Life

Thoughts and insights about life. Philosophy. Sociology. Politics. How to live life and get the most out of it.

Begin doing what you want to do now. We are not living in eternity. We have only this moment, sparkling like a star in our hand—and melting like a snowflake.

Sir Francis Bacon, born: January 22, 1561  died: April 9, 1626

My Boy Jack

by Rudyard Kipling likely in 1916

“Have you news of my boy Jack?”
Not this tide.
“When d’you think that he’ll come back?”
Not with this wind blowing, and this tide.

from Gilbert and Sullivan's 1879 comic opera The Pirates of Penzance.


I am the very model of a modern Major-General,
I've information vegetable, animal, and mineral,
I know the kings of England, and I quote the fights historical
From Marathon to Waterloo, in order categorical;[a] 
I'm very well acquainted, too, with matters mathematical,
I understand equations, both the simple and quadratical,
About binomial theorem I'm teeming with a lot o' news,
With many cheerful facts about the square of the hypotenuse.

The Road Not Taken

by Robert Frost

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;

On Saturday, Nov 2, 2019, while riding from Paso Robles to San Diego in preparation for a Baja trip the following weekend, I fell off my Triumph Tiger 800xc. Given some folks have contacted me to learn the details, extent of injuries, and outcome, I thought it might be useful to document those details here.