Henry James // Portrait of a Lady

"... It occurred to me that it would be a kindness to take her about and introduce her to the world. She thinks she knows a great deal of it—like most American girls; but like most American girls she's ridiculously mistaken."- Mrs. Touchett

Henry James // Portrait of a Lady

Ralph: "Do you mean she's a gifted being?"Mrs. Touchett: "I don't know whether she's a gifted being, but she's a clever girl—with a strong will and a high temper. She has no idea of being bored."

Proverbs 4:23-27 NCV

Be careful what you think, because your thoughts run your life.Don't use your mouth to tell lies; don't ever say things that are not true. Keep your eyes focused on what is right, and look straight ahead to what is good. Be careful what you do, and always do what is right. Don't turn off the road of goodness; keep away from evil paths.

The Hillside House / LEED-H Platinum

Screen Shot 2013-02-05 at 10.49.31 PM GREEN FEATURES

• solar PV (electric) and solar thermal (hot water) • in floor hydronic heating • passive solar and geothermal design minimizes light loads and AC need • reclaimed exposed timber framing • engineering veneer hardwood flooring • spray in foam made from beet resins • maximum use of locally sourced materials • zero VOC (volatile organic compounds) paints and finishes • whole house automation and lighting system • low flow toilets, faucets, shower fixtures • recycled content concrete countertops, sinks, tubs and surfaces • LED lighting and innovative air recirculation system • non Portland Cement based stucco exterior • durable renewable Western Red Cedar siding • recycled standing metal seam roofing • Energy Star rated appliances • drought tolerant landscape • maximum recycling of construction debris • thermally broken, doubled paned, low E, aluminum framed windows and doors • high fly ash content in all concrete • "cultured" stone with high recycled materials content

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Catullus - da mi basia mille

1 Vivamus, mea Lesbia, atque amemus,2 rumoresque senum severiorum 3 omnes unius aestimemus assis! 4 soles occidere et redire possunt; 5 nobis, cum semel occidit brevis lux, 6 nox est perpetua una dormienda. 7 da mi basia mille, deinde centum, 8 dein mille altera, dein secunda centum, 9 deinde usque altera mille, deinde centum; 10 dein, cum milia multa fecerimus, 11 conturbabimus illa, ne sciamus, 12 aut ne quis malus invidere possit 13 cum tantum sciat esse basiorum.

Val Emmich // "Audience"

just wanted art that’s truejust want to talk about the blues

there’s no one left in the audience. everybody wants to be in the show. so what am I doing here? i don’t know.

had a picture in my mind but it’s gotten harder over time to hold on to that dream.

Val Emmich // "Like Minded"

it seems the older i geti’m stuck with the people i’ve met only strangers get why i’m upset the like minded

i get lonely as can be searching for somebody like me understands without having to speak the like minded

Atticus Finch // To Kill a Mocking Bird // Harper Lee

[People are] certainly entitled to think that [they’re right and I’m wrong], and they’re entitled to full respect for their opinions, but before I can live with other folks I’ve got to live with myself. The one thing that doesn’t abide by majority rule is a person’s conscience.