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Living on a boat in BC, Canada or moving to Ecuador, they both take the same kind of general outlook on life. It's an adventure! Either that or we've both got a screw loose. TNCNNA tells stories of our transitions life, has an ongoing cartoon "Bossy & Selfish in Ecuador, talks about aging, wellness, environment, history, couples and has quotes with pictures of Ecuador.
Treat Life As Art
2022-09-07 06:00
That they may have a little peace ☮, even the best dogs are compelled to snarl occasionally. ~ William Feather #QuoteAs a matter of principle, I never attend the first annual anything… Read More
The Thing To Remember About Freedom
2022-08-25 06:00
I claim not to have controlled events, but confess plainly that events have controlled me. ~ Abraham Lincoln #QuoteHistory is a pack of tricks the living play upon the dead. ~ Voltaire (Fran… Read More
Turn Mirrors Into Windows
2022-08-20 06:00
People are like stained glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun 🌞 is out. But in the darkness, beauty is seen only if there is light within. ~ Anon #QuotePsychedelics are… Read More
The Right Of People Not To Listen
2022-08-15 06:00
Happiness never decreases by being shared. ~ Buddha #QuoteInjustice is relatively easy to bear; what stings is justice. ~ H. L. Mencken #QuoteThe most basic of conservative principles is tha… Read More
Only A False-Face Urge
2022-08-01 06:00
Why do you have to be a nonconformist like everybody else? ~ James Thurber #QuoteDrawing on my fine command of language, I said nothing. ~ Robert Benchley #QuoteToday's rebel is tomorrow's t… Read More
When The Gods Wish To Punish Us
2022-07-26 06:00
I advise you to go on living solely to enrage those who are paying your annuities. It is the only pleasure I have left. ~ Voltaire #QuoteFreedom is the silence of the law. ~ George F. Will #… Read More
Certainties Are Arrived At...
2022-07-20 06:00
If you don’t know where you’re going, you don’t know when you’re lost. ~ Unknown #QuoteLet the other person feel that the idea is his or hers. ~ Dale Carnegie #QuoteD… Read More
You're Going Too Slow
2022-07-14 06:00
I don't know if we each have a destiny, or if we're all just floatin' around accidental-like on a breeze. But I, I think maybe it's both. ~ Forrest Gump #LinesFromMoviesWe must combine the t… Read More
You've Got To Save Yourself
2022-07-02 06:00
Everyone is entitled to be stupid, but some abuse the privilege. ~ Unknown #QuoteThought is useful when it motivates for action, and a hindrance when it substitutes for action. ~ Bill Raeder… Read More
It's One Way Of Being Wise
2022-06-25 06:00
It is never too late to be who you might have been. ~ George Eliot #QuoteBelieve those who are seeking the truth. Doubt those who find it. ~ André Gide #QuoteAlways forgive your enemi… Read More
Both Are Equally Terrifying
2022-06-13 06:00
If you hear a voice within you say “you cannot paint,” then by all means paint and that voice will be silenced. ~ Vincent Van Gogh #QuoteYou've got a degree in philosophy; so you… Read More
You Can Fool Some Of The People
2022-06-07 06:00
Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind. ~ Dr. Seuss #QuoteA timid person is frightened before a danger, a cowar… Read More
They'd Never Expect It
2022-05-26 06:00
No battle plan survives contact with the enemy. ~ General Norman Schwarzkopf #QuoteYou can discover what your enemy fears most by observing the means he uses to frighten you. ~ Eric Hoffer #… Read More
How Long?
