30 October, 2006

Suggest a caption.

All right, how do you see it?

25 October, 2006

Before you ask.

This is the Empire State Building taken by Vincent Laforet.

But, speaking of which, a question I hear often and ask myself sometimes is: What were they doing up there in the clouds anyway?

Merci Colette.

23 October, 2006

Nelly and the Comédie Française.

What a man. Monsieur Jourdain!

Such courage.

Molière as Caesar, Molière and an old building.

A man has got to do what a man has got to do, and what a man.

Thanks again Nelly.

20 October, 2006

Philippe's shot.

The photo indicates this was taken in 1976.

19 October, 2006

Family album one more time.


Family album.

Jardin des Tuileries.

18 October, 2006

A cat among some others.

J'aime les grenouilles.

17 October, 2006


Some of us.

10 October, 2006


People bring people to people in an ever widening mesh of contacts.

It is life that.

07 October, 2006

Pie in the sky.

Suggest a caption. Impress your friends.

And the winner is:


"But...a true democracy, if there were such a thing, surely would be magnificent to behold..."

Words, words, words.

"Lycurgus himself seems to have been short and sententious, if we may trust the anecdotes of him; as appears by his answer to one who by all means would set up a democracy in Lacedaemon. "Begin, friend," said he, "and set it up in your family.""

05 October, 2006

Words 2

"We may see their character, too, in their very jests. For they did not throw them out at random, but the very wit of them was grounded upon something or other worth thinking about. For instance, one, being asked to go hear a man who exactly counterfeited the voice of a nightingale, answered, "Sir, I have heard the nightingale itself." Another, having read the following inscription upon a tomb-

"Seeking to quench a cruel tyranny, They, at Selinus, did in battle die,"

said, it served them right; for instead of trying to quench the tyranny, they should have let it burn out."

Plutarch again, Dryden translation.

01 October, 2006


By popular demand.

Our The Sorcerer's Apprentice.

"A third ordinance of Rhetra was, that they should not make war often, or long, with the same enemy, lest that they should train and instruct them in war, by habituating them to defend themselves." Lycurgus by Plutarch

More, but different.

Things change.


for the better.