents that way.

Paying $3 for something that takes you 30 seconds to do for 15 cents sounds like something the government would do.