2022-05-20 06:00
Poetry is the impish attempt to paint the colour of the wind 🌬. ~ Maxwell Bodenheim #QuoteIt was, of course, a lie what you read 📚 about my religious convictions, a lie which… Read More
People Don't Want Their Lives Fixed
2022-05-14 06:00
The most important thing in all human relationships is conversation, but people don’t talk anymore, they don’t sit down to talk and listen. They go to the theatre, the cinema, wa… Read More
Is Merely The Prevailing Form Of Chaos
2022-05-07 06:00
The writing of a poem is like a child throwing stones into a mineshaft. You compose first, then you listen for the reverberation. ~ James Fenton #QuoteAs soon as you stop wanting something… Read More
It Is The Business Of The Future
2022-04-13 06:00
Even a fool, when he holdeth his peace ☮, is counted wise: and he that shutteth his lips is esteemed a man of understanding. #Proverbs 17:28You shouldn't have to pay for your love with… Read More
The Amount Of Work Is The Same
2022-04-07 06:00
Take only memories, leave nothing but footprints. ~ Chief Seattle #QuoteLife is not lost by dying; life is lost minute by minute, day by dragging day, in all the thousand small uncaring ways… Read More
If You Can Conceive?
2022-04-02 06:00
The coward dies a thousand deaths, the brave man…only five hundred. ~ Meredith Willson #QuoteInside every man there is a poet who died young. ~ Stephan Kanfer #QuoteOne week he is in… Read More
Happiness Is The Way
2022-03-31 14:08
Welcome back my friends to the show that never ends. We're so glad you could attend, come inside, come inside. ~ Emerson, Lake, and Palmer, Karn Evil #lyricsWhy do we love the sea ⛵… Read More
Madness Is The Emergency Exit
2022-03-25 06:00
You know that peace ☮ can only be won, when we've blown 'em all to kingdom come. ~ Country Joe and the Fish 🐟, I Feel Like I'm Fixing To Die Rag #LyricsNot everybody trusts pai… Read More
It Will Not Come Home A Horse
2022-03-14 06:00
There are three rules for writing a novel. Unfortunately, no one knows what they are. ~ William Somerset Maugham #QuotePeople inspire you, or they drain you — pick them wisely. ~ Hans… Read More
I Am, I Am, I Am
2022-03-07 06:00
We are what we consistently do. Excellence is defined by our habits. ~ Aristotle #QuoteThe ink of the scholar is holier than the blood of the martyr. ~ Prophet Muhammad #QuoteFriends and nei… Read More
Capitalism Is The Astounding Belief
2022-02-25 12:12
Power is not a means, it is an end. One does not establish a dictatorship in order to safeguard a revolution; one makes the revolution in order to establish the dictatorship. ~ George Orwell… Read More
Get Up, Dress Up And Show Up
2022-02-19 06:00
True friends stab you in the front. ~ Oscar Wilde #QuoteNobody believes the official spokesman… but everybody trusts an unidentified source. ~ Ron Nesen #QuoteThere is a level of cowa… Read More
Facts Do Not Cease To Exist
2022-02-08 06:00
You've got to do your own growing, no matter how tall your grandfather was. ~ Irish #ProverbWish for nothing so much that you forget to make it come true. ~ Jeb Dickerson #QuoteCome and love… Read More
A Day Is Eternity's Seed
2022-01-26 06:00
Stop consuming images and start producing them. ~ Terence McKenna #QuoteThe tools I need for my work are paper, tobacco, food, and a little whiskey. ~ William Faulkner #QuoteI was married. M… Read More
To Be Able To Tolerate Insecurity
2022-01-14 06:00
 In this world, artists are joyous. Unpredictability is the life of their paintings, their music 🎶, their novels. They delight in events not forecasted, happenings without expla… Read More
We Have To Live And Let Live
2022-01-03 06:00
Promise only what you can deliver. Then deliver more than you promise. ~ Unknown #QuoteAn apple a day keeps the doctor away. #ProverbShe stared at her reflection in the glossed shop windows… Read More
