Can it be any clearer?

You have two cows.

Your neighbor has none.

You feel guilty for being successful.

Barbra Streisand sings for you.


You have two cows.

Your neighbor has none.

Most men lead lives of quiet desperation
and go to the grave with the song still in them.

- Henry David Thoreau
Dogs look up to you.
Cats look down at you.
Give me a pig - they look you in the eye!
- Winston Churchill
You'll find most people who reject you for what you do and how you live don't like what they do or how they live themselves.

Some people hate a person who smiles; they assume they've gotten away with something.

The meditation word for today

I'd really like to discuss this...

Sex is just another form of communication.

If your partner doesn't know how to talk, chances are they don't know how to make love, either.

The meditation word for today is...communication

Depends on your perspective...

The water buffalo hates the tiger with an endless hate,

but the tiger loves the water buffalo.

Pshhhhhtt! glug, glug, glug....ahhhhhhhh!

Beer is better when drunk.

- tag line on a Playa forum

countdown to Playa - 5 days

About books...

"Books to the ceiling, books to the sky.
My piles of books are a mile high.
How I love them!
How I need them!
I’ll have a long beard by the time I read them"
- Arnold Lobel

The meditation word for today is...bibliophilia

The Parable of the Fisherman

The American businessman was at the pier of a small South Pacific Island village when a small boat with just one fisherman docked.

Inside the small boat was a dorrado and several large grouper. The American complimented the Islander on the quality of his fish and asked how long it took to catch them.

The Islander replied, "Only a little while."

The American then asked why didn't he stay out longer and catch more fish?

The Islander said he had enough to support his family's immediate needs.

The American then asked, "But what do you do with the rest of your time?"

The fisherman said, "I sleep late, fish a little, play with my children, take a late afternoon nap with my wife, Helia, stroll into the village each evening where I sip rum and play guitar with my friends, I have a full and busy life."

The American scoffed, "I am a Harvard MBA and could help you. You should spend more time fishing and with the proceeds, buy a bigger boat with the proceeds from the bigger boat you could buy several boats, eventually you would have a fleet of fishing boats.

Instead of selling your catch to a middleman you would sell directly to the processor, eventually opening your own cannery. You would control the product, processing and distribution.

You would need to leave this small fishing village and move to Australia, then LA and eventually NYC where you will run your expanding enterprise."

The South Seas fisherman asked, "But, how long will this all take?"

To which the American replied, "15 to 20 years."

"But what then?"

The American laughed and said that's the best part. "When the time is right you would announce an IPO and sell your company stock to the public and become very rich, you would make millions."

"Millions, really? Then what?"

The American said, "Then you would retire. Move to a small fishing village where you would sleep late, fish a little, play with your kids, take a late afternoon nap with your wife, stroll to the village in the evenings here you could sip rum and play your guitar with your friends."

The timeless dilemma...

[Man and younger woman in passionate embrace]

Girl: "I love you so much!"
Man: "I love YOU!"
Girl: "Mmm, I'm so alive"
Man: "That's the word - ALIVE - I've never been so alive until now!"
Girl: "Until now!"
Man: "I worry about our age difference."
Girl: "What is age? It's a state of mind!"
Man: "That's how I feel!"
Girl": "Who cares that when I hit my sexual peak you'll be seventy?"
Man: "I know! It's Bogey and Bacall!"
Girl: "Who?"

from Bowfinger
I never figured out why she went away,
but I did figure out this -
love is a promise delivered already broken.

- Steve Martin, in Picasso at the Lapin Agile
It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.

- Aristotle

Oooooo, been there, done that, too!

No matter how good she looks,
some other guy is sick and tired

of putting up with her .

Been there...done that...

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"A man who views the world the same at fifty, as he did at twenty, has wasted thirty years"

- Mohamed Ali