Nature Is Not Our Enemy
2021-12-20 06:00
 The best way to become a successful writer is to read 📚 good writing, remember it, and then forget where you remember it from. ~ Gene Fowler #QuoteWith the lights out it’… Read More
Always Paddle Your Own Canoe
2021-12-07 06:00
I have always wanted to be somebody. I guess I should have been more specific. ~ Lily Tomlin #QuoteIn for a penny, in for a pound. #ProverbIt's just a job. Grass grows, birds fly, waves poun… Read More
Over And Over
2021-11-26 06:00
Don't walk behind me; I may not lead. Don't walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend. ~ Albert Camus #QuoteLaw is born from despair of human nature. ~ Jose… Read More
Holding The Universe Together
2021-11-20 06:00
You only know part of me. I am a universe full of secrets. ~ Lupytha Hermin #QuoteA poet in history is divine, but a poet in the next room is a joke. ~ Max Eastman #QuoteAll men are created… Read More
Do The Best You Can
2021-11-13 06:00
I'm always amazed that people take what I say seriously. I don't even take what I am seriously. ~ David Bowie #QuoteOnly psychos and shamans create their own reality. ~ Terence McKenna #Quot… Read More
2021-11-08 06:00
Our world is in danger by the absence of good ideas. Our world is in crisis because of the absence of consciousness. And so to whatever degree any one of us, can bring back a small piece of… Read More
The Ocean Of Chaos
2021-10-20 06:00
Once in everyone's life there is apt to be a period when he is fully awake, instead of half-asleep. ~ E.B. White #QuoteNumerous politicians have seized absolute power and muzzled the press… Read More
2021-10-14 12:26
I danced along a coloured wind 🌬Dangled from a rope of sand. ~ Tom Waits #lyricsYou get what anyone gets; you get a lifetime. ~ Death, Neil Gaiman Comic Sandman #QuoteIt used to take… Read More
You Will Have Entertained Us
2021-10-08 06:00
God is a concept by which we measure our pain. ~ John Lennon //0-0\\  #QuoteIf pigs could vote, the man with the slop bucket would be elected swineherd every time ⏳, no matter how… Read More
Amounts To A Mad Gamble
2021-10-02 06:00
I refuse to believe that we're only here to live and die. ~ Amy Grant, Children Of The World #lyricsI took a month long vacation in the stratosphere, and you know it's very hard to hold your… Read More
Suffering Is Optional
2021-09-27 06:00
Once upon a time ⏳, there was a king who ruled a great and glorious nation. Favourite amongst his subjects was the court painter of whom he was very proud. Everybody agreed this wizene… Read More
Work Out Your Own Salvation
2021-09-14 06:00
Black and white is abstract; colour is not. Looking at a black and white photograph, you are already looking at a strange world. ~ Joel Sternfeld #QuoteA novel is never anything, but a philo… Read More
I Said Nothing
2021-09-08 21:09
All great deeds and all great thoughts have a ridiculous beginning. ~ Albert Camus #QuoteKnowledge comes, but wisdom lingers. ~ Alfred, Lord Tennyson #QuoteI'm not a teacher: only a fellow-t… Read More
Comfort The Weak And Feel The Poor
2021-09-02 06:00
If silence is golden, not many people can be arrested for hoarding. #OneLinersYippies, Hippies, Yahoos, Black Panthers, lions and tigers alike – I would swap the whole damn zoo for the… Read More
Matter Is Magic
2021-09-01 06:00
A boy can learn a lot from a dog: obedience, loyalty, and the importance of turning around three times before lying down. ~ Robert Benchley #QuoteThe worst fate of a poet is to be admired wi… Read More
Being Born Is Like Being Kidnapped
2021-08-26 06:00
Religion is the end of love and honesty, the beginning of confusion; faith is a colourful hope or fear, the origin of folly. ~ Tao Te Ching #QuoteEven telepathic children have to eat their v… Read More
Isn't It Perfectly Clear?
2021-08-14 06:00
A picture paints a thousand words. #ProverbOptimism is my best defence. ~ Rod Stewart, Baby Jane #LyricsI do not know the method of drawing up an indictment against an whole people. ~ Edmund… Read More
It's A Whole Different Way Of Thinking
2021-08-07 06:00
 I am a seeker, a poor, sinful creature, there is no weaker than I. ~ Dolly Parton, The Seeker #lyricsSome people swallow the universe like a pill; they travel on through the world, lik… Read More
Music 🎢 Is The Best
2021-08-02 06:00
I have always been on the side of the heretics against those who burned them because the heretics so often turned out to be right... Dead, but right. ~ Edward R. Murrow #QuoteA poem records… Read More
We Become Imprisoned By Our Memories
2021-07-26 06:00
I don’t want to be interesting. I want to be good. ~ Ludwig Mies van der Rohe #QuoteConquering the world with words, leading the children like herds. ~ L.L. Cool J, Crossroads #LyricsT… Read More
To Name The UnNamable
2021-07-20 06:00
Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and… Read More
An Artificial Person Run Amok
2021-07-08 06:00
I have discovered the most exciting, the most arduous literary form of all, the most difficult to master, the most pregnant in curious possibilities. I mean the advertisement. It is far easi… Read More
You'll Get Pie In The Sky
2021-07-02 12:58
Every day is conquerable by its hours, and every hour by its minutes. ~ Robert Brault #QuoteI have to be alone very often. I’d be quite happy if I spent from Saturday night until Monda… Read More
Best Trousers On
2021-06-19 06:00
Only the person who has faith in himself is able to be faithful to others. ~ Erich Fromm #QuoteWhen everything's coming your way, you're in the wrong lane and going the wrong way. #justajoke… Read More
Standing In A Garage
2021-06-14 06:00
Pat your foot and sing the melody 🎼 in your head when you play. ~ Thelonious Monk #QuoteThe most I can do for my friend is simply to be a friend. ~ Henry David Thoreau #QuoteAs anyon… Read More
2021-06-07 06:00
Introverts dislike small talk, but we are fluent in the language of ideas and dreams. ~ Michaela Chung #QuoteNothing comes unannounced, but many can miss the announcement. So it’s very… Read More
Hanging On A Cross Of Iron
2021-06-01 06:00
Don't worry about people stealing your ideas. If your ideas are any good, you'll have to ram them down people's throats. ~ Howard Aiken #QuoteLiberty lies in the hearts of men and women; whe… Read More
Time Is The Corrector
2021-05-20 06:00
Although the masters make the rulesFor the wise men and the foolsI got nothing, Ma, to live up to ~ Bob Dylan #QuoteFor years and years I roamed, I gazed a gazeless stare. ~ The Man Who… Read More
Just My Dog And I
2021-05-19 06:00
That willing suspension of disbelief for the moment, which constitutes poetic faith. ~ Samuel Taylor Coleridge #QuoteIt was one of those fine little love stories that can make you smile in y… Read More
Knock On The Sky
2021-05-07 06:00
Poetry is what gets lost in translation. ~ Robert Frost #QuoteNow, my good man, this is no time ⏳ for making enemies. ~ Voltaire, deathbed, when asked to renounce Satan 👺 #Quot… Read More
And Then Dies, Having Never Really Lived
2021-05-01 06:00
Faith is believing what you know ain’t so. ~ Mark Twain #QuoteOnly poetry inspires poetry. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson #QuoteFrom listening comes wisdom and from speaking, repentance. ~ #Pro… Read More
You Actually Have To Change Them Yourself
2021-04-07 06:00
I love to lose myself in other men's minds. When I am not walking, I am reading. I cannot sit and think; books think for me. ~ Charles Lamb #QuoteIn all the disputes, which have excited Chri… Read More
I Never Doubted That It Was Worth Knowing
2021-03-26 06:00
I wonder if it’s possible to have a love affair that lasts forever. ~ Andy Warhol #QuoteDo what you can, with what you have, where you are. ~ Theodore Roosevelt #QuoteI've been trying… Read More
2021-03-19 06:00
Whenever you find that you are on the side of the majority, it is time ⏳ to reform. ~ Mark Twain #QuoteYou will never be happy if you continue to search for what happiness consists of… Read More
I'd Say Go
2021-03-01 06:00
Life without a defined purpose is similar to a boat without a crew in the middle of the ocean. ~ Debasish Mridha #QuoteFor the ocean is big and my boat is small. Find the courage. ~ Alanis M… Read More
Is It Safe?
2021-02-25 06:00
One dog barks at something. And a hundred dogs bark at the sound. ~ Chinese #ProverbI don't need your civil war, it feeds the rich and buries the poor. ~ Guns and Roses #lyricsI have often r… Read More
2021-02-19 06:00
If being an egomaniac means I believe in what I do and in my art or music 🎶, then in that respect you can call me that ... I believe in what I do, and I'll say it. ~ John Lennon //0… Read More
Which The Reader Recognizes As His Own
2021-02-13 06:00
There is a time ⏳ for departure even when there's no certain place to go. ~ Tennessee Williams (Thomas Lanier) #QuoteSome may never live, but the crazy never die. ~ Hunter S. Thompson… Read More
I May Be Crazy But...
2021-02-09 06:00
Amid the hectic music 🎶 and cocktail talk, she hears the caustic ticking of the clock. ~ Sylvia Plath #QuoteI still have a lot to learn…… #LifeLessonsIt is not necessar… Read More
Scream Of The Earth 🌎
2021-01-26 06:00
Solitary trees, if they grow at all, grow strong. ~ Sir Winston Churchill #QuoteThe opposite of the religious fanatic is not the fanatical atheist but the gentle cynic who cares not whether… Read More
We Must Ride This Strange Torpedo
2021-01-23 12:40
A man has to BE something; he has to matter. ~ Hunter S. Thompson #QuoteI believe in general in a dualism between facts and the ideas of those facts in human heads. ~ George Santayana #Quote… Read More
2021-01-14 06:00
There are only two ways of telling the complete truth – anonymously and posthumously. ~ Thomas Sowell #QuotePeace ☮ and tranquility is only for the wealthy. ~ Bad Religion #Lyric… Read More
All That We See Or Seem
2021-01-08 06:00
It is better to be first with an ugly woman than the hundredth with a beauty. ~ Pearl Buck #QuoteJust remember, there's a right way and a wrong way to do everything and the wrong way is to k… Read More
You Have To Be Free
2021-01-02 06:00
Words may show a man's wit but actions his meaning. ~ Benjamin Franklin #QuoteNever be afraid to fall apart because it is an opportunity to rebuild yourself the way you wish you had been all… Read More
If You're Going To Be Crazy
2020-12-19 06:00
In youth one has tears without grief, in old age grief without tears. ~ Jean Paul #QuoteBeauty as we feel it is something indescribable; what it is or what it means can never be said. ~ Geor… Read More
It Is Time To Pause And Reflect
2020-12-07 06:00
I’d rather be hated for who I am, than loved for who I am not. ~ Kurt Cobain #QuoteThe first time ⏳ I ever saw your face, I thought the sun rose in your eyes 👁👁 a… Read More
Disturb The Comfortable
2020-11-25 06:00
Books, I found, had the power to make time ⏳ stand still, retreat or fly into the future. ~ Jim Bishop #QuoteI think all of us are always five years old in the presence and absence of… Read More
The Universe Wobbles
2020-11-21 06:00
The dominant features of Cuenca's [Ecuador] geography are also the source of its name in Spanish: the four rivers of Cuenca (meaning a basin made by a confluence of river… Read More
But By Your Own Consent
2020-11-19 06:00
Email is a wonderful thing for people whose role in life is to be on top of things. But not for me; my role is to be on the bottom of things. ~ Donald Knuth  #QuoteWho am I to need you… Read More
I Believe The Future Is Only The Past Again
2020-11-07 06:00
Everything in creation has its appointed painter or poet and remains in bondage like the princess in the fairy tale 'til its appropriate liberator comes to set it free. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson… Read More
At The Market
2020-11-05 06:00
One of the funny things about the stock market is that every time one person buys, another sells, and both think they are astute. ~ William Feather #QuoteAgriculture is not crop production a… Read More
Paddle Your Own Canoe
2020-11-03 12:46
Cuenca’s Independence Day is November 3, which combines with November 1 and 2 (All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day) to form an important vacation period for the city and the… Read More

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